Specific purposes of INQAAHE are:


  • To create, collect and disseminate information on current and developing theory and practice in the assessment, improvement and maintenance of quality in higher education.
  • To undertake or commission research in areas relevant to quality in higher education.
  • To express the collective views of its members on matters relevant to quality in higher education through contacts with international bodies and by other means.
  • To promote the theory and practice of the improvement of quality in higher education.
  • To provide advice and expertise to assist existing and emerging quality assurance agencies.
  • To facilitate links between quality assurance agencies and support networks of quality assurance agencies.
  • To assist members to determine the standards of institutions operating across national borders and facilitate better-informed international recognition of qualifications.
  • To assist in the development and use of credit transfer and credit accumulation schemes to enhance the mobility of students between institutions (within and across national borders).
  • To enable members to be alert to improper quality assurance practices and organisations.
  • To organise, on request, reviews of the operation of members.


Constitution 2013