HCERES (Haut Conseil de l'évaluation de la recherche et de l'enseignement supérieur)
HCERES (Haut Conseil de l'évaluation de la recherche et de l'enseignement supérieur) is an internationally renowned body which is recognised by the academic world. It is a member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and it is listed in the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR). It has experience in institutional and programme accreditation around the world. To date, HCERES accreditation has been granted to universities from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Vietnam, Qatar, Cameroon and Armenia, in addition to French universities. HCERES is an institution that attaches importance to internationalisation, which is emphasised in its strategic documents.
The HCERES evaluation process refers to the individual areas of internal quality management in education adopted in the "Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Education in the European Higher Education Area". The evaluation process involves experts not only from France, but also from other countries, including representatives of such universities as, for example: Universität Zürich, University of Antwerp, Universidade de Lisboa, ETH Zürich, Technische Universität München.
On 4-5 March 2019, the first exploratory visit of HCERES representatives took place at Lodz University of Technology, during which they met with the University Authorities, vice deans and representatives of administrative staff. The on-site visit took place in October 2019. As part of this visit, 41 meetings of the HCERES Team were held with the Rector, Vice Rectors, academic and administrative staff, students, graduates, external stakeholders, domestic and foreign academic partners. The team visited TUL Library, Career Office, Office for Students with Disabilities, International Cooperation Centre, laboratories of TUL. The initial evaluation report was submitted to TUL in March 2020 and now we are waiting for the HCERES final accreditation decision.