The purpose of the study is to assess whether the Ministry of Higher Education and Science has ensured satisfactory management of ECTS credits in the institutions of higher education. The report answers the following questions:
- Has the Ministry of Higher Education and Science established a framework for the institutions' management of ECTS credits?
- Are the educational institutions monitoring the student workload on a regular basis, and are the institutions able to substantiate (and document) the classification of the education programmes offered as full-time studies?
- Do selected educational institutions incorporate knowledge of the student workload, when the education programmes are organised?
It is Rigsrevisionen's assessment that the Ministry of Higher Education and Science has not ensured satisfactory management of ECTS credits in the institutions of higher education. The ministry cannot be certain that all higher education is organised as full-time pro-grammes, where the official duration of a education programme of one year is contingent upon the fact that the student workload corresponds to 60 ECTS credits. Therefore, the ministry cannot be certain either that it achieves value for money through the educational funding.
Rigsrevisionen initiated the study in November 2017.
Read the 1st chapter of the report (PDF)