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Governmental membershipSpain has been a Governmental Member of EQAR since February 2008.
General information on higher education
Higher education comprises university and professional studies.
National external quality assurance requirements
The evaluation of the quality of universities is the responsibility of the Autonomous Communities.
Ex-ante and Ex-post programme evaluation.
EHEA key commitment
Fully aligned with the ESG
A fully functioning quality assurance system is in operation nationwide, in which all higher education institutions are subject to regular external quality assurance by an agency that has successfully demonstrated compliance with the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the EHEA (ESG) through registration on EQAR
Cross-border quality assurance
Not recognising foreign agencies as part of the national external QA requirements
European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes
European Approach available to all higher education institutions
A joint university study programmes between one or more Spanish universities and one or more foreign universities leading to official Spanish university degrees may use the European Approach provided that the country of the coordinating university has subscribed to this agreement (see Royal Decree of 28 September 2021).