Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)

As UK higher education grows and diversifies, we safeguard standards and support the improvement of quality for students – whether they study at a university or college in the UK or in any other location worldwide where courses lead to UK higher education qualifications.The scale, shape, structure and purpose of learning provision are changing in the UK and around the world. We are uniquely placed to anticipate and respond to these changes in order to safeguard the reputation of UK higher education, support economic opportunity for the UK, and provide assurance to those who invest in and undertake learning.Through our consultative and advisory role, working at government level through to individual organisations, we will continue to play our part in shaping the future. This extends to playing a leading role in international developments in quality assurance, through membership of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education and of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education.

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