UIBS recently hosted the first annual conference of ATHEA, held on October 21, at UIBS’ new campus facilities in Brussels, Belgium. At the conference the association finalized its bylaws and formalized its candidacy and accreditation processes.
The Association for Transnational Higher Education Accreditation (ATHEA) is a not-for-profit, membership-based association that seeks to advance quality in higher education through institutional accreditation based on the European Standard’s and Guidelines for Quality Assurance (ESG), which is required for eventual recognition by the European Quality Assurance Register in Higher Education (EQAR).
ATHEA was formed earlier this year in Vienna, Austria together with UIBS as one of its founding members.
“We are excited to launch this important initiative in order to provide outcomes-based accreditation to primarily private higher education institutions” said Günther Singer, Executive Director of ATHEA.