European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education

AQ Austria - Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria

Agentur für Qualitätssicherung und Akkreditierung Austria

Admission valid until: 2019-05-31 (listed since 2014-11-29)
Based in*: Austria
HE systems where agency conducted reviews**: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Serbia, Slovenia
Reports by the agency: https://www.aq.ac.at/de/akkreditierte-hochschulen-studien/
External review reports and EQAR decisions:

Contact details

Website: http://www.aq.ac.at
Address: Renngasse 5, 1010 Vienna
Contact Person: Maria Weber
Phone: +43 1 532 0220 20
Fax: +43 1 532 0220 99
Email: maria.weber@aq.ac.at

Information on the agency's work

AQ Austria is the national Quality Assurance Agency of Austria, founded in 2012 as a merger of three predecessor agencies. AQ Austria is independend and provides quality assurance service on a broad range with the aim to support the HEIs to enhance the quality of their provision. The agency as such, its bodies and staff has an international profile.

External quality assurance activities in the scope of the ESG:
  • Accreditation of private universities in Austria
  • Accreditation of programmes at private universities in Austria,
  • Accreditation of universities of applied sciences,
  • Accreditation of programmes at universities of applied sciences in Austria,
  • Audit of internal quality management systems at Austrian public universities and universities of applied sciences,
  • Voluntary accreditation of continuing education programmes at higher education institutions in Austria,
  • International programme accreditation
  • System accreditation of German higher education institutions,
  • Programme Accreditation at German higher education institutions,
  • Notification of foreign degree programmes in Austria,
  • Evaluation of programmes at higher education institutions.
ENQA membership: Full Member


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