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NOKUT - Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education

Nasjonalt organ for kvalitet i utdanningen

Admission valid until: 2018-05-31 (listed since 2014-05-22)
Based in*: Norway
HE systems where agency conducted reviews**: Norway
Reports by the agency: http://www.nokut.no/no/Fakta/NOKUTs-publikasjoner/
External review reports and EQAR decisions:

Contact details

Website: http://nokut.no
Address: PO Box 578
1327 LYSAKER
Norway
Contact Person: Øystein Lund
Phone: +47 934 85 605
Email: olu@nokut.no

Information on the agency's work

NOKUT was established by the U&C Act in 2002 and became operative by 1 January 2003. The act lists NOKUT's main tasks and empowers the agency as the only official quality assurance agency for Norwegian higher education. NOKUT's mission is to contribute towards trust in quality both in higher education, vocational education at tertiary level and in recognised foreign higher education. This is done both by quality assurance and through analysis and development activities.

External quality assurance activities in the scope of the ESG: NOKUT's external quality assurance activities in higher education include:
- Institutional accreditation: ex ante process focused on determining an institutional status and granting the associated degree-awarding powers;
- Programme accreditation: initial approval of a new study programme in areas for which the institution does not have degree-awarding power;
- Institutional audit: cyclical evaluation of the effectiveness of internal quality assurance systems.
- Revisions of accreditation (institutional and programme): initiated on an ad-hoc basis to control the institution’s or programme’s continuous adherence to the accreditation criteria.
ENQA membership: Full member

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