Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance of the Swiss Universities
Duration and levels of accreditation
Unconditional accreditation (7 years); Preliminary accreditation (3 years)
Outcome/consequences of accreditation
Description of accreditation organization
The purpose of the Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance of the Swiss Universities (OAQ) is to assure and promote the quality of teaching and research at the universities in Switzerland. It operates independently, and bases its work on international practices and research findings. It organizes and manages its own affairs under the terms of its bylaws and has its own budget.