Independence of Quality Assurance Agencies

We are very happy to present our publication on the topic “Independence of Quality Assurance Agencies”. It is based on a workshop held on 23 September 2022 on the same topic and reflects on the question of independence from various perspectives, both from the inside and outside of QA agencies.


The publication contains the following contributions:

Independence in the public sector
Franci Demšar, Director of NAKVIS, Slovenia
University Autonomy in Europe: the EUA Scorecard
Interview with Enora Bennetot Pruvot, European University Association
Agencies, independence and their relationship with the ESG
Interview with Douglas Blackstock, President of ENQA
Measuring independence and accountability of QA agencies: Europe and Latin America compared
Jacint Jordana, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Challenging formal and actual independence of QA agencies
Maja Milas, NAKVIS, Slovenia