European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education

5 December 2008: First quality assurance agencies included on EQAR

Entrance of a Corvinus University building
Corvinus University 

The first three quality assurance agencies have been included on the new European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) since Friday, 5 December 2008.

EQAR’s Register Committee considered the first applications for inclusion on EQAR at its meeting on 22/23 November 2008 at Corvinus University of Budapest. Following a thorough analysis, three agencies could be accepted at the meeting. more...

Communiqué from the Chair of the Register Committee [PDF]
Register of quality assurance agencies

Quality assurance agencies invited to apply

Quality assurance agencies are now invited to apply for inclusion on EQAR. The relevant Procedures for Applications and a practical Guide for Applicants have been published on 8 August 2008.

The Register Committee will consider applications that were submitted by the first deadline for applications, 3 October 2008, in November 2008. The next deadline for applications will be in the beginning of 2009.

Press release, 11 August 2008: EQAR now open for applications | PDF
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) for applicants (16 September 2008)
Further information

General Assembly held in Sarajevo on 25 June 2008

© D. Wabyick 

About 40 representatives of the EQAR association members convened for the first General Assembly in Sarajevo on 25 June 2008. The main objective of the meeting was a consultation on EQAR's future Procedures for Applications, which will guide the Register Committee and EQAR's other bodies in handling applications for inclusion on the register. more ...

March 2008: EQAR founded by the E4 Group

ENQA President Peter Williams, EURASHE President Lars Lynge Nielsen, EUA Vice-president Jean-Marc Rapp and ESU Chair Koen Geven are signing EQAR's statutes (with Lesley Wilson, President of EQAR Executive Board)
Signing of EQAR's statutes / © B. Uhart 

EQAR has been founded as International Non-profit Association (aisbl / ivzw) by the representatives of the E4 Group, comprising ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE, on 4 March 2008. Please see the press release by the founders of EQAR for further information. A presentation on EQAR's structure and operations held at the founding event is available for download. more...