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The main objective of the AUDIT International programme is for HEIs to design and implement Internal Quality Assurance Systems (IQAS) so that subsequently ANECA can certify them, applying the same standards used in the AUDIT Spain programme, based on ESG 2015.

As a first step, the AUDIT model will be adapted to the context of each of the participating countries and local legislation, for ease of use, and at the same time maintaining the rigour of a common-use standard between universities and countries in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

Moreover, the proper implementation of the IQAS results in an overall improvement of activities developed by the institution and facilitates the process of accreditation of degrees and/or the university itself, whenever it is a requirement.

As a general rule, ANECA does not cooperate directly with the universities concerned, although it requires the prior signing of a partnership agreement with a counterpart agency in the host country or region through which their participation is channelled.

Moreover, it is necessary to note that, as happens in Spain, the participation of ANECA with the HEIs is not based on doing direct assessment or consulting work with regard to the creation of their respective Internal Quality Assurance Systems (IQAS) but rather the Agency trains the staff appointed by the university itself so that the staff assumes responsibility for the design, implementation and maintenance of IQAS in the respective universities. In addition to the above, and in conjunction with the local authority, ANECA is involved in the work of coordinating, evaluating, certifying and monitoring IQAS.

Finally, ANECA’s participation in all cases is based on a collaborative approach, never on a for-profit basis.