European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education

Quality Assurance Agencies Registered on EQAR

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Germany has been a Governmental Member of EQAR since 2008.

Focus of external quality assurance

  • Programme Accreditation
  • System Accreditation (which enables the institution to self accredit its study programmes).

Can higher education institutions choose a suitable EQAR-registered agency?

Only if certain conditions are met:

  • Eligibility requirements for foreign agencies: German higher education institutions (HEIs) can choose from amongst QA agencies that are accredited by the German Accreditation Council. Most of nationally accredited QA agencies are registered in EQAR.
  • Conditions for the agencies’ work (e.g. criteria to be used): own criteria.
  • Recognition of reviews carried out by foreign agencies: automatic.
  • Further information/regulations: Bologna National Report (2015) & List of accredited QA agencies authorised by the German Accreditation Council
    • Nationally recognised (by the Accreditation Council) QA agencies can ratify decisions from foreign EQAR-registered agencies.

Can higher education institutions use the European Approach for the Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes?

  • Yes. all German higher education institutions can opt for programme accreditation of joint degrees by an EQAR-registered agency using the European Approach. See here for further information.
  • Nationally recognised QA agencies can also ratify individual accreditation decisions by other EQAR-registered agencies on joint programmes between a German and foreign institution.

Registered agencies based in this country

Registered agencies operating in this country

Countries where registered QA agencies are based (and number of agencies)

1 All references to Kosovo, whether the territory, institutions or population, on this site shall be understood in full compliance with United Nation’s Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.