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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.

International Quality Review

We offer IQR to institutions from outside of the UK looking to demonstrate they meet international quality assurance standards and gain QAA accreditation.

International Institutional Accreditation for ACE Impact

We have developed IQR for ACE Impact to provide institutions in Africa with an independent peer review, leading to accreditation by QAA.

Country Reports

We produce country reports to offer providers an insight into the higher education and regulatory landscape of key countries for UK TNE.

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.

Membership of international networks and associations

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

International Services

We also offer specially designed products and services aimed at supporting the development of quality assurance systems and professionals worldwide.

International Quality Assurance Programme (IQAP)

We offer a five-day, face-to-face training course for non-UK higher education professionals.

International Quality Review (IQR)

We offer this review to institutions outside of the UK to enable them to demonstrate that their quality assurance is effective.