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We ensure that UK higher education is represented internationally through membership of the following organisations and networks:


The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)

We are a full member of ENQA, the umbrella organisation for quality assurance agencies in the European Higher Education Area. Full membership of ENQA shows that an agency complies with the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area.

Compliance with these standards is checked every five years through an independent review. Following our latest review in February 2018, we were found to be fully or substantially compliant in all areas. Only one other European agency has matched this level of compliance.

The panel identified QAA as 'internationally, one of the leading quality assurance agencies'.


The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE)

We are a full member of INQAAHE, a worldwide association of nearly 300 organisations. In 2014, QAA was found to be comprehensively aligned with INQAAHE's Guidelines of Good Practice. 

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The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

We are also a member of the CHEA International Quality Group, which addresses quality assurance issues and challenges in an international setting.