QAHE Strengthens European Quality Assurance Collaboration with MOU Signing with DRPFA Accreditation

Sep 06, 2023

The Directorate for Research, Planning, and Funding (DRPF:, an Intergovernmental Organization founded in 2016, has signed a significant Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Association for Quality Assurance in Pre-Tertiary and Higher Education (QAHE). This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the pursuit of enhancing European quality assurance standards in education.

DRPF, representing numerous quality assurance organizations from member states of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), which is a prestigious Intergovernmental Organization and a Government recognized Accreditation Agency founded by the Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Macedonia, Ministry of Diaspora, Republic of Albania and Ministry of Labour and Social Service, Government of Kosovo. is renowned for its efforts in senior education quality assurance. The organization plays a crucial role in disseminating vital information to its members and stakeholders, supporting the implementation of effective procedures to enhance European quality assurance. QAHE, as a leading international association dedicated to quality assurance in pre-tertiary and higher education, brings extensive expertise and a global perspective to the collaboration. The association is committed to fostering excellence and continuous improvement in education across the globe.

The MOU between DRPF and QAHE establishes a framework for collaboration, focused on advancing European quality assurance in education. The key areas of collaboration outlined in the MOU include:

1. Knowledge Sharing: DRPF and QAHE will engage in the exchange of knowledge and expertise, facilitating the sharing of best practices, research findings, and innovative approaches in quality assurance. This collaboration aims to promote continuous improvement and raise educational standards across member states of the EHEA.
2. Capacity Building: The partnership will organize joint workshops, seminars, and training programs to enhance the skills and competencies of quality assurance professionals. By empowering individuals in the field, DRPF and QAHE aim to strengthen the quality assurance landscape and ensure the delivery of high-quality education.
3. Research and Development: DRPF and QAHE will collaborate on research projects addressing emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities in quality assurance. Through joint research efforts, the organizations aim to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and the development of innovative practices in educational quality assurance.
4. Mutual Recognition: The MOU encourages mutual recognition of accreditation processes and outcomes, promoting international recognition of accredited institutions. This collaboration facilitates greater mobility and collaboration among educational institutions within the European Higher Education Area.

DRPF and QAHE are excited about this partnership, as it signifies their shared commitment to advancing quality assurance practices and fostering excellence in education. By leveraging their respective strengths and expertise, the organizations aim to make significant strides in enhancing European quality assurance standards. For more information about the collaborative initiative or to express interest in signing the MOU, please contact us at