NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders

Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie


Information on the agency's work

NVAO is the independent and binational accreditation organisation for higher education in the Netherlands and in Flanders (the Flemish Community of Belgium). Its activities include drafting frameworks, deciding on accreditation for existing programmes, coordinating assessments and deciding on initial accreditation, institutional audits, or reviews in the Netherlands and Flanders. NVAO advises the Minsters of Education in both countries or carries out assessments related to quality assurance.


Activities within the scope of ESG

  • Accreditation of joint programmes
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  • Assessment of transnational education
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  • Assessments of special (quality) features for programmes and institutions
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  • Combined institutional/programme assessments in Luxembourg
  • European Approach for QA of Joint Programmes
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  • Evaluations on features of programmes
  • Initial institutional accreditation in the Netherlands
    Documentation
  • Initial programme accreditation in Flanders for other-statutory registered HEIs
    Documentation
  • Initial programme accreditation in Flanders for universities and universities of applied sciences and arts
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  • Initial programme accreditation in the Netherlands, including the Caribbean islands Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba
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  • Institutional and programme assessments in Curacao, Aruba and St. Maarten
  • Institutional audits in the Netherlands
    Documentation
  • Institutional reviews in Flanders
    View 20 reports Documentation
  • Programme accreditation in Flanders for other-statutory registered HEIs
    Documentation
  • Programme accreditation in Flanders for universities and universities of applied sciences and arts
    View 2077 reports Documentation
  • Programme accreditation in the Netherlands, including the Caribbean islands Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba
    Documentation

Higher education systems where NVAO carried out external QA activities


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