EIQAS - Enhancing Internal Quality Assurance Systems

EIQAS - Enhancing Internal Quality Assurance Systems (2014-2016/17)

The Erasmus + project is a joint initiative of national quality assurance agencies, rector’s conferences and higher education institutions (HEIs) of four countries: Poland (coordinator), Portugal, Bulgaria, Slovenia. The overall goal of this project is to illustrate approaches and options that can be considered as good principles and a source of inspiration to guide other higher education institutions in the design and development of their own IQA systems.

EIQAS is concerned with internal quality assurance (IQA) in higher education and has two objectives: to increase the capacity of HEIs in the participating countries to develop internal quality assurance systems by enhancing their awareness and understanding of Part 1 of the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in European Higher Education Area (2015 version) and identifying, developing and disseminating good innovative practice in internal quality assurance (1); and to increase the capacity of the participating QAAs in external quality assurance by comparing their methodologies for the assessment of internal quality assurance systems and exchanging and developing good practice in IQA assessment at a broader context (2).