Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education

  • Substantially compliant with European Standards and Guidelines

Nasjonalt organ for kvalitet i utdanningen

  • Admission valid until
    31/08/2018 (listed since 22/05/2014)
  • Registration note

    Original registration validity until: 2018-05-31

    The registration of NOKUT was provisionally extended pursuant to §4.4 of the EQAR Procedures for Applications, allowing the agency an extension of three months to the date of expiry of inclusion in order to submit the documentation of its external review. Following receipt of these documents the agency's registration shall remain valid until the Register Committee has taken a decision on the application.

  • Based in*
  • HE systems where agency conducted reviews**
  • Reports by the agency
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  • External review reports and EQAR decisions

Information on the agency's work

NOKUT was established by the U&C Act in 2002 and became operative by 1 January 2003. The act lists NOKUT's main tasks and empowers the agency as the only official quality assurance agency for Norwegian higher education. NOKUT's mission is to contribute towards trust in quality both in higher education, vocational education at tertiary level and in recognised foreign higher education. This is done both by quality assurance and through analysis and development activities.


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Activities within the scope of ESG

  • Combined subject‐specific evaluations interaction between research and education (in development)
    QA results in DEQAR
  • Initial approval of a new study programme (in areas for which the institution does not have degree-awarding power)
    QA results in DEQAR
  • Initial institutional accreditation (ex ante process focused on determining an institutional status and granting the associated degree-awarding powers)
    QA results in DEQAR
  • Institutional quality assurance audit (cyclical evaluation of the effectiveness of internal quality assurance systems)
    QA results in DEQAR
  • Revisions of institutional accreditation initiated on an ad-hoc basis to control the institution’s continuous adherence to the accreditation criteria
    QA results in DEQAR
  • Revisions of programme accreditation initiated on an ad-hoc basis to control the institution’s continuous adherence to the accreditation criteria
    QA results in DEQAR