ABOUT THE AGENCY

Non-governmental organization "Independent Agency for Quality Assurance in Education" (IQAA) was established in 2008 and is the first Kazakhstan non-profit non-governmental organization in the field of quality assessment of educational organizations and educational programs.

IQAA focuses its activities on meeting the needs of all stakeholders, including students, their parents, academic staff, as well as educational organizations, government agencies, society, and employers in general.

 

The mission of IQAA is to contribute to improving the quality of educational institutions, to increase their competitiveness at national and international levels through the development of a quality culture.

IQAA is an organization acting and recognized not only at the national level, but also at the international level. The Agency works on the development of new ideas and forms for quality assurance in educational institutions, focused on results with a professional and creative team of employees.

01

INDEPENDENCE AND INTEGRITY

We are independent in performing our functions and making decisions. We conduct our business in an honest, transparent, fair, equitable, impartial, and objective manner.

02

PROFESSIONALISM

Our work involves adherence to ethical norms with a high culture of standards - all employees of the agency are responsible for the quality and timely fulfillment of their duties.

03

ACCOUNTABILITY

IQAA's assessments, standards, guidelines, and procedures are open, transparent, and accessible to all stakeholders.

04

COMMITMENT TO QUALITY

We are unyielding in our development and are a constantly progressing organization that critically evaluates its activities.

05

COOPERATION

We cooperate with foreign agencies: we study their experience and achievements, exchange experts and information, and use the best practices of our partners to improve IQAA's performance.

06

ABILITY TO CHANGE

We continuously analyze, test and modify the Agency's strategy to quickly adapt to new conditions.

The constant increase of the quality of the results of the Agency’s activity through the improvement of standards and criteria of accreditation, external review procedures, the most complete and efficient use of all types of resources is a priority direction of activity of the management. Development of all activity directions of the Agency is aimed at the formation of the image of IQAA as a leading organization in the field of expert review of educational activity, for which the following tools are used:

  • development and dissemination of systems and processes for quality assurance in education in accordance with the European and international standards;
  • formation and development of a quality culture in the system of education.

Every employee of the Agency directs their activity at the achievement of common high results.

Strategic priorities 2019-2023

Strategy

HISTORY OF AGENCY

  1. IQAA establishment

    2008

    The non-governmental institution IQAA was created to improve the quality of education and the competitiveness of educational institutions.

  2. APQN

    2008

    Full member of the Asia-Pacific Quality Network-APQN.

  3. INQAAHE

    2008

    A full member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education – INQAAHE.

  4. National Register of the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan

    June 27, 2012

    IQAA was registered in the National Register of Accreditation Bodies of Higher Education Institutions and Colleges No. 1 (Register 1) of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

  5. CEENQA

    2014

    A full member of the CEENQA - Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies.

  6. CIQG CHEA

    2016

    Full member of the International Quality Group-CIQG CHEA (USA)

  7. ENQA

    February 13-14, 2017

    IQAA has become a full member of the European Association for Quality Assurance (ENQA) in Higher Education.

  8. National Register of the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan

    March 14, 2017

    IQAA re-entered the list of accreditation agencies of the Register 1 of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

  9. EQAR

    June 20, 2017

    IQAA is registered in the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR).

  10. National Register of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic

    June 20, 2019

    IQAA is registered in the National Register of Accreditation Agencies of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic.