The origins of AQU Catalunya lie in the consortium Agency for the Quality of the University System in Catalonia, which was established on 29 October 1996. In 2003, the consortium became the present-day agency. The agency is an independent body, and it is funded by the government of Catalonia. The Board of the agency is comprised of representatives from different higher education institutions, the government of Catalonia and independent members.
The Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency, AQU Catalunya, is the main instrument for the promotion and assurance of quality in the Catalan higher education system. The purpose of AQU Catalunya is the assessment, accreditation and certification of quality in the sphere of the universities and higher education centres of Catalunya.
AQU Catalunya’s most recent external review report can be found here.
AQU Catalunya is registered on EQAR.
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