Higher Education Planning, Evaluation, Accreditation and Coordination Council (YÖDAK)
|Street name:||Sht. Ecvet Yusuf Avenue, No:31, Nicosia|
|Postal code and City:||TRNC Via Mersin 10 -Turkey|
|Phone/Fax:||+ 90 392 228 2346/ + 90 392 228 8342|
|Contact person:||Prof. Dr. Olgun Cicek|
|Function of contact person:||Executive Board Member, Coordinator for
||autonomous public agency (non-profit)|
|International Links and membership:||ENQA, INQAAHE, UK-NARIC, AQAAIW|
YÖDAK was established as an autonomous public agency (non-profit) for Quality Assurance in North Cyprus in 2005. It is an Agency with its own Law, Legislation and pre-defined organisational structure. There are 18 permanent employees in total. 9 Administration staff, 1 Secretary General, 1 Legal Advisor(Lawyer), 1 President, 1 Vice-President and 5 Board Members
Objectives of YODAK are the Internationalization of Higher Education, Wellfare of Society and Sustainable development via Higher Education, bringing together international cultures and rendering quality services, Intergrating higher education system with the Bologna Process
Functions and Scope of Activities of YÖDAK are: Planning, Organizing, Observing the new applications, Evaluating (Auditing), Accrediting institutions and programs, Coordinating institutions.
The role of YÖDAK is to adapt and implement norms and standards to raise the quality in universities, to evaluate process against set standards, to develope and uphold the international standards in a higher education system, and be an official body for academic governance.