Switzerland

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  • Membership in EQAR
    Switzerland has been a Governmental Member of EQAR since May 2009.

    Read more: all Governmental Members of EQAR

  • National external quality assurance requirements
    • Programme accreditation
      mandatory for medicine and psychology only, otherwise voluntary

    • Institutional accreditation
      mandatory for all higher education institutions, by an agency recognised by the Swiss Accreditation Council

  • Cross-border quality assurance

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

    Yes, under certain conditions:

    HEdA Accreditation Guidelines (2015) &

    Guidelines of the Swiss Accreditation Council on the recognition of agencies

    • Eligibility requirements for foreign agencies: The agency will have to make an application to the Swiss Accreditation Council to prove it fulfills the necessary conditions (see below) and to also agree to the Fee Regulations of the Accreditation Council.

    • Conditions for the agencies’ work (e.g. criteria to be used): to align its accreditation procedures with the HEdA Accreditation Guidelines or alternatively to use the Accreditation Guide of AAQ

    • Recognition of reviews carried out by foreign agencies: the final accreditation decision is taken by the Swiss Accreditation Council.

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

  • European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes

    In Switzerland the European Approach is available to higher education institutions.

    The European Approach can be used by EQAR-registered agencies operating in the country.

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

  • Further information

Registered agencies operating in Switzerland