QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Quality management at the NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management is geared to the basic concept of a continuous improvement process. What is special about our NIT is that in addition to written evaluations we hold regular personal feedback rounds with the students. Furthermore, the Executive Board makes active use of our FIBAA program accreditation as an instrument for quality improvement while good NIT program ratings in the CHE university ranking confirm the outstanding study conditions at the NIT.

EVALUATIONS

To ensure high quality of teaching, NIT students evaluate all of their course lectures. We also conduct regular surveys of freshmen, graduates, alumni, and cooperating companies. The results are passed on to the teacher or lecturer and may be discussed if there is a need to review contents or teaching methods.

FEEDBACK ROUNDS

Regular class meetings with a fixed agenda are held at the NIT. Ample scope is also given to sharing views in an informal atmosphere at our group meetings. Elected class speakers, teaching assistants, and tutors are student representatives at the NIT. They are important formal and informal mouthpieces of the student body and providers of ideas on ways to improve teaching, facilities, or quality management.

FIBAA ACCREDITATION

NIT study programs are accredited by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA). The FIBAA is an internationally aligned European agency for quality assurance and quality development in academic education. In the course of accreditation, study programs are assessed by recognized experts who make recommendations on further course development.

CHE UNIVERSITY RANKING

Via the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) the NIT regularly takes part in the CHE university ranking – the most detailed and exhaustive ranking of German-language universities, universities of applied science, and vocational academies. It is a comprehensive and soundly based source of information about the different faculties, study programs and subjects for prospective students.


 

 

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

With in-house quality management embedded in day-to-day workflows, all NIT employees can confidently endorse this quality concept. It is based on the PDCA circle and its four phases “Plan – Do – Check – Act.” Activities are planned and then executed and reviewed in order, depending on the findings of the review, to undertake further steps as required. Review and response influence the next phase of planning, thereby closing the control loop.