EQAC - EDUCATION QUALITY ACCREDITATION COMMISSION
EDUCATION QUALITY ACCREDITATION COMMISSION
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Madrid 28660, Spain
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The Education Quality Accreditation Commission (EQAC) was established with a mission to promote the development and maintenance of education quality and ethical standards in higher education and training programs. The development was made possible by means of standard-setting, evaluation, and consultation processes. The Education Quality Accreditation Commission identifies and accredits educational and training institutions that have attained and maintained the standards deemed necessary to operate according to our established education quality and accreditation criteria. The EQAC is committed to promote high standards of education, to recognize professional excellence, and to provide an invaluable guide to education quality and recognition in the complex sector of world wide education.
Services provided by the Education Quality Accreditation Commission
This commitment is achieved through the following services:
The Education Quality Accreditation Commission establishes academic, institutional, ethical and business standards; it examines and evaluates institutions in terms of these standards; and it grants accreditation to those who qualify. The EQAC accreditation program employs procedures similar to those of other recognized educational accrediting agencies. Eligibility for education quality accreditation is open to educational institutions from all over the world.
Degree Validation Diploma
Graduates from the Education Quality Accreditation Commission accredited institutions or from institutions of education holding an equivalent accreditation (approved by the EQAC) may ensure and demonstrate that their education diploma, earned credits, and awarding institution are considered to be bona fide and accredited according to the Education Quality Accreditation Commission standards by requesting an EQAC Degree Validation Diploma. The EQAC Degree Validation Diploma also specifies the total credits earned and their equivalency in US Semester Credits and European ECTS credits.
ECTS Credits Certificates
(for courses, subjects and
The Education Quality Accreditation Commission may certify with an ECTS credits certificate the ECTS credits equivalency of any course, subject or continuing education earned at an Education Quality Accreditation Commission accredited institution or from institutions of education holding an equivalent accreditation (approved by the EQAC). To obtain this ECTS credits certificate (according to the European Union Higher Education Standards) the candidate must demonstrate that the corresponding learning outcomes of the course or subject have been met.
Doctor of Excellence
The Excellentia Doctor is a professional recognition that provides an independent quality assurance reference for highly qualified professionals from all fields. This award is issued by the Education Quality Accreditation Commission after a through analysis of the candidate curriculum vitae and the approval of the majority of the Commission. The Doctor Honoris Causa of Excellence is a recognized mark of professional ability, outstanding professional career, and/or international achievements in the private sector for those who deserve it.
The Education Quality Accreditation Commission founders were aware of the need of international standard-setting instruments in the field of education quality and accreditation that were indispensable in a decentralized global world in order to keep pace with rapid changes in the private educational sector and to guaranty education quality standards, while promoting the development of efficient education quality and accreditation systems. Following the premise of thinking globally though acting locally, the Education Quality Accreditation Commission was rooted in the most representative socioeconomic environments of the Western World.
The Education Quality Accreditation Commission was incorporated in the United Kingdom with Companies House Reg. Number: 3.728.049 to best represent the interest of UK and Commonwealth countries in the provision of accreditation and quality auditing to education institutions.
The Education Quality Accreditation Commission was incorporated in Washington D.C., USA, as a non profit corporation to best represent North America and the English language areas of influence. Additionally it was incorporated in Spain with Reg. Number: B80317283 to best represent the interest of European, Mediterranean and Latin American Spanish speaking countries.
The "Together in the World Foundation (TW)", which developed programs and activities in line with the orientations set out by UNESCO in respect to the promotion of social and cultural development, fostered the establishment of the Education Quality Accreditation Commission as the means to enhance the promotion of quality education and complement social and cultural development through sound independent educational initiatives. The Education Quality Accreditation Commission was deeply inspired by the UNESCO policy on education for the Twenty-First Century.
The TW Foundation recognized the need of the Education Quality Accreditation Commission institutional autonomy for further development of the project. Mrs. Mercedes Lopez, director of TW Foundation, resigned her duties in relation to the Education Quality Accreditation Commission. Dr. Francis Dessart, from Belgium, became the president of the independent EQAC. Dr. Samuel Murinda, from Zimbabwe, was appointed EQAC Secretary.
Prof. Dr. Francis Dessart resigned from his position due to age and health problems. Dr. Samuel Murinda reduced his implication in the EQAC Secretary due to his other professional and academic ventures. The Education Quality Accreditation Commission fell into a period of low activity. In 2008, Dr. Guillermo M. Olsen became the new president of the Education Quality Accreditation Commission. The activities, regulations and services of the EQAC were deeply revised. The website was redesigned. Eduardo Cano, from Spain, was appointed EQAC Secretary.
The Education Quality Accreditation Commission met in order to approve a more executive management of the Commission. Doctor William Martin was appointed the new president. Nuria Mañon, from Spain, was appointed EQAC Secretary.