European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education

EKKA - Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education

Eesti Kõrg- ja Kutsehariduse Kvaliteediagentuur

Notes: Name: The agency was called "Estonian Higher Education Quality Agency " until 1/04/2015 (the abbreviation remained EKKA).
Admission valid until: 2018-03-31 (listed since 2013-10-23)
Based in*: Estonia
HE systems where agency conducted reviews**: Estonia, Moldova
Reports by the agency: http://www.ekka.archimedes.ee/universities/quality-assessment-of-study-programme-groups/assessment-decisions-and-reports
External review reports and EQAR decisions:

Contact details

Website: http://www.ekka.archimedes.ee/en
Address: Toompuiestee 30
Tallinn 10149
Contact Person: Tiia Bach
Phone: +372 640 0455
  +372 566 06419
Email: tiia.bach@archimedes.ee

Information on the agency's work

EKKA is a competence centre in the field of external evaluation of both higher education and vocational education. EKKA acts in accord with agreements and trends in the European higher education and vocational education areas, retains information about trends and best practices also from outside Europe, and applies up-to-date know-how and analyses of the results of external quality evaluations.

External quality assurance activities in the scope of the ESG:
  • Institutional accreditation of higher education institutions;
  • Quality assessment of study programme groups in the first and second cycles of higher education;
  • Initial assessment of study programme groups;
ENQA membership: Full member


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*   This is the country in which the agency has its registered address. Information on the formal status of the agency and its decisions in the country's education system should be obtained from the competent national authorities.
**   List of EHEA countries where the agency has evaluated, accredited or audited higher education institutions or programmes during the past five years. This information is provided by the agency for informational purposes, in order to allow users to identify which agencies have experience with working in a specific higher education system. It does not necessarily imply formal recognition of the agency's results or decisions in those countries.
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