The commitment to quality within UBT can be traced back to 2004, when the first Quality Assurance Unit was established, within the College of Business Administration (CBA). At that time, the role of the unit aimed at building the quality culture among all CBA Faculty and Staff, as well as, establishing an internal Quality System aiming to achieve national and international accreditation.

the Quality Unit aimed at serving the quality and accreditation needs of the new colleges. In 2012, UBT become a university after establishing the engineering and advertising colleges, and a Vice Rectorate for Quality and Development position was created, aiming to overlook the Quality and Development activities across all UBT colleges and divisions.

In order to enhance the continuous quality improvement, a Quality Management System was developed covering all university deanships and divisions. Its main objective is to maintain the quality of performance and fulfilling quality assurance standards throughout the university both academically and administratively. Moreover, a teaching and learning center was established in 2012 to provide faculty members with various trainings to enhance the quality of learning and teaching. In 2017, TLC has been changed to Faculty Development serving the same purpose. Besides that, to take the university to the next level of excellence, the Quality & Development Division was changed to Quality & Development Deanship in 2018.


To foster a culture of quality and continuous improvement through internationally recognized quality standards & systems through innovative quality approaches & solutions that assure excellence performance in all University activities to attain UBT’s vision and strategic goals.


  • Spread the culture of quality and improve faculty and staff awareness and competency in areas related to quality assurance
  • Improve UBT’s reputation through local and international academic and professional recognitions
  • Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of UBT’s academic and operational processes


QDD key responsibilities and functions include the following (adapted by the key responsibilities of Quality Deanship as indicated in NCAAA Handbook):

  • Advising on university-wide priorities and strategies for quality improvement;
  • Assisting internal academic and administrative units in the development of quality improvement strategies within their own areas;
  • Establishing and monitoring self-assessment processes and reporting requirements;
  • Developing and implementing a Quality Management System (QMS) describing the institution’s processes for quality assurance; specifying criteria for selection and formats for indicators, benchmarks, and objectives;
  • Preparing standard forms for matters such as student and graduates surveys; and advising on operational procedures for the planning and implementation of quality processes;
  • Maintaining systematic collection of reports on performance, including data on indicators and benchmarks that will be required for analysis, and reporting on trends in performance and changes in the environment within which the institution is operating;
  • Coordinating and leading the preparation of periodic self-studies for consideration within the institution and for use in external reviews.


National accreditation

UBT is institutionally accredited for the period 1st November 2017 to 31st October 2021 – National Center for Academic Accreditation and Assessment – Education Evaluation Commission

On October 14th, 2018, UBT signed an agreement with the National Center for Academic Accreditation and Assessment to renew the Program accreditation for the five CBA programs and start the program accreditation projects for nine programs: Insurance and risk management, Supply chain management, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Software Engineering, Advertising management, Advertising communication and Advertising Creative Design. Accreditation is expected by 2021.

International Accreditation


Deanship of Quality & Development TEAM


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