International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE)

International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE)
HE Network
Year of foundation: 
International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE)


Institutional postal address: 
P.O. Box 85498 2508 CD
The Netherlands
The Hague
Institutional e-mail: 
Institutional phone: 
+31(0)70 312 23 00
Institutional fax: 
+31(0)70 312 23 01

Mission / Vision

INQAAHE is the global network of quality assurance agencies in higher education. It exists to:

  • enable quality assurance agencies to share information and experiences;
  • lead the theoretical and practical foundations of the profession;
  • develop and promote standards of professional practice in QA;
  • and encourage and assist continuous improvement in member agencies, including professional development and capacity-building
  • for the benefit of HE institutions, their students and their societies.


The main purpose of the Network is to collect and disseminate information on the current and developing theory and practice in the assessment, improvement and maintenance of quality in higher education. By means of  this information-sharing  and otherwise, it is intended that the Network should:

promote good practices in the maintenance and improvement of quality in higher education;
facilitate research into the practice of quality management in higher education and its effectiveness; 
be able to provide advice and expertise to assist the development of new quality assurance agencies; facilitate links between accrediting bodies especially insofar as they operate across national borders; 
assist members in determing the standards of institutions operating across national borders;
permit better-informed international recognition of qualifications; 
be able to assist in the development and use of credit transfer schemes in order to enhance the mobility of students between institutions within and across national borders; 
and enable members to be alert to dubious accrediting practices and organisations.


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government