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Quality Assurance - QA  

The Department of Earth Sciences “A. Desio” pursues quality through internal procedures for structuring, managing, self-assessing and continuously improving its training programmes, research and Third-Mission activities.

The Department Quality Assurance system is governed by the Department Regulations, which provide for a Department Independent Evaluation Unit (NdVD), chaired by the Department QA delegate, a Laboratory and Facility Unit (NLS), and ad-hoc committees.

The Department QA delegate (Michele Zucali -   Aq.DIPTERRA@unimi.it) is in charge of the internal quality system and ensures implementation of the quality policy as outlined by the University and the Quality Assurance Board. It liaises with and supports the QA Board in supervision and monitoring activities, as well as data collection at Department level. 

The QA delegate works in close contact with the Department Head, the NdVD, and with research and Third-Mission committees.



The departmental governance for Quality Assurance was integrated in the “Geosciences for Society” project (MIUR Project “Departments of Excellence 2018-2022”), in keeping with existing QA procedures. An Advisory Board supervises and assesses project development, liaising with the NdVD, Management Board, and Steering Committee for the project.


QA delegate - Anna Maria Marotta


Between 8 and 12 March 2021, ANVUR will carry out a periodic accreditation visit to assess Quality Assurance procedures in place at our University and in individual departments.

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