DEQAR

EURASHE is a partner in the DEQAR (The Database of External Quality Assurance Reports)  project.

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The Database of External Quality Assurance Reports (DEQAR) project was selected for EU co-funding under Erasmus+ Key Action 3 – European Forward-Looking Cooperation Projects.

 The project seeks to develop a database that would provide reliable information on higher education institutions/programmes externally reviewed against the ESG, to be used by a broad range of users and recognition officers, representatives of higher education institutions in general, students, quality assurance agencies, ministry representatives and other national authorities to satisfy their information needs and support different types of decisions e.g. recognition of degrees, mobility of students, portability of grants/loans.

The database is expected to enable a broad range of users, including but not limited to:

  • Recognition information centres (ENIC-NARICs)
  • Recognition officers in higher education institutions
  • Students
  • Quality assurance agencies
  • Ministry representatives and other national authorities

to satisfy their information needs and support different types of decisions (e.g. recognition of degrees, mobility of students, portability of grants/loans).

Through this database EQAR will contribute to the transparency of external quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area.

The first public preview version of the database is now available.

Following are the partners of the project:

Stakeholders & users will be involved in ensuring relevance of the database and links with the end users:

  • ENQA – The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
  • ESU– European Students Union
  • EUA – European University Association
  • EURASHE – European Association of Institutions in Higher Education
  • EI – Education International
  • CIMEA – Centro di Informazione sulla Mobilità e le Equivalenze (italian ENIC-NARIC)

Research Centre will be responsible for piloting studies in the use of the database:

  • University of Ghent – The Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent (CHEGG)

17 QA agencies1 as well as GAC and HRK. They will have as main responsibility the technical implementation of the database:

  • A3ES – Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education (PT)
  • ACPUA – Aragon Agency for Quality Assurance and Strategic Foresight in Higher Education (ES)
  • ACSUG – Agency for Quality Assurance in the Galician University System (ES)
  • ANECA – National Agency for the Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain (ES)
  • AQU – Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (ES)
  • ARACIS – Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (RO)
  • ASHE – Agency for Science and Higher Education (HR)
  • ASIIN e.V. (DE)
  • BAC – British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education (UK)
  • EKKA – Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education (EE)
  • fmid – Fundación para el Conocimiento Madrimasd (ES)
  • HCERES – High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (FR)
  • PKA – Polish Accreditation Committee (PL)
  • NVAO – Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (BE-FL )
  • SQAA – Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency (SI)
  • Unibasq – Agency for Quality of the Basque University System (ES)
  • GAC – German Accreditation Council (DE)
  • HRK – Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (DE)

Associate Partners:

Associate partners (do not benefit from the EU grant and may come from non-EU countries):

ECA will contribute experience and expertise from Qrossroads:

  • ECA – European Consortium for Accreditation (BE)

Registered QA agencies from non-eligible countries will be involved in the technical implementation of the database:

  • AKKORK – The Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance and Career Development (RU)
  • KAA – Kosovo Accreditation Agency XK3
  • NCPA – National Center for Public Accreditation (RU)