Liechtenstein

  • European Higher Education Area - EHEA
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  • Membership in EQAR
    Liechtenstein has been a Governmental Member of EQAR since February 2008.

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  • General information on higher education

    Liechtenstein’s higher education system includes the University of Liechtenstein, the “International Academy of Philosophy”, the Private University in the Principality of Liechtenstein (UFL) and the Liechtenstein Institute.

    In association with a number of Swiss cantons, Liechtenstein is part of the Interstate University of Applied Sciences of Technology in Buchs (NTB) and the University of Applied Sciences for Special Needs Education in Zurich.

    Higher education institutions are supervised by the Government and the Office of Education, including those based in Liechtenstein which offer distance learning.

  • National external quality assurance requirements

    The quality assurance principles are included in the 2005 Act on Higher Education and the Act on the University of Liechtenstein. 

    • Institutional and programme review.

  • Cross-border quality assurance

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

    Liechtenstein legislation requires the higher education institution to seek accreditation. Higher education institutions may choose among any EQAR-registered agency.The country has decided not to establish an own national agency.

    • Eligibility requirements for foreign agencies: Registration on EQAR is sufficient.

    • Conditions for the agencies’ work (e.g. criteria to be used): the agency's own criteria.

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

  • European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes

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

    For the programme accreditation of a joint degrees, higher education may choose an EQAR registered agency using the European Approach.

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

  • Further information

Registered agencies operating in Liechtenstein