Accreditation and Other National Bodies in Austria
Accreditation is a formal quality review process, based on set criteria and standards, thereby, leading to state recognition of higher education institutions and their study programs.
Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria)
The Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria) is an autonomous institution, established as the system of external quality assurance in Austria. AQA applies international standards of quality assurance within the Austrian higher education system. It checks the quality of studies and higher education institutions in Austria.
Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria
Address: Renngasse 5, 4.OG
Tel: 43 1 532 02 20-0
National Bodies -
Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
The Ministry BMUKK is in charge of matters linked to the public education and the related management and funding.
BMBF - Federal Ministry of Education and Women's Affairs
Tel: 43 (0)1 53 120-0
Fax: 43 (0)1 53 120-3099
Austrian Rectors' Conference
Universities Austria is the representative of the Austrian public universities and strengthens the universities' role in the economy and society. It coordinates the policies of universities and universities of the arts and represents the universities' collective interests and promotes the exchange of information.
Floragasse 7 / 7
Austrian Accreditation Council
The Austrian Accreditation Council (Osterreichischer Akkreditierungsrat, OAR) is an autonomous and publicly funded national authority that assesses, accredits, manage and control the private higher education institutions offering university education in Austria.
Tel: 43 (1) 53120 5673
Fax: 43 (1) 53120 81 5673
The FH Council established in 1993 is the public authority responsible for external quality assurance, accreditation and evaluation in the Austrian FH sector.
Address: Liechtensteinstrasse 22A
Tel: 43 (1) 3195 034 0
Fax: 43 (1) 3195 034 30
Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (FHK)
The FHK is an association of Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) offering young people in Austria a practically-orientated university-level education. The FHK supports Universities of Applied Sciences in achieving common educational goals.
Tel.: 43 (0)1/890 6345 DW 10
Recognition of Credentials -
ENIC NARIC Austria
The National Information Centre for Academic Recognition, ENIC NARIC Austria is in charge of issues linked to the international recognition of academic degrees and titles. It is part of the international networks ENIC- European Network of Information Centres, founded by euro Europe and UNESCO and NARIC- National Academic Recognition Information Centres, established by the European Union. ENIC NARIC AUSTRIA is the official point of contact for all cross-border recognition matters in higher education.
Address: ENIC NARIC AUSTRIA
Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economics
Division III / 7
Tel : (0043/1) 53120/5921
Fax: (0043/1) 53120/99/5921
E-mail: NARIC (at ) bmwfw.gv.at