The Council for Higher Education is a member, through its Quality Assessment Unit, of the following organizations:
INQAAHE – International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education
This is an umbrella organization for all organizations active in quality assessment in higher education throughout the world. It was established at the start of the 1990’s.
CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation) International Commission
This is an American organization that brings together all of the accreditation and quality assessment organizations in the US. The CHEA was established in the middle of the 1990’s. It is active in strengthening contacts between US assessment agencies and international assessment agencies all over the world. For this purpose it set up the International Commission, of which Israel is a member.
ENQA – European Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (today known as the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education)
A European umbrella organization for all organizations active in quality assurance in higher education in Europe. It was established in 2000 following the Bologna Declaration and as part of the Bologna Process, with the aim of coordinating between the different organizations and promoting cooperation and mobility between European nations in all aspects of higher education. The Council for Higher Education joined ENQA as an associate member rather than a full member, because Israel is not a member of the European Union.
ABET – Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
The Board is responsible for accreditation of programs of study in technology and engineering in the US. It was established in the 1930’s and is one of the most respected accreditation agencies in the United States. To date the Board has assessed approximately 2700 programs in engineering and technology in more that 550 institutions of higher education. The Council for Higher Education has signed a memorandum of understanding with ABET for cooperation in quality assessment. The Memorandum of understanding is enclosed:
The Memorandum of understanding