Dublin Descriptors

The nqf.ch-HS has taken over the descriptors of the QF-EHEA for the cycles 1-3, the so called Dublin Descriptors. These were developed by a working group of the Joint Quality Initiative. They are widely accepted and match the current European consensus. The descriptors of the nqf.ch-HS describe the minimum requirements.

The descriptors are generic and independent of the fields of study. In 5 categories they define the learning outcomes to be achieved during each cycle.

The five categories describing the cycles 1-3 and further education are:

  • «Knowledge and understanding»
  • «Applying knowledge and understanding»
  • «Making judgements»
  • «Communication skills»
  • «Learning skills»