Academic Quality Assurance

In the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), each institution of higher education is responsible for ensuring the quality and standards of its provision, that students are achieving appropriate standards and that good quality education is being offered.

The Ministry of Higher Education (MHE) in KRI provides QA regulations that are used to assure the standards and quality of KRI higher education and is kept up to date by the MHE. It is used by all universities in the region to ensure they are achieving the outcomes expected of them. It presents a series of reference points to help providers offer their students a high-quality experience.

It has three main sections, on academic standards, academic quality and information about higher education provision. It gives all higher education providers a shared starting point for setting, describing and assuring the academic standards of their higher education awards and programmes and the quality of the learning opportunities they provide. The MHE advocate that KRI universities themselves have the primary responsibility for ensuring that appropriate standards are being achieved and that they offer a good quality education. The Quality Code has informed the development of policies and procedures for maintaining academic standards, quality and shaping the student experience at the College, and are a useful source of reference and guidance on good practice in the sector.

At BNU the Office of Academic Quality Assurance (AQA) is the QA regulatory and implementing and monitoring the MHE's higher education Quality Assurance code. BNU strive to become an e-Smart university which provides all-inclusive transparent information to its stakeholders. Please visit the BNU AQA website (