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