International Agency

The National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain (ANECA) is a public body responsible for promoting and assuring the quality of higher education and the university system in an international context.

ANECA's scope of action includes both Spanish higher education institutions and universities from an international perspective, as well as international activities in all countries of the world.

International recognition

The assessment, accreditation and certification processes developed by ANECA adhere to internationally recognised protocols , complying with the Standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) on quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

ANECA is recognised in the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR), and submits to regular external ESG-compliant assessment, demonstrating its excellence. ANECA is also an active member of the leading international networks (ENQA , SIACES , INQAAHE )

International strategy

The promotion of ANECA's international dimension is the responsibility of its Internationalisation Commission, within the framework of the Agency's internationalisation strategy .

In order to achieve its strategic objectives in internationalisation, ANECA deploys an annual work plan which establishes the actions to be developed through all the Agency's Divisions and Units, with the specific support of the International Expansion Unit.

ANECA has established a procedure for queries by email: