Peer Evaluation of Master Programs: Closing the Quality Circle of the CDIO Approach?

Peter Munkebo Hussmann, Anita Bisi, Johan Malmqvist, Birgitta Carlsson, Hilde Lysne, Anna-Karin Högfeldt

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A quality assurance project was conducted within the framework of the Nordic Five Tech Alliance (N5T), a
strategic alliance of the five leading technical universities in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. The
project concerned the development of a common quality enhancement tool for conducting peer evaluations of
educational programs to enable their further development and close the quality circle. In addition, the project
will contribute to the consolidation of the N5T alliance by facilitating contacts between faculty members and
providing them with an in-depth knowledge of the study programs within their field at another N5T institution.
The article describes the quality enhancement tool in detail, its contribution to the development of the involved
programs, and how international peer evaluation can contribute to closing the quality circle. Finally, it assesses
the value of the approach to contribute to the creation of long-term relationships in educational networks.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Quality Assurance in Engineering and Technology Education
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)67-79
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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  • CDIO
  • Higher education
  • Peer evaluation
  • Quality assurance
  • Self-evaluation
  • University collaboration


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