INDEPENDENT KAZAKH AGENCY FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE IN EDUCATION

Promoting excellence in education

About Us

The non-governmental organization "Independent Kazakh Agency for Quality Assurance in Education" (hereinafter - the Agency) is a nonprofit organization established to improve the quality of education and competitiveness of Kazakhstani educational institutions; to provide information to stakeholders in Kazakhstan and abroad regarding the excellence of particular educational organizations.

The non-governmental organization "Independent Kazakh Agency for Quality Assurance in Education" is a nonprofit organization, which has no purpose in getting profit and does not distribute the income between members of the Agency.

The main mission of IQAA is to contribute to improvement of quality of education, to increase competitiveness of Kazakhstani educational institutions at national and international levels and to promote a quality culture in educational organizations and public consciousness.

The activities of educational institutions are being improved through the use of the following means:

- development of systems and processes for quality assurance of secondary, technical and vocational, higher and post-graduate education in accordance with the European and international standards;

- dissemination of best international practice in the field of quality assurance of the activities of educational institutions;

- formation and development of a quality culture in the system of education;

- facilitation in the enhancement of effectiveness and sustainability of educational institutions in education and research activities through the services provided by the Agency.

Activities of the Agency:

  • participation in the preparation of normative legal acts to assess the quality of education and other related issues of legal regulation, which are developed and authorized by the legislative authorities and professional organizations;
  • informational and methodical support of Kazakhstani universities on the issues regarding the quality of education in line with the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area;
  • organization and conduct of the institutional and programme accreditation of educational organizations based on the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area, both in Kazakhstan and abroad;
  • development of standards and criteria of institutional and programme accreditation in the field of higher education, TVET and secondary education;
  • organization and conduct of the training courses, seminars, workshops, round tables on the topics of quality assurance in education, management and administration of educational institutions;
  • training of experts and their certification (including training abroad with the assistance of foreign experts);
  • international cooperation with quality assurance agencies and organizations, membership in international organizations in this field of activities;
  • interaction with stakeholders (partners - employers, student organizations) in the quality assessment of educational organizations;
  • research activities in the field of education, provision of analytical services;
  • other kinds of activities, which are not prohibited by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
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