Accreditation Authority and Other National Bodies in Spain
Accreditation is a voluntary activity by the institution that needs a strict self-assessment and an independent, objective evaluation of the overall educational quality and standards by peers. Accreditation lays stress on quality assurance and enhancement.
When selecting a University, it is of paramount importance to find out whether or not the institution is accredited.
The accrediting agencies in Spain are:
National Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation (ANECA)
The National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain, ANECA, is an organization that promotes quality assurance in the Spain higher education with its constant improvement and development through assessment, certification and accreditation.
Calle Orense 11, 7th floor - 28020 MADRID
Tel: 34 91 417 82 30
Fax: 34 91 556 86 42
Other National Bodies
Ministry of Education (In Spanish: Ministerio de Educacion)
The Ministry of Education is the ministry of the government of Spain. It is responsible for the managements and supervision and preservation of the public universities, non-university education and professional training colleges.
Headquarters and Ministry of Education, Training and Universities
Calle Alcala, 34 28014 Madrid
Tel: 91 701 80 00
Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (In Spanish: Conferencia de Rectores de las Universidades espanolas)
The Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (CRUE), established in 1994, is a non-profit organization comprising of total 75 Spanish universities, out of which 50 are public universities, and 25 are private universities. The CRUE is the prime speaker of the universities with the central government and plays a vital part in all regulatory advancements affecting higher education in the country. It is the voice of universities, both across the country and worldwide
Plaza de las Cortes, No. 2, 7th floor
28014 Madrid Spain
Tel: 34 91 360 12 00
Fax: 34 91 360 12 01