IEP is a non-governmental organisation functioning on a non-profit basis. It is part of a European-level university association and is independent from governments and other national bodies. It is managed by an independent Steering Committee.
IEP provides comprehensive, improvement-oriented institutional evaluations to higher education institutions. An IEP evaluation is tailored to the institution’s own goals, objectives and profile, and aims to support the institution in developing its strategic leadership and capacity to manage change. Institutions also have to option to choose a special focus for their evaluation. Follow-up evaluations are offered to institutions who have had a full evaluation within the previous one to three years.
IEP is a voluntary process and does not lead to a summative judgement. In addition to evaluations that are carried out at the request of individual institutions, IEP also conducts coordinated evaluations at the national or regional level.
IEP’s most recent external review report can be found here.
IEP is registered on EQAR.