AQAS international accreditation is based on the “Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area” (ESG) as common standards for internal and external quality assurance in learning and teaching.

The ESG have been drafted by several European associations and networks, among them ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education), ESU (European Students’ Union), EUA (European University Association) and EURASHE (European Association of Institutions in Higher Education) and have been agreed upon by all 48 participating European states of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

Our criteria for programme accreditation are based on the ESG. We have translated the rather general ESG standards into concrete and transparent criteria and indicators, which are accessible for higher education institutions, experts and other stakeholders. Our criteria and indicators were defined and agreed by the AQAS Accreditation Commission for Programme Accreditation.

Find the Criteria here!