North Cyprus

Higher Education Planning, Evaluation, Accreditation and Coordination Council (YÖDAK)

Contact Information

Street name: 28 Kasım Sk No:11
Postal code and City: 99010 Lefkoşa
Country: North Cyprus
Phone/Fax: + 90 392 228 2346/ + 90 392 228 8342
Introductory Presentation:
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Olgun Cicek
Function of contact person: Executive Board Member, Coordinator for
International Relations
Founding year: 2005
Legal status:
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.