The carefully established independent judgment of NVAO strengthened higher education institutions in their quality culture, and offers programmes the quality mark to participate in higher education and students a recognized degree. NVAO is binational and works together internationally.
The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) is established as an independent accreditation organization by Treaty between Flanders and the Netherlands and ensures as public bi-national institution the quality of higher education in both regions since 2005.
The tasks of NVAO are in legislation. The organisation is based in The Hague and employs about 40 Dutch and Flemish staff members.