Why standards matter
Standards make an enormous and positive contribution to most aspects of our lives.
Standards ensure desirable characteristics of products and services such as quality, environmental friendliness, safety, reliability, efficiency and interchangeability - and at a competitive cost.
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is a non-governmental organization that forms a bridge between the public and private sectors. It is the world’s largest developer and publisher of International Standards. ISO enables a consensus to be reached on solutions that meet both the requirements of business and the broader needs of society. ISO 9001 contains a generic set of requirements for implementing a quality management system.
Why is ISO 9001 certification important in the educational field
Standards are a vehicle for the sharing of knowledge, technology and good practices: an essential component of the worldwide industrial and post-industrial infrastructure supporting economic activities, societal needs and more equitable opportunities – in other words, sustainable development.
The key role of standards has been implicitly recognized, for a long time, in the education programs covering a broad variety of technical fields.
However, it is a more recent trend that educational institutions all over the world are increasingly aware of the importance of standardization activities in a more general sense: for the contribution that they can give to services, to promoting good business practices and to fostering innovation.