European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education

QANU - Quality Assurance Netherlands Universities

Notes: Validity: QANU has applied for renewal of inclusion. Its registration remains fully valid pursuant to §4.2 of the EQAR Procedures for Applications, until a decision on renewal has been made.

Note: The registration of QANU was provisionally extended under the Policy on Transition to the Revised ESG, in order to allow QANU to be reviewed against the ESG 2015.
Admission valid until: 2016-12-31 (listed since 2011-05-14)
Based in*: Netherlands
HE systems where agency conducted reviews**: Belgium, Netherlands
Reports by the agency: http://www.qanu.nl/en/assessment-reports
External review reports and EQAR decisions:

Contact details

Website: www.qanu.nl
Address: Catharijnesingel 56
PO 8035
3503 RA Utrecht
The Netherlands
Contact Person: Sietze Looijenga
Phone: +31 30 230 3100
Fax: +31 30 230 3129
Email: looijenga@qanu.nl

Information on the agency's work

QANU is a quality assurance agency which aims at assessing degree and
research programmes offered by universities in the Netherlands. QANU
contributes to the national system of external quality assurance in higher
education by providing insight in the quality of education and research,
enabling universities to account for their activities in these areas and to
further improve the quality of their education and research. QANU works
with committees of independent peers.

Specialisation: QANU is specialised in assessments of education and research programmes in all scientific disciplines at Dutch universities and other higher education institutions.
External quality assurance activities in the scope of the ESG:
  • Assessments of degree programmes
  • Assessments of research programmes (PhD training programmes)
ENQA membership: Full member


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