Courses are continuously better assessed


In the summer semester, more than 22,000 questionnaires completed for 2,200 courses in the law, economics and social sciences studies offered at the University of Vienna. Overall, the courses were assessed considerably better than in previous evaluations.

The arithmetical mean is now 1.63 (scale: 1...excellent – 5...poorly). Three years ago, the arithmetical mean was still 1.73 and six years ago 1.81. The members of the University of Vienna continuously strive for top quality in teaching and research, which is also reflected by the students’ feedback.

The aggregated results of the individual degree programmes can be found on the web pages of the relevant directorate of studies (SPL):

SPL 03: Law
SPL 04: Business, Economics and Statistics
SPL 18: Philosophy
SPL 19: Education
SPL 21: Political Science
SPL 22: Mass Media and Communication Science
SPL 23: Sociology
SPL 24: Social and Cultural Anthropology
SPL 35: Sports Science
SPL 38: Doctoral Studies Programme Law
SPL 39: Doctoral Studies Programme  Business, Economics and Statistics
SPL 40: Doctoral Studies Programme Social Sciences
SPL 43: Doctoral Studies Programme  Philosophy and Education
SPL 49: Teacher Education

The results of the course evaluation in the summer semester of 2022 were sent to the teachers, together with comparative figures of the relevant study programme. The teachers have the opportunity to submit a statement in the evaluation system under (log-in required).

The Unit for Quality Assurance provided the directorates of studies, among others, with overview tables of the university-wide questions as well as aggregated key figures for each study programme to enable the analysis of the SPL-specific results in a university-wide context. These data are also stored on EvaSys.

According to the guidelines of the Rectorate, the results have to be discussed in the studies conferences. The Vice-Rector for Educational Affairs discusses the results and insights with the directorates of studies.

The results of the course evaluations serve as:

  • a feedback instrument for lecturers;
  • a feedback and planning instrument for the directorates of studies;
  • a basis for the assessment of individual evaluations (especially professors, tenure track professors, senior lecturers);
  • a data basis for the evaluation of faculties and centres.

In the summer semester of 2022, all course evaluations were carried out online only and/or online with student attendance.

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