NVAO is taking a number of measures to limit the further spread of the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) in the Netherlands and Flanders. If the situation changes, we will inform you.more information
The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) has been established by the Dutch and Flemish governments as an independent accreditation body. NVAO operates on both a binational and international level. The NVAO conclusions underpin the recognition of higher education programmes and ensure that students receive worthy degrees.About NVAO
The Netherlands and Flanders each have their own quality assurance system, an integrated system for external quality assurance. A quality assurance system includes the various procedures and conditions for obtaining accreditation. All NVAO procedures are based on assessment frameworks.
As we emerge from this crisis, reflection is still needed. This case example that we wrote for ENQA describes our actions in Flanders to maintain quality assurance during challenging times: from online dialogues and hybrid site visits as an additional tool in our toolkit to accelerating the development of an online training platform.
This summer, the NVAO Department of the Netherlands is temporarily conducting an online procedure for assessing new Dutch programs. These are those programs for which universities and universities of applied sciences need decision-making before 1 September 2020 to start.
NVAO has been paving the way for a European quality assurance framework for years now and is proud to coordinate the EUniQ project on behalf of the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training. It is up to the EUniQ consortium to think ahead and provide the European Universities with the right framework to live up to their European ambitions.
The Committee of Ministers (Dutch and Flemish ministers responsible for higher education) has appointed Mrs M. Koster-Wentink MA and Ms M. Krom for a period of four years on the nomination of Minister Van Engelshoven of Education, Culture and Science with effect from 1 November 2020 as a Member of the Board of the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). Mrs Koster-Wentink succeeds Mr J. Tuijtel, who stepped down at the end of 2019 for health reasons. Ms. Krom is the successor of Ms. JA Rip MSc who is stepping down as a student member of the Board.Read more
NVAO and AACSB International signed a renewed cooperation agreement for the duration of the current quality assurance system in Flanders (until 2025). This guarantees that all of the external assessments in Flanders by AACSB are carried out in accordance with the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG).Read more
At the beginning of this year, the Flemish branch of the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) assessed the LUNEX University in Luxembourg and four of its programmes. The assessment reports have now been sent to the Luxembourg Ministry of Higher Education and Research, which takes an accreditation decision. It is not the first time that Luxembourg recruits the NVAO to assess the quality of its higher education.Read more