Memberships

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

According to section 3 para. 3 of the Act on Quality Assurance in Higher Education (HS-QSG) as amended, AQ Austria is responsible in particular for the following tasks in the area of external quality assurance:

  • developing and carrying out external quality assurance procedures, as a minimum, audit and accreditation procedures, according to national and international standards;
  • accrediting HEIs and degree programmes;
  • continuously supervising accredited HEIs and degree programmes regarding accreditation requirements;
  • reporting to the National Council and publishing reports on the outcomes of the quality assurance procedures;
  • fulfilling the tasks according to the statutory provisions of the University of Applied Sciences Studies Act (FHStG) and the Private Universities Studies Act (PUG);
  • issuing certificates for educational institutions upon an audit;
  • conducting studies and system analyses, performing reviews, and carrying out projects;
  • providing information and advice in matters related to quality assurance and quality improvement;
  • international co-operation in the field of quality assurance.