AAQ - Swiss Agency of Accreditation and Quality Assurance
Agence suisse d’accréditation et d’assurance qualité
Agenzia svizzera di accreditamento e di garanzia della qualità
Schweizerische Agentur für Akkreditierung und Qualitätssicherung
- Substantial compliance with the ESG
- View 15 reports on 12 institutions
Admission valid until31/07/2021 (listed since 01/09/2011)
Reports by the agency
- Swiss Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education (Organ für Akkreditierung und Qualitätssicherung) until 31/12/2014
EQAR registration decisions and reports on the agency
Information on the agency's work
Founded in 2001, the OAQ has been renamed Agency for Accreditation and Quality Assurance (AAQ), as a consequence of the entry into force of the Federal Act on Funding and Coordination of the Swiss Higher Education Sector (Higher Education Act, HEdA 414.20) on January 1st 2015. The AAQ safeguards and promotes the quality of teaching and research at higher education institutions in Switzerland. It is independent, uses internationally recognised methods and is able to draw upon the knowledge and experience of leading experts. The AAQ develops guidelines and quality standards, conducts accreditation and evaluation procedures, and works at an international level. It perceives its role as an external partner for quality assurance and development, and provides a range of supporting services. The AAQ acts under the authority of the Swiss Accreditation Council.
The core business of the AAQ is institutional accreditation of HEIs.
In addition, the AAQ has discipline specific fields of competence:
1) The AAQ is regularly mandated by the Federal Department of Public Health to conduct external assessments in the field of graduate and postgraduate medical education, as well as in the field of the psychology professions.
2) The AAQ is entitled to deliver the EUR-ACE label to accredited engineering higher education programmes.
Activities within the scope of ESG
Certification procedures in Austria (institutional Q-audit)
Evaluations in Switzerland
Extension of programme accreditation period (in relation to system accreditation) in Germany
Institutional accreditation in Switzerland
View 4 reports on 4 institutions
Institutional assessments abroad
View 1 reports on 1 institutions
Programme accreditation in Switzerland
System accreditation in Germany
View 10 reports on 7 institutions
Higher education systems where AAQ carried out external QA activities
Contact PersonLaura Beccari (International Affairs)
ENQA membershipENQA member