The UK is a major player in the field of international higher education. We take a leading role in international developments in standards and quality, working not just to maintain but to enhance and reinforce both the quality and integrity of the UK higher education sector and its reputation in the international sphere.

Transnational Education Review

We review UK TNE as part of our mission to safeguard standards and improve the quality of UK higher education wherever it is delivered.

Projects and Publications

We regularly engage in international projects allowing us to contribute to and get a deeper understanding of international quality assurance.


We have close relationships with international quality assurance agencies and have developed strategic links with several agencies around the world.


We proactively engage with a number of international networks to support our international work.

International training and services

International Quality Assurance Programme – IQAP

We offer a five-day, face-to-face training course for non-UK higher education professionals. This course is an engaging way to learn about the UK quality assurance system and to build connections with other higher education practitioners.

International Quality Review – IQR

We have specially designed this review method for higher education institutions based outside of the UK. It enables institutions to demonstrate that their own approaches to quality assurance are effective and comparable with international best practice including the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG).