The annual report of Angewandte ('intellectual capital report') is designed as a comprehensive collection that not only includes the legally required elements, but also lots of information to help reflect the achievements of the year before.

A printed version supports university members and partners to better understand the context of their own contributions and thus to contribute to the further development of the university.
Since 2014, an executive summary ('Highlights and Facts') is also available. Print versions can be ordered from the Department of Quality Enhancement.

For the quality concept of the Angewandte, the experiences and feedback of the graduates play an important role, because artistic development represents more of a long-term process, which often only in retrospect allows for profound reflection.

By knowing how the careers started, the Angewandte possesses relevant empirical information taken from real life, which may be used in the course of development planning processes, in particular for the revision and redesign of curricula.

As of 2012, the survey about the professional career starts of graduates is being organized in a three-year sequence (cycle), so that the results can be taken into account for the developmental planning at the Angewandte.

In early 2008, a survey of those graduates was conducted who had completed their studies at the Angewandte during the period 1995-2005 and thus could look back on 3 to 13 years of professional acitivities. Key topics were the work situation of graduates since study completion, the evaluation of the course of studies, and the assessment of competences (acquired during studies) from a professional perspective.

In the summer of 2012, the graduates of the study years 2005/06, 2006/07 and 2007/08, with a work-related experience of four to six years, were surveyed about their professional situation. Key topics were the work situation of the graduates since study completion, the evaluation of course of studies, and the assessment of competences (acquired during the studies) from the professional perspective.
 In recognition of quality criteria for studies,
  • which were developed in context of the Bologna Process for the European Higher Education Area and
  • were designed by the Teaching Evaluation Work Group for a  Good Curriculum at the Angewandte and
  • were formulated in accordance with the goals of the Development Plan 2013-2015,

a standardized survey (in written form) for students at graduation is being carried out continuously.

The analysis of the collected data provides an answer to the following central question:

How is the quality of studies at the Angewandte rated?

Further issues (themes) are:
  • motivation to study
  • extent of acquired competences during the studies
  • work situation of students
  • a general evaluation of studies and the quality of support in the Central Artistic Subject, up-to-dateness of study content, external impulses, up-to-dateness of equipment, and suggestions of improvement for study content
  • survey of competences missing after graduation
  • satisfaction with partner universities for studies abroad