Academic Quality

ESDi was born as an initiative of FUNDIT, with the goal of equating design as a university discipline, as it occurred in other countries of Europe and the rest of the world. Because of this, the quality in design education is one of the requisites established by the Foundation since it was created, in 1989, and reassured in 1998 through three core elements:


⟶ The development of the teaching process, with annual periodicity. The goal of this axis is to determine the quality of the development of the knowledge transmission process.

⟶ The adaptation to the scientific, technic and social innovations, with biannual periodicity. The goal of this second axis is to gather the necessary information in order to determine if the studies and the technological tools are adjusted to the demands of the socio-economic environment in which the graduates must develop their careers.

⟶ The adaptation to the socio-entrepreneurial reality and the evolution of the professional careers, with a five-year periodicity. This third axis is developed every 5 years, and it aims to follow up on our students’ professional careers and their adaptation to the demands of the productive tissue.

Internal Quality Assurance System

ESDi has an internal quality assurance system (SGIQ-ESDi), formally established and implemented since 2010, which ensures the quality and continuous improvement of our degrees, from the centre itself and in agreement with the Universitat Ramon Llull.

In the academic year 2010-2011 it joined the AUDIT programme of the University Quality Agency, which favours and promotes the development and implementation of internal quality assurance systems in university centres and certifies these quality systems, implementing the SGIQ-ESDi and verifying the first version of the SGIQ Quality Manual. This manual was also verified by AQU on 23 November 2011. Version 2.1 of the quality manual was verified by the UQIAD of the URL on 26 August 2015.

The D0SEG process (Monitoring of quality processes) of the Quality Manual establishes that the overall review of the ESDi's SGIQ is carried out every two years, in accordance with the calendar that follows the Process of contribution to the monitoring, review and improvement of the centre's SGIQ, defined transversally for all the centres of the Universitat Ramon Llull.

In the biennial report 2017-2019 ESDi raised the need to update the Quality Manual version 3.0, which was approved by the Academic and Teaching Quality and Innovation Unit of the Universitat Ramon Llull on 25/11/2020.