Driving Quality as a Culture for Higher Education
NVAO, the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders, is the independent bi-national accreditation organisation set up by the Dutch and Flemish governments, whose primary goal is to provide an expert and objective judgement of the quality of higher education in the Netherlands and Flanders.
NVAO (in Dutch: Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie) provide her judgement with a constructive, critical attitude, respecting the autonomy of institutions and their primary responsibility for the quality of their education, and with an open eye for the growing international context. NVAO is open, clear and transparent towards society and all concerned, especially the institutions of higher education and the students.
The three main tasks of NVAO are:
- assessing and assuring the quality of Dutch and Flemish higher education;
- promoting the quality of higher education in Flanders and the Netherlands by driving quality as a
culture for higher education, aimed at regular assessment and continuous quality increase;
- putting Dutch and Flemish sectors of higher education (institutions and programmes) on the
map and strengthening their position by means of international cooperation.