Renewal of ENQA membership

FIBAA stands for high quality assurance and quality development in higher education.
We ourselves therefore regularly undergo external national and international assessments.

We are delighted to announce that our full membership in ENQA, which has existed since 2002, has been confirmed for another 5 years.

ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education) is the European umbrella organization of quality assurance and accreditation agencies,
which has committed itself to the "Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG)".

Within the framework of these Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area, our core areas of

  • Program Accreditation
  • Institutional accreditation
  • Certification of continuing education courses

were assessed and evaluated.

The assessment took place between March and October 2021 and was based on the following information:

  • Analysis of our self-documentation (self-assessment report).
  • further documents, which we as FIBAA provide to ENQA
  • our FIBAA website

as well as interviews that took place during on-site meetings on 11, 14 and 16 of June 2021.

The standards and guidelines distinguish two areas that are reviewed and assessed – ESG part 3 (Quality Assurance Agencies) and ESG part 2 (External Quality Assurance).
Here, the following 14 criteria are considered in detail:

3.1 Activities, policy and processes for quality assurance
3.2 Official status
3.3 Independence
3.4 Thematic analysis
3.5 Resources
3.6 Internal quality assurance and professional conduct
3.7 Cyclical external review of agencies

2.1 Consideration of internal quality assurance  
2.2 Designing methodologies fit for purpose
2.3 Implementing processes
2.4 Peer-review experts
2.5 Criteria for outcomes
2.6 Reporting
2.7 Complaints and appeals

Of the total of 14 criteria, nine were rated as "fully compliant", four as "substantially compliant" and one as "partially compliant".

We are proud and happy about the positive result and would like to take this opportunity to thank ENQA for the professional cooperation.
Read more about the other national and international agencies we are regularly recognized by to ensure our own quality.

The complete result of our current ENQA review can be found here.