European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education

Quality Assurance Agencies Registered on EQAR

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Finland has been a Governmental Member of EQAR since 2015.

Focus of external quality assurance

  • Institutional audits.

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

Generally yes, but based on a specific national regulations.

  • Eligibility criteria for foreign agencies: none
  • Conditions for the agencies’ work: agencies must follow the Finish methodology (including the six main audit targets and four point scale criteria). See below the audit manual for the quality systems.
  • Recognition of review outcomes : treated in the same way as the evaluations carried out by the national QA agency (FINEEC).
  • Further information/regulations: University Act 558/2009; University of Applied Sciences Act 932/2014 & Audit manual for the quality systems of higher education institutions

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

  • Yes, due to “self-accrediting” status for their programmes, higher education institutions can employ the European Approach.

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.