QANU is a quality assurance agency which organizes the assessment of degree and research programmes offered by Dutch universities. QANU assists higher education institutions during the assessment process, facilitates site visits and prepares all necessary documentation and reports. It does so in close collaboration with independent experts, who are authoritative in their displine. QANU has extensive experience with peer review methods and the assessment of degree and research programmes in large cluster groups. 

By providing insight into the quality of academic practice, QANU enables institutions of higher education to account for their activities in order to enhance the quality of education and research. QANU’s working methods guarantee an independent and fair assessment of research and education practices and safeguard internal and external standards in quality assurance.  In doing so, QANU supports the continuous improvement of education and research practice in higher education.

Using its expertise, QANU applies its working methods in other sectors which have developed similar quality standards. QANU also offers quality assurance training, guidance and consultancy to higher education professionals by organizing expert meetings and training sessions. 

Degree programmes

Degree programmes are assessed regularly in order for them to qualify for (re-)accreditation. How is such an assessment executed? What role can QANU play in the process? And what are the benefits of cluster assessments?

Research programmes

Research programmes are periodically assessed by international review committees. What criteria are used in a research review? What does QANU offer? And what does a QANU report look like?

Other services

QANU offers more services, both inside and outside the academic world. QANU organises expert meetings and workshops for Boards of Examiners, as well as customised trainings on peer review and quality assurance.