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Quality Assurance Unit

Quality Assurance Unit


To ensure the continuous development of the factors of the quality assurance systems in the college to qualify for the institutional and academic accreditation of its programs from international bodies. 


Providing the pillars for continuous development of teaching and learning to keep pace with the rapid scientific and technological developments and to improve the performance and raise the graduates of the Faculty to the level of competitiveness. 


The Quality Assurance unit in the Faculty of Pharmacy in Assiut University was established in 26/10/2004 and accredited by the decree no. 421.of the Faculty council

The Unit Manager has been hired by the decree of the dean of the Faculty in 3/5/2008.

Room no. 504 on the 5th floor has been recruited in the Faculty's administrative building and equipped with the outstanding human cadres and the needed financial preparations for the operation of the unit. Also, the unit's name has been changed from "Quality control unit" to "Quality assurance unit" and this change has been accredited by the Faculty council by decree no. 560 dated 21/9/2010. According to that decree, the unit is considered among the internal organizational hierarchy of the Faculty which is affiliated with the Professor. Dean of the Faculty.

The unit is considered to be an extension to the unit of academic performance evaluation in the University of Assiut which was established in 1997. That was due to the extensive attention the government has given higher education and considering it as a national project to face the third millennium challenges. Through focusing on the quality of the higher education, it was crucial to pay more attention to the quality of the academic education and its evaluation in addition to developing the learning and research processes, community services and environmental development and also, acquiring the institutional accreditation for the faculty and its diverse programs and that is achieved through setting sub targets to ensure the success of evaluating the learning process through the performance indicators of the inputs and outputs of the educational process.

The Faculty has a strategy for achieving the aspired goals for the unit to spread the inclusive quality and the continuous development of the educational curriculum in the Faculty, not only on the level of the academic staff but also, for their assistants, students, and it also includes awareness sessions for the workers in the administrative departments.

The unit is keen to provide the qualifications of the continuous development of higher education to keep pace with the rapid scientific development and racing technologies, enhancing performance, and leveling up the level of excellence of the faculty graduates to qualify them for global competition.

The quality assurance unit is considered to be one of the units of the center of quality control in the faculty. The unit is keen on disciplining the performance of the learning process for all the elements and activities of the educational system in the different sectors. (Students, Education, Postgraduate studies, Community service and environmental development)

In addition to the scientific department and the administrative department that applies the quality standards according to the local, regional and global standards of performance and that to achieve inclusive quality, continuous development for the educational system inside the Faculty and to raise the level of efficiency and capacity in the field of pharmaceutical education as well as the ability of to compete.

The strategic objectives of the unit

Evaluating and developing university performance by measuring performance indicators for the educational process include the following:

  1. Continuing the evaluation process to include the mechanisms and standards of evaluation and procedural steps to implement the quality assurance system and find a mechanism to confirm the continuation of the activity solely to ensure quality and the sustainability of quality activities in the Faculty.
  2. Exchange experiences and ideas for the development of pharmaceutical education with similar centers and units in the faculties of pharmacy in Egyptian and Arab universities and to benefit from them in achieving the desired development.
  3. Follow-up the development of the various departments in the Faculty for its programs to bring the graduate of the Faculty to a distinct level among the graduates of the corresponding Faculties in other universities in order to have them compete in the local, Arab and international labor market.
  4.  Submit an annual report to the Faculty by the standards of the National Committee on the performance of the Faculty in the field of education, graduate studies, research and professional and community services. 
  5. Implementing the strategy of ensuring quality in the faculty and applying the necessary mechanisms for implementation within the Faculty.
  6. Setting the mechanisms that lead to ensuring quality within the faculty by:
  • Description of academic programs and courses for the first University and postgraduate studies through the competent committee.
  • Reporting courses and programs of each academic year, as well as the work of the annual report of the Faculty.
  • Follow up on the implementation of the work plans drawn up by the Faculty and reporting them to the Faculty council.
  • Educate faculty members, their assistants, students and staff about the importance of quality as a way to achieve excellence.
  • Supervising the distribution and analysis of the results of questionnaires that help evaluate the courses by students and faculty members.
  • Follow-up the activity of the faculty members and analyze the performance of the faculty in this field.
  • Maximizing the performance of the Faculty in the field of community service and environmental development. 
  1. Increasing the relationship of the Faculty with its graduates and their follow-up in the labor market.
  2. Support the decision to strengthen cooperation between scientific research centers and pharmaceutical production in accordance with the mission of the Faculty and the university. 

Members of the Board of Directors of the Unit:


The name.


