New legislative framework and system for quality assurance and accreditation in Cyprus

13 December 2017

The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus appointed, after consultation with the related stakeholders, the members of the Council of the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (DIPAE), as laid out in recent legislation.

The new legislation provides a quality assurance framework for higher education in Cyprus within which higher education institutions will be driven to enhance quality and develop an internal quality culture. DIPAE, an affiliate of ENQA, is responsible for ensuring the quality of higher education in Cyprus and to support, through the procedures provided by the relevant legislation, the continuous improvement and upgrading of higher education institutions and their programmes of study.