NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders

Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie

Information on the agency's work

NVAO is the independent and binational accreditation organisation for higher education in the Netherlands and in Flanders (the Flemish Community of Belgium). Its activities include drafting frameworks, deciding on accreditation for existing programmes, coordinating assessments and deciding on initial accreditation, institutional audits, or reviews in the Netherlands and Flanders. NVAO advises the Minsters of Education in both countries or carries out assessments related to quality assurance.

Activities within the scope of ESG

  • Accreditation of joint programmes
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  • Assessment of quality agreements in higher education
  • Assessments of special (quality) features for programmes and institutions in the Netherlands and Flanders
  • Combined institutional/programme assessments in Luxembourg
  • European Approach for QA of Joint Programmes
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  • Evaluations on features of programmes
  • Initial programme accreditation in Flanders and the Netherlands
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  • Institutional audits/reviews in the Netherlands and Flanders
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  • Programme accreditation in Flanders, the Netherlands and the so called “Caribbean Netherlands”
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  • Programme assessments in Curacao, Aruba and St. Maarten

Higher education systems where NVAO carried out external QA activities

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