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Misión y funciones

ANECA’s mission is to provide external quality assurance for the Higher Education System and to contribute to its constant improvement.


To promote quality assurance (QA) in the system of higher education in Spain together with its continuous improvement and enhancement, through guidance and orientation, evaluation, certification and accreditation, thereby contributing to the consolidation of the European Higher Education Area and accountability to society.


To be recognised as a model for good practices at both national and international levels in the field of quality assurance in systems of higher education, which implements its mandate (pursues its mission) in accordance with the principles of independence, objectivity and transparency, and the European standards for Quality in Higher Education (ESG), with a clear focus on service to society in general.


Evaluation Activities

  • Program PEP

    PEP evaluates the CVs of applicants to access non-civil servant academic staff bodies.

  • Program ACADEMIA

    ACADEMIA evaluates CVs of applicants to access civil-servant academic staff bodies.

  • Program VERIFICA

    VERIFICA evaluates degree proposals designed according to EHEA criteria.

  • Program MONITOR

    MONITOR follows-up an ex-ante accredited programme to check its correct implementation and results.

  • Program ACREDITA

    ACREDITA checks that the degree has been carried out according to the initial project.

  • Program SIC

    SIC SIC Assessment for quality International labels (that in Spanish means Sellos Internacionales de Calidad)

  • Program DOCENTIA

    DOCENTIA supports Universities to create mechanisms to evaluate academic staff quality.

  • Program AUDIT

    AUDIT provides guidance for HEIs to establish their own internal quality assurance systems.

  • Program CNEAI

    CNEAI Evaluation of research activity


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