European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education

Quality Assurance Agencies Registered on EQAR

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The Flemish Community and the French Community of Belgium have been Governmental Members of EQAR since 2008.

Focus of external quality assurance evaluations

Flemish Community: programme (1st and 2nd cycle) and institutional reviews.

French Community: programme evaluations (1st and 2nd cycle).

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

Flemish Community: yes, all Flemish higher education institutions can choose an EQAR-registered agency for their mandatory external quality assurance.

  • Eligibility requirements for foreign agencies: registration on EQAR is sufficient.
  • Conditions for the agencies’ work (e.g. criteria to be used): own criteria.
  • Recognition of reviews carried out by foreign agencies: QA agencies will have to agree the Terms of Reference with NVAO.
  • Further information/regulations: Bologna National Report 2015 & Decision of the Flemish Government on higher education (in Dutch, Art. II. 122. § 4)

French Community : no, Walloon higher education institutions can't choose an EQAR-registered agency for their mandatory external quality assurance.

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

Flemish Community: yes, the European Approach is available to all higher education institutions.

French Community: no, the European Approach is not available to higher education institutions.

Registered agencies based in this country

Registered agencies operating in this country

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

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