VLUHR - QAU is a quality assurance agency that contributes to the safeguard and the continual improvement of quality in higher education.
Through its activities, VLUHR - Quality Assurance Unit stimulates quality culture within higher education institutions.
Discipline-orientated quality assessment based on self-assessment and peer review. For each study programme to be assessed; VLUHR QAU select panel members with domain and educational expertise.
The composition of each panel is listed in the assessment reports and on the website of VLUHR-QAU.
AEQES is an independent, public sector agency established in 2002 by a decree of the French Community government.
Today it functions on the basis of further legislation voted in 2008.
It is authorized by law to adopt a criteria system, internal procedures and standards.
It is funded by the state budget and by collecting fees from HEIs for the accreditation procedures.
They aim at providing stakeholders with proposals on ways of enhancing quality. Moreover, by basing its working procedures on the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG), by collaborating with other agencies (so far with AEC- Agence Européenne des Conservatoires, CTI – Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur) to jointly evaluate some of its programmes, and by disseminating information on European developments in higher education, the agency can be seen as being a part of an overall European process.External evaluation, programmes, French community of Belgium, quality enhancement, higher education, collaboration. Independent organisation financed by the Flemish universities and university colleges.VLUHR Quality Assurance Unit (VLUHR QAU) is the legal successor and builds upon the structure and procedures of the former agencies of the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR) and the Council of Flemish University Colleges (VLHORA).Institutional and programme accreditation, audit, evaluations, studies and projects, information and supervision.AQ Austria includes the competences and activities of three previous existing organisations, namely the Österreichischer Akkreditierungsrat (Austrian Accreditation Council – ÖAR) the Fachhochschulrat (FH Council - FHR) and the Austrian Agency for Quality Assurance (AQA).
It is operationally independent of the institutions of higher education, the ministry of higher education and the government of the French Community.