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CYQAA values its collaboration with its international partners, which provides valuable insights in regard to the future of higher education in Cyprus and in Europe and its further quality development.

CYQAA bases its external evaluation activities on the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG) and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). In order to ensure the quality of its work, which constitutes an integral part of its broader self-awareness and accountability, CYQAA has been externally evaluated and has managed to become a member of the most important international quality assurance organizations.


  • Recognized by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME - Certificate of Recognition)
  • Included on the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR).
  • Full member of European Association for Quality Assurance (ENQA)
  • Full member of International Network for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Higher Education (INQAAHE)
  • Affiliate member of European University Association (EUA)
  • Full member of the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN)
With ENQA accreditation and its registration to EQAR CYQAA has made an important step in terms of its quality operation, an achievement toward which higher educations and its other stakeholders have contributed. As an EQAR registered Agency, CYQAA, is able to conduct external evaluation in EU countries where the legislative framework provides for the recognition of accreditations awarded by EQAR registered agencies.

Since quality assurance in medical and health professions education, is also a priority issue for the Agency, it pursued its external evaluation and recognition by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME). Τhe WFME recognition panel conducted an on-site visit to Cyprus in June 2019.  The WFME Recognition Committee concluded its vote on 18 February 2020, and has agreed that the CYQAA is recognised as working to standards that have been appropriately formulated and applied. The CYQAA is deemed to be credible in its policies and procedures to assure the quality of medical education in programmes and schools that it accredits.

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