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Membership in EQARItaly has been a Governmental Member of EQAR since June 2018.
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General information on higher education
Higher education in Italy is offered by universities (including polytechnics), arts and music higher education institutions (alta formazione artistica e musicale - AFAM), higher schools for language mediators (scuole superiori per mediatori linguistici - SSML) and higher technical institutes (ITS).
National external quality assurance requirements
Quality assurance in higher education is carried out through internal institutional evaluation and external evaluation by the national quality assurance agency. The system for external review (AVA) was put in place in 2013 and revised in 2016 (see Ministerial Decree 987/2016).
Takes place every five year.
Takes place every three year.
Cross-border quality assurance
In Italy higher education institutions may not choose among EQAR-registered agencies.
European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes
In Italy the European Approach is not available to higher education institutions.