European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education

QAA - Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

Admission valid until: 2018-07-31 (listed since 2013-10-23)
Based in*: United Kingdom
HE systems where agency conducted reviews**: Albania, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Kuwait, Macau, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Reports by the agency: http://www.qaa.ac.uk/InstitutionReports/Pages/default.aspx
External review reports and EQAR decisions:

Contact details

Website: http://www.qaa.ac.uk/
Address: Southgate House
Southgate Street
Gloucester, GL 1 1UB
United Kingdom
Contact Person: Fiona Crozier
Phone: +44 (0)1452 557091
Email: enquiries@qaa.ac.uk

Information on the agency's work

We are the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Our mission is to safeguard standards and improve the quality of UK higher education.

We offer advice, guidance and support to help UK universities, colleges and other institutions to provide the best possible student experience of higher education. We conduct reviews of institutions and publish reports detailing the findings. Our reports highlight good practice and contain recommendations to help improve quality.

External quality assurance activities in the scope of the ESG:
  • Quality Review Visit.
  • Higher Education Review in England and Northern Ireland.
  • Investigation of unsatisfactory quality (concerning teaching and learning) in England and Northern Ireland (alternative providers).
  • Quality Enhancement Review: Wales
  • Enhancement-led Institutional Review in Scotland.
  • Reviews of higher education delivered overseas (transnational education)
  • Reviews of​ professional programmes
  • International Quality Reviews (IQR).
  • Degree awarding powers scrutiny
ENQA membership: Full member


  We aim to keep information on the register as accurate and reliable as possible. Please inform us should you note any inaccurate or misleading information, or refer to our Complaints Policy.
*   This is the country in which the agency has its registered address. Information on the formal status of the agency and its decisions in the country's education system should be obtained from the competent national authorities.
**   List of EHEA countries where the agency has evaluated, accredited or audited higher education institutions or programmes during the past five years. This information is provided by the agency for informational purposes, in order to allow users to identify which agencies have experience with working in a specific higher education system. It does not necessarily imply formal recognition of the agency's results or decisions in those countries.
1 All references to Kosovo, whether the territory, institutions or population, on this site shall be understood in full compliance with United Nation’s Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.