Quality Assurance and Accreditation Bodies in Romania
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.
12 Spiru Haret Street, 010176, Bucharest ROMANIA
Fiscal code: 18476245 Account: R044TREZ7005025XXX001573 A.T.C.P.M.B.
1 Schitu Magureanu Blvd., 050025, Bucharest ROMANIA
Fax: 40 21 312 71 35
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.
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.
Ministry of Education
National Centre for Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas
Str . Spiru Haret , nr . 12 , Sector 1 , Bucharest 010176