The Steering Committee of the external review of the ENQA Agency Reviews, chaired by Juan Carlos Hernández Buades (EURASHE), met for the second time on 30 November 2018. They discussed the proposals received for the call for tender that was opened in October to find a coordinator of the external review. Out of these proposals, the Committee selected the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU). The panel of experts is expected to be established in the spring, and the review is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.
The ENQA Agency Reviews process is designed to formally demonstrate agency’s compliance with the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) in order to meet the expectations of the ENQA Board for membership applications and those of the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR) for the purpose of registration. The process stimulates trust in quality assurance and quality of higher education internationally, and supports and adds to the legitimacy of the reviewed agency at the national level (where relevant). More information on the external review of ENQA Agency Reviews is available here.