NQA is a Dutch-based, private organisation established at the end of 2006. The Dutch system of accreditation of HE degree programmes is a two-tier model in which quality assurance agencies, such as NQA, carry out assessments of degree programmes. The degree programmes use the outcomes – an assessment report – to request (re-)accreditation, which is decided upon by the Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organisation.
It is NQA’s solid key objective to conduct assessments of degree programmes of universities of applied sciences. Furthermore, NQA carries out research evaluations, EVC audits and several other services connected to quality assurance in HE: training and projects related to (the alignment of) the internal and external quality assurance systems and regarding quality culture.
NQA is currently undergoing an external review coordinated by ENQA. More information can be found here.
NQA’s most recent external review report can be found here.