The OAQ, acting on behalf of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI, performs quality audits designed to assess the internal quality assurance systems of the public universities.
Quality Audits are procedures which focus on the internal quality assurance systems of all public universities. They are conducted in a four-year cycle. Quality criteria are used to assess how the internal quality assurance system of a university functions and how this affects the study programs. Quality audits are the basis for the justification of financial contributions.