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Quality Assurance and Accreditation Bodies in Romania

Accreditation of higher education institutions in Romania is a two-phase procedure:

In the first phase, the higher education institution puts in application for authorization for temporary operation. 
In the second phase, when the institution is given the temporary authorization to carry out educational activities, they can conduct entrance examinations and register students. After three generations of their pupils have passed out from the institution, the institutions can apply for accreditation. Accredited higher education institutions can conduct graduation examinations and can issue diplomas that are certified by the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports.

The quality of education is maintained through repeated evaluations performed by the National Council for Academic Evaluation and Accreditation, the activity of which is regulated by the Parliament.

The accrediting organisation in Romania is:

Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS)

The ARACIS, an autonomous public institution, was founded in 2005 for the external evaluation of the higher education in Romania. It also provides the Ministry of Education the strategies and policies of improving the quality of higher education in the country. ARACIS is a member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) since September 2009. 

Contact details:

Address:
12 Spiru Haret Street, 010176, Bucharest ROMANIA

Fiscal data: 
Fiscal code: 18476245 Account: R044TREZ7005025XXX001573 A.T.C.P.M.B.

Temporary address:
1 Schitu Magureanu Blvd., 050025, Bucharest ROMANIA

Telephone: 40212067600 
Fax: 40 21 312 71 35
E-Mail: secretariat@aracis.ro

Other National Bodies

Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports

The Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports is a specialized body that formulates educational policies.  It manages and regulated the national education system; formulate general criteria for admittance into higher education in Romania; organizes scientific research in education; evaluates national education system as per the national standards set; and builds up the strategy and policies for cooperation with other ministries/states and international bodies in the area of education and scientific research.

Contact details:
Ministry of Education
Str . Gen. Berthelot 28-30
Sector 1 , 010168 , Bucharest
Tel . Central : 4056200 , 4056300

National Centre for Diploma Certification and Equivalency

The National Centre for Diploma Certification and Equivalency is responsible for accreditation and diploma certification. 

Contact details:
Ministry of Education
National Centre for Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas
Str . Spiru Haret , nr . 12 , Sector 1 , Bucharest 010176
Email: cnred@medu.edu.ro
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