Following the previous meetings and discussions NAQA has signed Memorandum of Understanding with the High Council for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (Hcéres). Due to the pandemic the procedure was held online.
Hcéres is the French public service agency responsible for the periodic evaluation of all State-contracted higher education and research institutions in France, their study programmes (bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctorate-level) and their research units. It also evaluates research bodies and groupings of institutions. Hcéres operates according to a European framework. It is recognised by ENQA and listed on the EQAR register of quality agencies.
Having similar missions and institutional objectives in the advancement of quality assurance in higher education NAQA and Hcéres now wish to establish closer relations as equal partners for the purpose of creating cooperative and collaborative mechanisms for the mutual benefit of both parties.