Luxembourg

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  • Membership in EQAR
    Luxembourg has been a Governmental Member of EQAR since February 2008.

    Read more: all Governmental Members of EQAR

  • General information on higher education

    Higher education in Luxembourg is provided by the University of Luxembourg, transnational higher education institutions and short cycle higher education providers.

  • National external quality assurance requirements

    Luxembourg does not have a national accreditation organisation and operates mainly with foreign EQAR-registered agencies.

    • Private or transnational higher education institutions operating in Luxembourg have their programme and institutional evaluation carried out by a foreign EQAR-registered agency.
    • The University of Luxembourg has a 'self-accrediting status' and is evaluated every four years by a foreign EQAR-registered agency.
    • The short cycle higher education programmes are accredited by an accreditation committee within the ministry.

    • Institutional accreditation and programme accreditation.

  • Cross-border quality assurance

    In Luxembourg higher education institutions may choose a suitable EQAR-registered agency.

    • Transnational higher education institutions (whether public or private) which seek accreditation in Luxembourg must have their programme and institutional evaluation carried out by an EQAR-registered agency.
    • Eligibility requirements for foreign agencies: EQAR registration; the agency is selected by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research

    • Conditions for the agencies’ work (e.g. criteria to be used): The agency has to follow the accreditation criteria set out in the Regulation of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

    • Recognition of reviews carried out by foreign agencies: The final decision is taken by the Ministry based on the result of the accreditation procedure.

    Read more: countries where higher education institutions may choose a suitable EQAR-registered agency

  • European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes

    In Luxembourg the European Approach is available to higher education institutions under certain conditions.

    • Due to its “self-accrediting” status the University of Luxembourg can employ the European Approach for their programmes.
    • Other Luxembourg higher education institutions that require external programme accreditation can not use the European Approach.

    Read more: countries where the European Approach is available to higher education institutions

  • Further information

Registered agencies operating in Luxembourg