Dean of the Faculty and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Unit

Mr. Dr. Mahmoud Mohammed Sheeha


The Faculty's Undersecretary for Graduate Studies and Research

Prof. Mr. Mahrous Osman Ahmed


The Faculty's Undersecretary for Education and Student Affairs

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Abdul Mawla


The Faculty's Undersecretary for Community Service and Environmental Development

Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Al-Badri Abdul Muttalib


Director of quality assurance and accreditation unit

Prof. Dr. Hassan Rifaat Hassan


Full-time Professor, Department of Analytical Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Hassan Farghaly Azkal


Chairman of the Board of Organic Chemistry department

Ms. Dr. Samia Jalal Ahmed


Chairman of the Board of Clinical Pharmacy department

Dr. Mohammed Mahmoud Abdul Latif


Chairman of the Board of The Pharmacology Department

Prof. Amani Sayed Ahmed


Chairman of the Board of Pharmaceutics department

Dr. Jehan Nabil Fatih


A teacher in the pharmacology department.

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Zaher


Teacher in the Department of Analytical Chemistry and

Head of the Internal Supervisors Team at the Faculty

Prof. Dr. Mohammed Mahmoud Abdul Jaber Al Wakil


Assistant Teacher, department of pharmaceutics

Teacher Assistant / Khaled Abul Fotouh Abdul Mohsen


Second: Members from abroad:


The name.


Director of Pharmacy Department assiut

Prof. Safaa Ahmed Ali


Pharmacist at T3A pharmaceutical factory

in Arab al-Awamer in Abnup- Assiut

Prof. Dr. Mohammed Essamuddin Mohammed Hassan


Third: Staff and students:


The name.



Mr. Mustafa Ahmed Mohamed

General Secretary of the Faculty


Mr. Mahmoud Fawzi Joudeh

Managing Director of the Quality Assurance Unit


Mr. Alaa Makram Hamed

Data entry


Student / Reham Mahmoud Mustafa Abu Al-Majd

 2nd year


Student / Mark Essam Fikri

Clinical Pharmacy – 5th semester


Mr. Medhat Hussein Mohammed

Unit worker

Unit structure

Strategic plan 2011 - 2015

Strategic plan 2016 - 2020

The Faculty's public policies

Tasks of quality officers in departments

Responsibilities and tasks of quality officials in the departments of the Faculty of Pharmacy - University of Assiut 2014-2015.

  • The head of the questionnaire implementation (head of the department - faculty agents - dean of the faculty – dean secretary – library administration – Youth care administration - student affairs administration - centers and units of a special nature - (Questionnaire Committee in the Quality Assurance Unit)
  1. The course evaluation officer in the department (selecting a faculty member from outside the Faculty - course coordinator - quality assurance unit)
  2. Responsible for the characterization of department programs and reports (first degree university - graduate) (Prof. / Chairman of the Department Council - Coordinator of the Clinical Pharmacy Program - Quality Assurance Unit) 1- Responsible for the characterization of department courses and reports (undergraduate first - graduate) (Prof. / Chairman of the Department Council - Clinical Pharmacy Program Coordinator - Quality Assurance Unit)
  • The Department's Academic Standards Officer (Chairman of the Board of Section + Faculty Member)
  • The official to review the vision, mission and objectives of the section (Chairman of the Section Council + Section Council)
  1. The official to review the specifications of the examination paper in the department (rapporteur coordinator - head of the department - Prof. / Director of the Quality Assurance Unit)
  2. The official of the quality review of the university book in the department and the writing of reports on the quality assurance unit (committee from within the department headed by Prof. Chairman of the Department Council - Quality Assurance Unit)
  • Department Activity and Achievement Officer (Faculty Member - Student Activities Coordinator)
  • The official of training and professional development of the faculty members and their assistants and the administrative body in the department - determining the training needs - identifying the training courses for all the employees of the department (Quality Assurance Unit - Prof. / Chairman of the Department Council)
  • Responsible for community service activities and environmental development and beneficiaries in the department (Quality Assurance Unit - Undersecretary for Community Service and Environmental Development - Prof. Chairman of the Department Council + Secretary of the Faculty.
  • The official of the website in terms of biography and research for faculty members and coordinator of the publication of advertisements on the website of the department with the quality assurance unit (Undersecretary of the Faculty for Graduate Affairs and Research + Chairman of the Board of Department - Website Officer of the College - Technology Services UnitIT)
  • The department's graduate and scientific research officer in terms of (number of research for faculty members - international publishing - local, regional and international conferences - number of scientific messages in the department - names of the supervisors of the thesis in the department - names of students enrolled in the department - follow-up report supervision in the department) ( Undersecretary for Graduate Studies and Research Affairs - Chairman of the Department Council - Quality Assurance Unit)
  • Official and coordinator of academic guidance in the department (scientific leadership - student support - seminars - instructional booklets in the department - study guide in the department - report follow-up academic guidance in the department)
  • The self-study officer and the self-report of the section (a committee within the department headed by Chairman of the department Council)
  • The department Strategist (department representative in the committee)
  1. The committee is responsible for the work of the Committee.
  2. The department's summer training officer (through / The Faculty's Undersecretary for Education and Students)
  • Official lecturer, meetings, conferences and boards of the department
  • Official of the annual executive plan and follow-up implementation in the section
  • The official of laboratories, devices, tools, technological means and technical support in the department) Dr. Yasser with the Committee +IT)
  1. The department's teaching schedule officer (Chairman of the Section Board + Curriculum Development Committee)
  2. A statistical officer for the number of faculty members and their assistants, the administrative apparatus, research, restricted and recorded messages, discussions, promotions and vacations in the department (Chairman of the Department Board + Secretary / Faculty Secretary + Director of Graduate Studies)
  3. The museum official in the department (a committee headed by the Chairman of / Chairman of the Section Council)
  4. Farm Committee (Pharmacology department) (committee chaired by Chairman of the Section Council)

