European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education

NOKUT - Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education

Nasjonalt organ for kvalitet i utdanningen

Admission valid until: 2018-05-31 (listed since 2014-05-22)
Based in*: Norway
HE systems where agency conducted reviews**: Norway
Reports by the agency: http://www.nokut.no/no/Fakta/NOKUTs-publikasjoner/
External review reports and EQAR decisions:

Contact details

Website: http://nokut.no
Address: PO Box 578
Contact Person: Øystein Lund
Phone: +47 934 85 605
Email: olu@nokut.no

Information on the agency's work

NOKUT was established by the U&C Act in 2002 and became operative by 1 January 2003. The act lists NOKUT's main tasks and empowers the agency as the only official quality assurance agency for Norwegian higher education. NOKUT's mission is to contribute towards trust in quality both in higher education, vocational education at tertiary level and in recognised foreign higher education. This is done both by quality assurance and through analysis and development activities.

External quality assurance activities in the scope of the ESG:
  • Institutional quality assurance audit
  • Initial institutional accreditation
  • Initial programme accreditation
  • Revision of institutional accreditation
  • Revision of programme accreditation
  • Combined subject‐specific evaluations interaction between research and education (in development)
ENQA membership: Full member


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*   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.
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