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Membership in EQARAzerbaijan has been a Governmental Member of EQAR since March 2015.
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General information on higher education
The establishment and operation of both state and private educational institutions is monitored by the Ministry of Education and competent authorities. Any educational institution should receive a special permit (license) in order to provide educational activities.
National external quality assurance requirements
The status of an educational institution and its programmes is decided by Accreditation Council on the basis of a set of agreed accreditation requirements and criteria. The Council is governed by the Minister of Education and consists of the deputy directors of the Accreditation Department including senior secretaries and other experts from the field of education. If accredited the institution receives a certificate of quality (see below 'The order of accreditation of educational institutions', § 5.3).
Institutional and programme accreditation
Accreditation carried out every 5 years or every 3 years in case of transnational education providers.
Cross-border quality assurance
In Azerbaijan higher education institutions may not choose among EQAR-registered agencies.
European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes
In Azerbaijan the European Approach is not available to higher education institutions.