ARQA is an ENQA affiliate (The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education).
The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education was established in 2000 as the European Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education to develop cooperation between European countries in this field. The impetus for the creation of such an organization was the European pilot project on quality assessment in higher education (1994-1995), during implementation of which the importance of the exchange of experience in the field of quality assurance came to the fore. The idea of European cooperation in the field of quality assurance in higher education was supported by the European Council, which was reflected in the Recommendations of the European Council dated September 24, 1998 and the Bologna Declaration (1999). In November 2004, the General Assembly of the network decided to rename the organization the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education.
The Association has been established to promote European cooperation in the field of quality assurance in higher education.
The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education ENQA is open for cooperation with quality assurance agencies from the countries that signed the Bologna Declaration. ENQA has two types of membership: full membership and affiliate membership. The ENQA website has a complete list of network members, which also includes ARQA.
INQQAHE (The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education) was founded in 1991 and today includes more than 270 members. The INQAAHE Network is the first, largest and most recognized organization dealing with theory and practice in the field of quality assessment in the world's higher education.
— assists quality assurance agencies in exchanging information and experience;
— develops of theoretical and practical foundations of professions;
— develops and promotes professional practice standards in quality assurance;
— encourages and assists the continuous improvement of the activities of INQAAHE member agencies, including professional development and capacity building for the benefit of HEIs, students and society.
INQAAHE has three types of membership: full, associate and affiliate. Full members are organizations responsible for assessing the quality of universities or educational programs (accreditation agencies; agencies that conduct evaluations and similar organizations; bodies that recognize the activities of accreditation agencies). ARQA became INQAAHE's full member on May 24, 2017. The Agency is included in the list of network members, which can be found on INQAAHE's website.
— access to the database of best practices;
— access to the quick response service;
— access to search for consultants in the database of consultants;
— the opportunity to apply for a review in accordance with INQAAHE Guidelines of Good Practice.
The Network of Central and Eastern European Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (CEENQA) was founded on October 13, 2001 in Krakow, Poland.
According to its Statutes, is the purpose of the Association the cooperation between the member organizations in the development and harmonization of their activities in the field of quality assurance and quality improvement in higher education in Central and Eastern Europe, thereby making a contribution towards the development and implementation of the European Higher Education Area.
ARQA has become a full member of CEENQA on December 11, 2019. The CEENQA website has a list of network members, which also includes ARQA.
IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence (IREG Observatory) is an international institutional non-profit association of ranking organizations, universities and other bodies interested in university rankings and academic excellence. Its purpose is strengthening of public awareness and understanding of range of issues related to university rankings and academic excellence. In 2009 an informal group of rankers and ranking analysts, who met first in 2002, was transformed into IREG Observatory as a non-profit organization.
The proof of Agency's membership can be found on the Association's website.