The internal quality objectives are derived from the strategy papers and other key documents on programme development, "Procedures for agreeing the objectives of study programmes and capacity calculation", "Guidelines for study programmes", "Criteria for dual degree programmes", "Guidelines for advisory quality" and "Guidelines for ensuring educational success".
The responsibilities and tasks between the head office (presidium) and the decentralised area (faculties/subjects, institutes, administrative units) are clearly divided and the two quality management cycles are interlinked. Care is taken to maintain a balance between control by the central office and room for manoeuvre in the decentralised area. The faculties contribute their expertise and participate in collaborations in order to jointly pursue jointly developed goals.
Another important principle is process orientation, i.e. the cooperation of the parties involved in quality management along a process and not according to their affiliation to a particular organisational unit.
The sustainability of the system is also central to quality management and is reflected, among other things, in the ongoing and sustainable use of the instruments developed and the participation of all affected groups in formal and informal committees and project teams.