DEQAR CONNECT – Enhancing the Coverage and Connectivity of QA in the EHEA through DEQAR

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Background

The DEQAR database of evaluated and accredited institutions and programmes in the EHEA enables a broad range of users to satisfy their information needs and to support different types of decisions (e.g. recognition of degrees, mobility of students, portability of grants/loans). The database was developed in the period 1.11.2017 to 31.10.2019 and could be of support to the following potential users in their work and/or study, but not limited to:

  • Recognition information centres (ENIC-NARICs)
  • Recognition and admission officers in higher education institutions
  • Students and student organisation representatives
  • Quality assurance agencies
  • Ministry representatives and other national authorities.

Aims and activities

DEQAR CONNECT is a follow-up to DEQAR project and focuses on two of the EHEA key commitments, supporting quality assurance and recognition inside the EHEA, and consists of two strands:

  • Expand coverage to EHEA countries currently under-represented in DEQAR, by supporting the participation of agencies that could not join DEQAR in the first stage.
  • Enhance connectivity by exploiting existing synergies and exploring new opportunities to use DEQAR data directly in the recognition workflow, digital credentialing and elsewhere.

ENQA’s role

ENQA is an associate partner in the project. Associate partners act as members of the Advisory Group that consults the project on key decisions related to the project implementation.

Consortium

The project is coordinated by EQAR and includes 26 organisations and 6 experts: two experienced QA agencies (ASHE and NVAO), 15 newcomer QA agencies (ACQUIN, ACSUCYL, AEQES, AIC, ANQA, AQ Austria, CTI, EAEVE, HAC, IAAR, IQAA, MusiQuE, NCEQE, NCPA, SKVC), four ENIC-NARIC partners, six individual experts and four associate partners (ENQA, ESU, EUA, EURASHE).

Funding and duration

DEQAR CONNECT is funded by the European Union and is being held from 1 March 2020 to 28 February 2022 (24 months).

Contact and further information

For further information on ENQA’s role in the project, please contact Goran Dakovic or take a look at the project website.

 

Disclaimer Erasmus + programme

The European Commission support for the production of any DEQAR publications does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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