International Activities

According to the mission statement of the agency ACQUIN, the promotion and development of quality assurance in higher education is not only a national task, but a global project. In line with the idea of the Bologna Process, ACQUIN contributes to the implementation of quality assurance measures in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and other regions of the world. One focus is the external quality assurance for study programmes and universities in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, North Africa and the Arab world. The implementation of quality assurance processes abroad is guided by the “Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area” (ESG).

With the aim of harmonising quality standards, the comparability of quality assurance procedures and mutual understanding is essential. Taking into account various quality cultures within the European Higher Education Area, ACQUIN is actively involved in international and European networks.

International Key Regions

  • Central Asia
  • Middle and Eastern Europe
  • North Africa – Near and Middle East
  • Austria and Switzerland

International Portfolio

  • International Programme Accreditation
  • International Institutional Accreditation

International Network Memberships

  • ENQA (European Network for Quality Assurance)
  • EUA (European University Association)
  • CEENQA (Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education)
  • INQAAHE (International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education)