The Danish Accreditation Institution has been a full member of ENQA since 2010 (at the time under the name of ACE Denmark – Accreditation Institution). ENQA stands for European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education.
ENQA collects information on, experience of and best practices for quality assurance in the field of higher education. The association passes on its knowledge to institutions such as the Danish Accreditation Institution and other institutions that work with quality assurance. The network is also of interest to public authorities and education institutions that offer higher education programmes.
External accreditation by an independent, international panel is necessary to become a member of ENQA.
As for 2016 The Danish Accreditation Institution is again going through ENQA’s accreditation programme.
The Danish Accreditation Institution is a member of the European Quality Assurance Register, EQAR. Membership of the register means that the Danish accreditation model has achieved international approval.
Denmark is a member of the Nordic network NOQA which stands for Nordic Quality Assurance Network in Higher Education. The aim of NOQA is to create a framework for an open dialogue, sparring and knowledge-sharing between institutions that work with the quality assurance of higher education. This is brought about with the help of exchanging experience and establishing collaborative projects.
Each year, NOQA takes the initiative for a joint project with participants from all member organisations.
INQAAHE (International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education) is a global amalgamation of about 200 organisations that work with the theory and practice of quality assurance in connection with higher education programmes.
The chief purpose of the network is to collect and pass on information on current theories and practices in connection with assessing, improving and maintaining the quality of higher education programmes.
The purpose of ECA (European Consortium for Accreditation) is to analyse and communicate knowledge based on the experience and practices of member organisations in the field of quality assurance. We have begun work on two ECA projects:
Qrossroads: among other things, the Qrossroads (QR) project offers students the opportunity to search for information on accredited programmes in Europe in connection with exchange sojourns, for instance.
Audits and accrediting institutions: the project focuses on institutional accreditation and audits, including the training and use of experts, the quality assurance of internationalisation, accrediting private universities and the effects of quality assurance.
The Danish Evaluation Society (DES) is an academic community and network of professional and private individuals. DES works with evaluation, effect measurement and quantitative and qualitative analyses, etc.