Welcome to ATHEA!

ATHEA's Spring Membership Conference took place in Paris from May 17th - May 19th, 2016.

For the minutes of the conference click here.


Participants - Paris - May 18 2016

The Association for Transnational Higher Education Accreditation (ATHEA) is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that is dedicated to quality assurance and improvement through accreditation via peer evaluation. Accreditation by ATHEA instils public confidence in the institutional mission, goals, performance, and resources through its rigorous accreditation standards and their enforcement of those standards.

ATHEA is legally formed and registered in Vienna, Austria (ZVR-Zahl 378490525) to promote the following activities:

  1. To provide educational, accrediting, quality assurance and other services to its member institutions, degree/diploma granting post-secondary educational institutions offering higher education and located inside or outside the European area, including, but not limited to, the countries who are signatories of the Bologna Protocols.
  2. To conduct voluntary, non-governmental peer review and make decisions concerning the accreditation or pre-accreditation status of member institutions.
  3. To promote quality assurance and improvement through voluntary accreditation via peer evaluation and instil public confidence in its institutional members’ missions, goals, performance, and resources through its rigorous accreditation standards and their enforcement.
  4. To initiate and sustain such training and research activities as may be consistent with the general purposes of ATHEA.
  5. To seek registration on the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR) for Higher Education.

We invite you to learn more about ATHEA and its institutional accreditation THEA by exploring this website. If you are interesting in becoming an institutional member and embarking on a path of accreditation, please submit an application that can be downloaded from the "Becoming an Institutional Member" page under the Membership tab.

Together, we will make a difference in the quality of higher education in Europe and throughout the world.