According to Law no. 240/2010, The University Evaluation Boards (Nuclei di Valutazione – NdV) are the evaluation bodies responsible for checking continuously the quality of education and research within each university and for ascertaining the overall quality of its internal processes, thus contributing to the improvement of the internal self-evaluation system. Additionally, they also took on the role of Independent Performance Assessment Bodies (OIV).
The University Evaluation Board act as a bridge between the university and ANVUR; Presidential Decree no. 76/2010 assigns to ANVUR the role to steer and coordinate their activities.
The University Evaluation Boards comprise both internal and (mostly) external members (minimum 5, maximum 9 in total), including at least two QA experts, and typically also a student representation. They produce, in full autonomy, an annual report on the implementation of the university’s strategic plan and the achievement of its programme objectives. The report is sent to both to the Ministry and ANVUR.