Quality Assurance of Higher Education in Portugal – An Assessment of the Existing System and Recommendations for a Future System

In the framework of the EPHE project, an international experts panel was appointed by ENQA and worked on two complementary tasks from December 2005 and November 2006. The first mission consisted in reviewing the existing Portuguese quality assurance practices as conducted by CNAVES, the Portuguese National Council for the Evaluation of Higher Education. Secondly, the panel worked on providing recommendations to the Portuguese government on the organisation, processes and methods of establishment of a national accreditation system which would meet The European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (pdf).

The final review report presents the results of the panel’s work focusing on the strengths and challenges of the Portuguese quality assurance system as well as giving recommendations for future developments. The response by CNAVES to the final review report can be found here (pdf).

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