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International activity

AQUIB is firmly committed to international quality standards, which constitute one of the fundamental pillars of its operation. Additionally, it actively participates in various working groups and attends training sessions and knowledge dissemination events.

The European Higher Education Area (EHEA) was born with the aim of unifying the higher education systems of the EU member countries. The project was promoted by most European countries and among its main measures are:

  • Establish a teaching system structured in 3 cycles: bachelor's, master's and doctorate.
  • Establish a system of common credits, European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), and a homogeneous system of qualifications within the EU.
  • Facilitate the movement of students, researchers, teachers and administrative staff.
  • Promote mobility programs and joint training programs.
  • Change teaching methodologies to focus on competency-based learning and permanent education (lifelong learning)

The Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) provide the framework for internal and external quality assurance in higher education. Aligning quality assurance with the ESGs is one of the key Bologna commitments, as they provide the basis for increasing trust and recognition among higher education systems in different countries.

Their latest revision was in 2015 and are available in ENQA's website.

The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) aims to promote the development of quality assurance in higher education. ENQA represents the interests of the quality assurance agencies of the EHEA member states internationally and shares information, services and experience to develop, share and promote good practices in the field of quality.

AQUIB is an affiliated member of ENQA since 2008. The affiliation was renewed in 2021. The next step for the Agency is the admission as a full member. For this, the Agency must go through an external evaluation on compliance with the ESG and certify its commitment to quality, transparency, consistency, independence, good practices and adequate performance of its evaluation procedures and other activities.

With the aim of providing more transparency to quality in European higher education, the European Quality Agencies Register (EQAR) was created in 2008. Its founders were ENQA, ESU (European Student Union), EUA (European University Association) and EURASHE (European Association of Institutions in Higher Education). Agencies included in the register have shown to be substantially ESG compliant through external evaluation.

In the current legislative framework, according to Royal Decree 822/2021 of September 28, Spanish higher education quality agencies must be included in this register before October 2025. AQUIB plans to be registered in June 2022, once the relevant external evaluations have been passed.

With the aim of expanding knowledge, establishing a network of relationships with other interest groups, and sharing good practices, AQUIB collaborates with different projects and working groups.

  • Academic integrity

    AQUIB is a member of the Global Academic Integrity Network (GAIN) since its founding on October 10th, 2022. Founded by the Quality Agency of Ireland (QQI) and the Quality Agency of Australia (TEQSA), GAIN is a global consortium of education and integrity agencies that aims to combat the rise of academic fraud.

    GAIN will share experiences, resources and good practices with the aim of developing legislation and contexts that penalize the offering and promotion of academic fraud services.

    For more information, you can consult the Network's website: globalacademicintegrity.network

  1. 8th ENQA Members’ Forum (Zaragoza, April 19-20, 2018)
  2. ENQA Seminar for agencies preparing for an initial external review (Riga, September 27-28, 2018)
  3. ENQA Agency Reviews’ seminar for agencies planning to undergo a review in 2022-2023 (Cologne, May 5, 2022 – June 1, 2022)
  4. Visit from ACQAHE from Montenegro (July 26, 2022)
  5. REACU and ENQA Board meeting (Zaragoza, September 21, 2022)
  6. ENQA general assembly at Stockholm (Stockholm, October 26-28, 2022)
  7. SEQA-ESG closing webinar (November 23, 2022 — Online)
  8. ENQA General Assembly en Dublin (Dublin, October 25-27, 2023)
  9. 2023 European Quality Assurance Forum (Aveiro, November 23-25, 2023)
  10. CoARA's National Chapter Spain (Madrid, February 9, 2024)
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