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Internal quality system

To ensure the quality of activities and services provided, the IAAR has developed, documented, implemented and maintained an internal quality assurance system (hereinafter referred to as IQAS), which is constantly being improved in accordance with the requirements of the recognition bodies.

Internal quality assurance system

  • aimed at ensuring the unity of the IAAR Development Strategy and Policy;
  • reflects the IAAR Quality Assurance Policy and is intended to implement this Policy.

IQAS is intended for:

  • promote a culture of quality education
  • ensure effective management of the Agency's processes and their continuous improvement;
  • integration, identification and establishment of interaction of all elements of the Agency’s quality assurance system;
  • training of personnel on quality assurance issues;
  • public information;
  • demonstrate IQAS to educational organizations, students, the general public, education and science authorities, subordinate organizations in the field of education and science, regional and international networks for quality assurance, recognition bodies of the IAAR and other stakeholders.

IQAS scope:

Agency activities related to the quality assurance in education under the Charter.

The IAAR internal quality assurance system includes:


  • Guideline on the internal quality assurance system;
  • Agency’s development strategy;
  • Standards and Guidelines for assessment of educational organizations and (or) study programmes;
  • External documents of recognition bodies, including ESG, WFME standards, etc.;
  • Regulations governing accreditation and rating studies related activity;
  • Internal documents of the Agency governing its accreditation and rating studies related activity;
  • Agency research outcomes;
  • Agency’s activity progress reports.

The Agency has defined the IQAS processes for document management, leadership responsibility, provision of resources, uninterrupted cycle. The IQAS documents provide methods and criteria for ensuring process effectiveness.

For continuous improvement purposes the IAAR monitors IQAS processes. The data obtained as a result of monitoring are analyzed to take specific measures for processes improvement.

IQAS processes are accommodated with the necessary resources and information.

The Agency's management, when implementing an internal quality assurance system, proceeds from the fact that each Agency employee correctly recognizes and understands the responsibility for the quality of work performed and undertakes not to take or commit actions that are contrary to the Quality Policy.

Internal Quality Assurance System Manual (rus)