Quality Board for Higher Education in Iceland

Our mission is to safeguard the standards and enhance the quality of Icelandic higher education and the management of research activities.

Welcome by the Chair

I would like to welcome you to the website of the Quality Board for Icelandic Higher Education

The Quality Board is an independent, international body, established in 2010 by the Ministry for Icelandic Higher Education to design and implement the “Quality Enhancement Framework” (QEF). QEF’s mission is to safeguard the standards and enhance the quality of Icelandic higher education and the management of research activities. The Quality Board is also regularly commissioned to conduct special reviews in focused areas of higher education and research.

As an affiliate member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), all our processes are designed to be in line with international best practice, including the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG 2015).

When the Quality Board was established, it decided that the Quality Enhancement Framework should be developed through extensive consultation with the sector. Consulting and advice seeking have been key hallmarks of the Board’s style of operation ever since.

In keeping with this approach, our website has been designed with multiple audiences in mind: national and international students and their families, the seven Icelandic universities and their international partners, employers and international quality assurance agencies. You will find here the review reports of the universities, the documents that guide our work and a number of resources related to quality assurance.

We hope that you will find this site useful as a source of information. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Andrée Sursock, Chair

15 Mar 2021
Norman Sharp reflects on webinar on Teaching and Learning Post-COVID – What Lies ahead?

Norman Sharp, Board Vice-Chair, provided the final words in the March 2 webinar hosted by...

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12 Mar 2021
Publication of Institutional Review of Bifröst University.

The Quality Board has published a report on the QEF2 Institution-Wide Review of Bifröst...

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8 Mar 2021
Webinar on Teaching and Learning Post-Covid: What Lies Ahead?

The Quality Board hosted a webinar on 2 March 2021 titled Teaching and Learning...

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