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Quality assurance

ISO 9001 certified from December 2010 to March 2020, the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance is preparing its fourth certification  

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg (FDEF) obtained ISO 9001 certification for the third time in May 2017 for its administration and the administrative management of its activities. Re-certification ISO 9001 is under preparation for 2020/21. 

Based on ISO standard 9001:2015, an international standard recognised worldwide, the Faculty’s approach contributes to reinforcing a quality system and culture that is driven by a shared attitude and understanding. It is in line with what has been one of the University of Luxembourg’s key concerns since its inception in 2003, which has been to ensure quality.

The quality management system (QMS) implemented throughout the Faculty’s administration is based on three key objectives:

  • develop a lean and efficient administration,
  • promote and reinforce the permanent vocational training for all Faculty administrative staff members,
  • ensure reliable management accounting and budget monitoring.

Issued by the European Society for Certification of Management Systems (ESCEM) for a period of three years, the certificate represents external, objective and neutral recognition of the quality of the work delivered by the administration of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance. It is also proof of the Faculty’s intention to provide administrative support of a high level for research and teaching activities.

"The ISO certification is a continuous effort to keep our administration to the highest standard." It represents an ongoing process involving all of our colleagues in administration to firmly embed quality culture in our Faculty," explains the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, Prof. Katalin Ligeti. "We aim to offer the best service to our students, our researchers, our partner institutions and companies, but also the general public who should be able to take pride in their university. The ISO certification is an important step in ensuring efficiency, transparency and accountability."

For further information, please contact Dr. Hélène Langlois, Team Leader FDEF Compliance and Quality Unit: helene.langlois@uni.lu

Download the Quality Manual of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance:


FIBAA Accreditation

In November 2019,  the following six Master programmes offered by the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance were accredited for a period of five years by FIBAA, an internationally-recognised agency for quality assurance and quality development in higher education: 

  • Master in European Union Law and Litigation LLM,
  • Master in Space, Communication and Media Law LLM,
  • Master in European Business Law LLM,
  • Master in European Banking and Financial Law LLM,
  • Master in European Economic and Financial Criminal Law LLM and
  • Master in European and International Tax Law LLM.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance was  the first faculty at the University of Luxembourg to receive accreditation for its study programmes. In November 2015, its five Master programmes in Finance, Economics and Management were already accredited by FIBAA:

  •     Master in Economics and Finance
  •     Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  •     Master in Accounting and Audit
  •     Master in Banking and Finance
  •     Master in Wealth Management

The FIBAA accreditation is an important seal of approval for the FDEF study programmes. This ensures that they meet quality criteria and standards recognised at European and international level in regards to content, processes and outcomes, instruments, and programme documentation. 

A procedure for the (re-) accreditation. the new and existing Master programmes in Finance, Economics and Management has been launched at the beginning of 2020.