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CHEA International Directories, Click here to see ECLBS on the CHEA International Directory website

Since all conditions set down in CHEA CIQG Statutes are met, ECLBS becomes a member of CHEA CIQG, a network of quality assurance professionals from across the world.

"As an ECLBS Executive Board Member, I am pleased to announce that our organization has joined CHEA's International Quality Group (CIQG) with a strong commitment to enhancing academic quality on a global scale," stated Mrs. D. Jansone. She further added that it is fulfilling to be a member of this significant forum and to take part in the CHEA Conferences, which will focus on exploring global resources to address challenges such as defining quality and fighting against fake diplomas and accreditation mills.

CIQG is an important forum for colleges, universities, accrediting, and quality assurance organizations, and others to address issues regarding quality assurance in an international setting. In addition, the group seeks to enhance capacity for academic research and policy direction. Click here to see ECLBS on the CHEA CIQG members list

In addition, organizations that are part of CIQG uphold the International Quality Principles outlined in the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). Currently, fewer than 50 quality assurance organizations worldwide have signed an MoU with CHEA-CIQG. To view the list of these organizations, please visit the CHEA-CIQG website by clicking here 

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ECLBS is proud to sign an MoU with the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Quality International Group (CIQG), click here to see the MoU on the CHEA-CIQG website

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The growing international activity within higher education – greater student mobility, expanding faculty exchanges and research collaboration, more cross-border partnerships among institutions, and the growing reliance on online or Web-based education – has created a sense of urgency for a shared understanding of educational quality. While any single worldwide regimen of educational quality would be difficult and perhaps undesirable, a shared understanding of the dimensions of quality would be useful. These guiding principles are one effort to move toward such understanding while acknowledging and respecting the many differences in history, culture, beliefs, and values that shape our systems of higher education and our perspectives on quality.

The guiding principles are intended to serve as a framework for international deliberation about quality in higher education. Their aim is to seek common ground and establish a foundation for understanding quality. The principles may be used to inform discussions of quality, quality assurance, and qualifications at the country, regional or international level. The intended audiences include academics and other higher education professionals, students, employers, government officials, and the public. They are invited to affirm and use these principles in the ongoing quest for effectiveness and quality in higher education.


  1. Quality and higher education providers: Assuring and achieving quality in higher education is the primary responsibility of higher education providers and their staff.

  2. Quality and students: The education provided to students must always be of high quality whatever the learning outcomes pursued.

  3. Quality and society: The quality of higher education provision is judged by how well it meets the needs of society, engenders public confidence, and sustains public trust.

  4. Quality and government: Governments have a role in encouraging and supporting quality higher education.

  5. Quality and accountability: It is the responsibility of higher education providers and quality assurance and accreditation bodies to sustain a strong commitment to accountability and provide regular evidence of quality.

  6. Quality and the role of quality assurance and accreditation bodies: Quality assurance and accreditation bodies, working with higher education providers and their leadership, staff, and students, are responsible for the implementation of processes, tools, benchmarks, and measures of learning outcomes that help to create a shared understanding of quality.

  7. Quality and change: Quality higher education needs to be flexible, creative, and innovative; developing and evolving to meet students’ needs, justify the confidence of society, and maintain diversity.

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CIQG membership

CIQG is an initiative associated with CHEA (The Council for Higher Education Accreditation is a United States organization of degree-granting colleges and universities.), a nonprofit institutional membership organization that provides coordination of accreditation. Eligibility for membership in CIQG is based solely on criteria published in CIQG documents. 


The European Council of Leading Business Schools (ECLBS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the USA Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) International Quality Group (CIQG). The MoU was signed with the aim of promoting international cooperation and collaboration in the field of higher education quality assurance and accreditation.

As part of the agreement, ECLBS and CIQG will work together to exchange information, share best practices, and collaborate on research projects related to quality assurance and accreditation. The MoU also provides a framework for joint events and activities, such as workshops, seminars, and conferences, to promote greater understanding and awareness of quality assurance and accreditation issues in higher education.

This MoU is expected to have a positive impact on the quality of higher education offered by ECLBS member institutions, as well as on the reputation and recognition of their programs globally. It also underscores the importance of international collaboration in ensuring the continuous improvement of higher education quality and standards.

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