The Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin ensures each student an excellent musical training at the highest level. At the School, quality plays a paramount role.
In the wake of changes in higher education policy in recent years, the topic of quality management (QM) at music academies is being accorded an increasingly important role. The aim of QM is to systematically measure and continuously enhance the quality of the School’s structures, processes, and outcomes. Based on the concept of a continuous process of improvement via ongoing improvement cycles, the QM office accompanies and supports all areas of the School through measures designed to ensure and increase quality. This requires a cooperative process involving all participants. In the framework of regular exchanges between the administration, faculty, students, as well as administrative staff and, where appropriate, additional actors, measures tailored to the school’s needs are identified, developed, and implemented.
QM is a cross-sectional task. By surveying and compiling the expertise of various interest groups at the HfM, QM makes a sustained contribution to the School’s development. A special focus of QM at the HfM Berlin is the establishment of a participative ideas and complaints management which invites all HfM members to weigh in actively with their ideas, complaints, proposals for improvement, and praise concerning activities at the school and possibilities for improvement.