AQ Austria - Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria

Agentur f├╝r Qualit├Ątssicherung und Akkreditierung Austria

  • Substantially compliant with European Standards and Guidelines

Information on the agency's work

AQ Austria is the national Quality Assurance Agency of Austria, founded in 2012 as a merger of three predecessor agencies. AQ Austria is independend and provides quality assurance service on a broad range with the aim to support the HEIs to enhance the quality of their provision. The agency as such, its bodies and staff has an international profile.


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Activities within the scope of ESG

  • Accreditation of private universities in Austria
  • Accreditation of programmes at private universities in Austria
  • Accreditation of programmes at universities of applied sciences in Austria
  • Accreditation of universities of applied sciences
  • Audit of internal quality management systems at Austrian public universities and universities of applied sciences
  • Evaluation of programmes at higher education institutions
  • International Accreditation
  • Joint programme accreditation
  • Notification of foreign degree programmes in Austria
  • Programme Accreditation at German higher education institutions
  • System accreditation of German higher education institutions
  • Voluntary accreditation of continuing education programmes at higher education institutions in Austria,