European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education

Quality Assurance Agencies Registered on EQAR

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Malta has been a Governmental Member of EQAR since 2008.

Focus of external quality assurance

  •  Institutional and programme accreditation

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

  • Yes, higher education institutions can choose a foreign QA agency for their mandatory external quality assurance.
  • Eligibility requirements for foreign agencies:
    • Approval from the National Commission for Further and Higher Education regarding language, capacity and experience.
  • Conditions for the agencies’ work (e.g. criteria to be used): has to follow the national accreditation criteria.
  • Recognition of reviews carried out by foreign agencies:  The final decision is taken by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education on the result of the accreditation procedure.
  • Further information / regulationsFurther and Higher Education Regulations Licensing, Accreditation and Quality Assurance    

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

  • Self-accrediting public higher education institutions in Malta can employ the  European Approach for the Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes i.e. the University of Malta; the Malta College for Arts, Science and Technology; and the Institute for Tourism Studies.

Registered agencies based in this country

  • None.

Registered agencies operating in this country

  • None.
Countries where registered QA agencies are based (and number of agencies)

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