Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders

Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders

De Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie

NVAO

The Hague
Netherlands

Accrediting In: Netherlands Belgium

The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders, or Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie (NVAO), is a quality assurance agency that safeguards the quality of higher education in the Netherlands and Flanders, in an expert and independent manner, and that fosters the quality culture pursued within the higher education institutions in the Netherlands and Flanders. It accredits existing and new programmes, and assesses the quality assurance of higher education institutions. NVAO bases its assessments on the recommendations of recognised experts. NVAO aims to help ensure that the quality of higher education in Flanders and the Netherlands is recognised as up to par from an international perspective, is acknowledged as socially relevant, and enjoys the trust of students, employers, and society.