European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education

A3ES - Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education

Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior

Admission valid until: 2019-06-30 (listed since 2014-11-29)
Based in*: Portugal
HE systems where agency conducted reviews**: Macau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe
Reports by the agency: http://www.a3es.pt/en/accreditation-and-audit/accreditation-process-results
External review reports and EQAR decisions:

Contact details

Website: http://www.a3es.pt
Address: Praça de Alvalade, 6 - 5.° Frente,
1700 036 Lisboa
Contact Person: Alberto Amaral
Phone: +351 213511690
Fax: +351 213511691
Email: alberto.amaral@a3es.pt

Information on the agency's work

A3ES is a private law foundation, established for an indeterminate period of time, with legal status and recognised as being of public utility. A3ES is responsible for the assessment and accreditation of higher education institutions and their study programmes, and to promote the integration of Portugal in the European system of quality assurance of higher education.

External quality assurance activities in the scope of the ESG:
  • Prior accreditation of new study programmes.
  • Assessment/accreditation of study programmes in operation.
  • Audit of internal quality assurance systems.
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.
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.