The British University in Dubai achieves global quality accreditation through the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)

BUiD achieved global quality accreditation through the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the UK’s independent quality body and a global leader in quality assurance for higher education.

The University has obtained global accreditation having successfully completed QAA’s International Quality Review (IQR). IQR is a rigorous process which benchmarks global higher education institutions against international quality assurance standards set out in Part 1 of the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG).

The review took place online between 23 and 26 May 2022, and was carried out by a team of three independent reviewers appointed by QAA. The review team confirmed that the University meets all 10 of the internal quality assurance standards in the ESG.

The review team also identified a number of features of good practice including:

  • the formation and operation of stakeholder Advisory Boards with a focused strategic, operational and advisory remit
  • the establishment and maintenance of a Doctoral Training Centre to further enhance institutional research and scholarship priorities, and support all students and staff
  • the focus on learner independence, equity and inclusion for ‘students of determination’ (those with additional needs)
  • and the introduction of a bespoke feature on the student intranet, allowing enquiries and requests to be tracked in real time by both university staff and individual students.

QAA’s IQR accreditation applies for five years, subject to a satisfactory mid-cycle review. The University is also eligible to become a QAA International Member. International Quality Review is carried out in QAA’s capacity supporting the development of higher education quality internationally, including activity to support QAA Members and collaboration with international partners.

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