January 2011

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AQU Catalunya to carry out the ex-ante assessment of recognised degree courses being introduced in the 2011-2012 academic year

The Agency is to carry out the ex-ante assessment of proposals for new degree programmes submitted by Catalan universities to the Spanish Universities Council (Consejo de Universidades).

Following the passing of Royal Decree 861/2010 of 2 July, which amended Royal Decree 1393/2007 of 29 October concerning the structuring of recognised university degree courses, AQU has regained the authority to issue compulsory evaluation reports in the process involving the ex-ante assessment of recognised degree programmes in Catalonia.

The Commissioner for Universities and Research (Comissionat per a Universitats i Recerca) has informed the Spanish Ministry of Education's Directorate General for University Policy that AQU Catalunya fully complies with the established requirements for issuing ex-ante assessment reports, given that it is a full member of ENQA and is entered in the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR).


Generalitat de Catalunya

Via Laietana, 28, 5a planta 08003 Barcelona. Spain. Tel.: +34 93 268 89 50

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