Greece

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  • Membership in EQAR
    Greece has been a Governmental Member of EQAR since January 2017.

    Read more: all Governmental Members of EQAR

  • General information on higher education

    The higher education institutions in Greece include universities, polytechnics, the School of Fine Arts and the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education.

    In Higher Education, quality assurance is regulated by virtue of Law 4653/2020, which determines the framework and the specific processes of internal and external evaluation in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

  • National external quality assurance requirements

    A decision granting permissions to operate is required for all higher education institutions.

    On the basis of predetermined criteria higher education have to undergo an evaluation on the quality of the programmes of studies or of the internal quality assurance system of the institution.

    • Programme accreditation
      The validity of the accreditation decision cannot exceed a period of six years.

    • Institutional evaluation
      The validity of the accreditation decision cannot exceed a period of six years.

  • Cross-border quality assurance

    In Greece under certain conditions higher education institutions may choose a suitable EQAR-registered agency.

    The evaluation on the quality of the programmes of studies or of the internal quality assurance system of the institution may be replaced by the evaluation/certification carried out by of a foreign quality assurance agency which is internationally recognized (see Law 4653/2020 on the Hellenic Authority for Higher Education, article 12, paragraph 8).

    • Eligibility requirements for foreign agencies: approval of the Hellenic Authority for Higher Education (decision of the Evaluation and Accreditation Council)

    • Conditions for the agencies’ work (e.g. criteria to be used):  use of the national standards  

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

  • European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes

    In Greece the European Approach is not available to higher education institutions.

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

  • Further information

Registered agencies operating in Greece