Document of competitive features and distinctive in the college


Unit’s activities from 22/11/2014 to 17/12/2014

 Unit's questionnaires

Pharmacy Science Program Questionnaire

General program data:

  • Survey on the performance of the Dean of the Faculty / Institute.
  • Survey of students' opinions on the material and facilities provided.
  • Student opinion survey on health services.
  • Survey on the efficiency and effectiveness of the library.
  • Survey on the library services.
  • Survey on the laboratory facilities.
  • Calendar System Survey.
  • Study questionnaire.
  • Survey on the students’ computer center.
  • Survey of students' views on student activities.
  • Survey of admission and transfer policies.
  • Academic Guidance Survey.
  • Survey on the students' opinions on the facilities available for education and learning.
  • Survey on the performance of the heads of the department boards.
  • A survey of university academic leaders on identifying the training needs of university leaders.
  • Survey on the support of the academic leadership of the Quality Assurance Unit.
  • Survey on the extent to which the University Council contributes to the discussion of the issues of teaching, learning, program development and decision-making.
  • Survey on the contribution of the Faculty councils to discussing and learning issues, program development and decision-making.
  • Faculty members' questionnaire on leadership and governance within the university and the way university leaders are appointed.
  • Survey of the annual report of the postgraduate students.
  • Survey of the effectiveness and quality of the performance of graduate management.
  • Faculty assessment questionnaire for the course.
  • Faculty Performance Survey for the Academic Years.
  • Survey of the effectiveness and quality of youth care management performance.
  • Survey of students' opinions on university performance (medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and nursing).
  • Survey of final year students' opinions.
  • Survey of customer satisfaction on the maintenance of computers.
  • Survey of the opinions of the recruitment authorities about the graduate of the Faculty of Pharmacy - University of Assiut.
  • Survey for the external examiners.
  • The suitability of educational programs to the need of labor market, society and the environment.
  • Survey related to the students benefiting from the impact of the on-going projects.
  • Survey of summer training for 3rd Division students.
  • Survey of Justice and Non-Discrimination towards the Students working in the Faculty.
  • Intellectual property rights compliance survey of faculty members, their assistants, administrators and students.
  • Survey about the self-learning methods adopted.
  • Survey of the student's satisfaction with the participation of faculty members in supervising summer training.
  • Student satisfaction survey on student union election procedures.
  • Survey of student satisfaction about the effectiveness of the student union in the implementation of student activities.
  • Student opinion questionnaire in optional courses, second semester of the university year.
  • Employee survey on management leadership selection criteria.
  • Survey on the measurement of the rewards paid by the University for internationally published research for faculty members.
  • A survey of the democratic leadership style in the college and the college board.
  • Survey of methods used in self-education.
  • Survey on the organizational structure of the Faculty of Pharmacy - University of Assiut.
  • Survey of the Faculty's opinion on the proposed system for the follow-up, evaluation and procedures of the field visit to the new programs.

Clinical pharmacy questionnaire

Clinical Pharmacy Survey:

  • Student opinions on the university performance of faculty members
  • Academic Guidance Survey
  • Clinical Training Assessment Survey
  • Survey of the satisfaction of faculty members and their assistants
  • Student satisfaction survey for field training
  • Survey of the opinions of the employers about the graduates of the program
  • Survey students' opinion on treatment
  • Survey of students' opinions on student activities
  • Survey of students' opinion on of the physical facilities of teaching and learning
  • Survey of students' opinion on laboratory facilities
  • Student survey on health services
  • Student survey on student support
  • Survey of students' views on courses
  • Survey of students' opinion scans on library services
  • Survey of students' opinion on of admission and transfer policies
  • Student survey on the student computer center
  • Survey of students' opinion on the calendar system

Self-study and annual reports

Self-study 2013

Annual report 2014

Annual report 2015

Annual report 2016

Self-study 2016