Quality Recognition

Quality Recognition

A new call for AESOP Quality Recognition applications was launched on 1 November 2019.

New guidance to fill out the applications will be posted on the AESOP QR webpage the week after the Excellence in Education Board (EEB) meeting in Reading on 7 November 2019.


The Path towards Quality Recognition 2019-2020
  • AESOP member schools from all across Europe are encouraged to submit their QR applications. The new call for applications will remain open from 1 Nov 2019 until 31 Jan 2020.
  • The application and the procedure is based on single programmes’ recognition initiated by the AESOP school members on voluntary basis.
  • The new timeline 2019-2020 depicts the pathway to obtain quality recognition (see QR Timeline 2019-20).
  • Each application will be evaluated by 3 members of the Excellence in Education Board (EEB) appointed by the EEB Chair.
  • An EEB working group has been appointed by the Chair to evaluate new applications in the Spring 2020. The group is comprised of the following members:
    • Angelique Chettiparamb, University of Reading, UK
    • Maros Finka, Slovak University of Technology, Slovenia
    • Paulo Silva, University of Aveiro, Portugal
    • Konstantinos Lalenis, University of Thessaly, Greece
    • Tijana Dabovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
    • Ana Peric, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    • Artur da Rosa Pires, University of Aveiro, Portugal
    • Daniel Galland, NMBU, Norway (EEB Chair)
  • Planning programmes that are granted quality recognition will obtain the AESOP Certificate of Quality and Quality Recognition Report (valid until 2026). Both will be delivered to programme representatives at the AESOP Congress General Assembly in Bristol, UK.

‘Standardisation’ of AESOP Quality Recognition Process
  • As communicated by the EEB Chair during the AESOP General Assembly in Venice, the EEB has developed new criteria for quality recognition, which will be used as a benchmark against which planning programmes will be evaluated during the term 2019-2020.
  • The AESOP Certificates of Quality will be displayed on the AESOP QR webpage to promote a proactive and cooperative process of collective improvement of quality in planning education among the AESOP member schools.

About AESOP Quality Recognition

AESOP's mission is Promoting Excellence in Planning Education and Research. By Quality Recognition, we understand making the best of the plurality and diversity of approaches of our schools, in a process based on the cooperation between our schools. Consequently, AESOP Quality Recognition does not follow a competitive ‘ranking list’ approach.


 
Daniel Galland
AESOP EEB Chair

Oslo, Norway
1 November 2019