European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education

Quality Assurance Agencies Registered on EQAR

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Bulgaria has been a Governmental Member of EQAR since 2008.

Focus of external quality assurance

  • Institutional and programme evaluation

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

Yes, under certain conditions:

  • Eligibility requirements for foreign agencies: registration on EQAR is sufficient.
  • Conditions for the agencies’ work (e.g. criteria to be used): the foreign agency will have to use the same criteria and mark-based system as the national agency, NEAA.
  • Recognition of reviews carried out by foreign agencies: accreditation is given by the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (NEAA) based on the results of the assessment.
  • Further information/regulations: Bologna National Report (2015) & Amendments to the Higher Education Act of August 2011 (Art. 88, para. 3)  

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

  • European Approach can be used by EQAR-registered agencies operating in the country.

Registered agencies based in this country

  • None.

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.