UIBS achieves Qfor certification for its campuses in Antwerp and Brussels

We are proud to announce that our main campuses in Antwerp and Brussels have recently been certified by Qfor, a European quality label for training institutions, following a thorough 2-day audit in November 2015. The Qfor certification is based on customer satisfaction, internal organization and quality assurance policies. The audit’s scope included our various study programs and courses at the Undergraduate/Bachelor, Graduate/Master and Postgraduate/Doctor level.

During a Qfor audit the internal quality processes of an organization are reviewed through random checks of documents and by confirming the systematic implementation of these quality processes, combined with additional interviews where appropriate. The audit report was very positive, with excellent scoring in the areas of information availability; project preparation, execution and follow-up; competency management; campus location; staff involvement and continuous improvement. For those interested to learn more, the audit report is available for review with our on-campus staff members upon request.

“We are very pleased with the results”, says Mr. Thierry Kirschstein, Managing Director, who also initiated the certification process. “Achieving the Qfor label is another confirmation of the quality that we are offering our students to the benefit of all our stakeholders.”

Qfor is also recognized by the local Flemish government through the “Agentschap Ondernemen” as the basis for recognition of training institutions for the “KMO-portefeuille” subsidy program. We are keen on continuing our mission to obtain such recognition in Flanders and believe that an important milestone was reached with the Qfor certification.