Austrian Agency for Quality Assurance (AQA) is an independent institution for quality assurance, evaluation and certification for the entire higher education sector.
AQA develops and conducts quality assurance procedures in accordance with national and European standards.
AQA contributes with international expertise and know–how to the quality development of higher education institutions.
A new Federal Act for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (Hochschul-Qualitätssicherungsgesetz), coming into force by 1st March 2012, sets a common frame for quality assurance in all sectors of higher education in Austria (public universities, universities of applied sciences, private universities). Part of the new law is the establishment of the trans-sectoral "Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria" by the 1st of March 2012. The new agency will unify the functions of AQA, FH Council and Accreditation Council for the private universities.
AQA will operate until 2013 and progressively integrate its activities into the new agency. AQA staff will take care of the current procedures in the proven manner and AQA meet all of its obligations.
Please contact us for any questions regarding the reorganisation.
ATTENTION: We moved to new office!

Our new contact details from 16.7.2012:
AQ Austria
Renngasse 5, 1010 Vienna
Tel: +43-1-532 02 20-0, Fax: -99
All mail adresses stay active.