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Quality Assurance & Rankings

Quality Assurance

Since its establishment quality assurance has been one of EUA’s key areas of activity. As the voice of Europe’s universities, EUA supports and takes forward the interests of individual institutions and the higher education system as a whole.

With respect to quality assurance, EUA seeks to ensure that the views of the university sector are taken into account in European and national-level policy discussions on internal and external quality assurance while it also supports its members in developing internal quality systems aiming to promote institutional quality cultures. With this aim EUA carries out a variety of activities that are underpinned by the belief that the main responsibility for quality assurance lies within higher education institutions.


EUA closely follows national and international discussions on the topic of transparency tools, which have gained increasing importance in the past decade, particularly following the appearance of various classification and rankings initiatives.

EUA has worked specifically on the topic of rankings since 2008, with a number of projects and activities aimed at better understanding the role and impact that rankings play for its members and informing stakeholders of the advantages and disadvantages of the various approaches. Further information about these activities can be found here.      



The European Quality Assurance Forum is the largest annual gathering of QA stakeholders.

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Supporting strategic leadership & capacity to manage change.


Project supporting the implementation of the ESG 2015.

European University Association (EUA)

Brussels office:
Avenue de l’Yser, 24
1040 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0) 2 230 55 44

Geneva office:
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Case postale 3174
1211 Geneva 3
Tel: +41 22 552 02 96