ASIIN Memberships & Admissions
The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) collects and disseminates information about the theory and practice of external quality assurance in higher education. ASIIN has been a member of INQAAHE since March 2006.
The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) was established on 4 November 2004 in Frankfurt am Main. Members are European agencies for accreditation and quality assurance from 22 countries. ASIIN has been a full member since February 2007.
The Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) is a regional umbrella network of quality assurance and accreditation agencies for higher education in the Asia-Pacific region. It promotes the networking of quality assurance agencies, the exchange of good practices, and the establishment of national quality assurance systems in higher education. ASIIN is a member of APQN with “Observer” status.
The European Chemistry Thematic Network Association (ECTNA) is an institution of the EU’s Sokrates/Eramus Programme. It is the body responsible for the Eurobachelor® and Euromaster® labels for degree programmes in chemical engineering and chemistry. Within the project financed by EU funds, learning outcome oriented criteria for awarding the label were developed. ASIIN is a member of ECTNA and authorises to award the Eurobachelor® and Euromaster® label within its accreditation procedure for Bachelor and Master degree programmes in chemistry.
As a member of the Association for Evaluations (Gesellschaft für Evaluation e.V.), ASIIN supports its cause for professionalization and contributing towards information exchange with regard to evaluations.
CEENQA is a Central and Eastern European network for accreditation. The main goal of CEENQA e.V. is the continuation of cooperation between the member organisations to develop and harmonise their activities within the field of quality assurance and enhancement in higher education in Central and Eastern European countries. This aims to contribute to establish a unified European Higher Education Area.
EQAR (European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education) is an umbrella organisation that maintains the European register for accreditation and quality assurance agencies. The register was founded by the four large European organisations in the area of quality work in higher education – ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE – and identifies the agencies which fulfil the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance (ESG). ASIIN has been registered since 2008.
On 27 June 2012, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan decided to include ASIIN in its National Register of Accreditation Agencies. Accreditation decisions issued by ASIIN have since been recognised by the Ministry. On 23 May 2017 the Ministry confirmed the recognition again. Degree programmes of Kazakh Higher Education Institutions that have been accredited by ASIIN are also included in a national register of programmes.
As of 1 April 2015, ASIIN is included in the Regulation on quality assurance agencies performing university audits issued by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy of Austria. ASIIN is thus allowed to perform audits at universities and universities of applied sciences in Austria in line with the national Quality Assurance in Higher Education Act. The result of such an audit is deemed to have the same effect as one performed by the national agency.