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ECLBS and ANQAHE: Bilateral Recognition memorandum of understanding



The Agreement

Bilateral Recognition memorandum of understanding

Main Address

Secretary General
National Authority of Qualifications and Quality Assurance for Education and Training
P.O. Box 30347, Manama
Kingdom of Bahrain


The Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ANQAHE) is a collaborative and pivotal organization that plays a vital role in advancing and ensuring the quality of higher education institutions across the Arab world. Established to address the pressing need for quality assurance in the region's higher education sector, ANQAHE has become a driving force in promoting excellence, transparency, and accountability in education.

Key features and initiatives of ANQAHE include:

Quality Assurance Standards: ANQAHE has developed a comprehensive set of quality assurance standards and guidelines that serve as a benchmark for evaluating and enhancing the quality of educational programs and institutions in Arab countries. These standards cover various aspects, such as curriculum development, faculty qualifications, research, infrastructure, and governance.

Capacity Building: ANQAHE offers capacity-building programs and workshops to help higher education institutions and their staff develop the necessary skills and expertise in quality assurance processes. These programs empower educators and administrators to implement best practices and continually improve their institutions.

Collaborative Network: ANQAHE fosters collaboration among universities, accreditation agencies, government bodies, and other stakeholders in the Arab higher education ecosystem. By facilitating dialogue and cooperation, ANQAHE aims to harmonize quality assurance practices across the region and promote mutual recognition of qualifications.

Research and Innovation: The network conducts research on various aspects of higher education quality and provides insights and recommendations to policymakers and institutions. ANQAHE encourages innovation in teaching and learning methods, aligning higher education with the needs of the modern world.

Quality Assurance Reviews: ANQAHE conducts external quality assurance reviews of higher education institutions, accrediting bodies, and academic programs. These evaluations help institutions identify areas for improvement and enhance their overall quality.

Information Sharing: ANQAHE serves as a hub for sharing information, resources, and best practices in quality assurance. It provides a platform for institutions to exchange ideas and experiences, fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

Advocacy: ANQAHE advocates for the importance of quality assurance in higher education at the national and regional levels. It works closely with governments, universities, and other stakeholders to create an environment that prioritizes quality and excellence in education.

The Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education is committed to ensuring that students in the Arab world have access to high-quality education that prepares them for the challenges of the 21st century. By promoting quality assurance and continuous improvement, ANQAHE contributes to the region's educational advancement, economic development, and global competitiveness.

Through its dedication to excellence and collaboration, ANQAHE plays a crucial role in shaping the future of higher education in the Arab world, fostering a culture of quality, innovation, and academic excellence that benefits students, institutions, and society as a whole.

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