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Quality assurance systems


NVAO is recognised and accredited as a binational accreditation organisation. It fulfils its tasks at an international level and within the context of the European Bologna Process. It also collaborates with accreditation and quality assurance organisations in different regions to promote the mutual recognition of accreditation decisions and diplomas. Read more


In Flanders, an integrated system for external quality assurance was launched in 2015. It consists of an institutional review, a review trail concerning the management of the quality assurance for programmes and accreditation for a certain group of programmes. Read more

The Netherlands

In the Netherlands, NVAO assesses the internal quality assurance of research universities and universities of applied sciences, as well as the quality of their programmes. The Minister of Education, Culture and Science is currently holding discussions with NVAO, the Education Inspectorate, institutions, students and other stakeholdersĀ about the evaluation of the accreditation system.
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