About IAQA

The Icelandic Agency for Quality Assurance (IAQA) is an independent quality assurance agency, recognised by the Icelandic Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation.

Our main functions are:

  • to develop the Quality Enhancement Framework (QEF) and ensure its fitness in line with Icelandic, European and international developments;
  • to carry out external quality assurance reviews for all higher education institutions in Iceland with the aim of ensuring that they enhance the quality of their operations in an ongoing manner;
  • to contribute to and promote knowledge in the field of quality assurance in Iceland;
  • to manage commissioned reviews requested by the Icelandic authorities or other stakeholders.

IAQA acts autonomously and works independently of higher education institutions, the government and other stakeholders. We benchmark our work against the most up-to-date standards and approaches to quality assurance across the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) while also fulfilling national legal requirements for quality assurance in higher education.