On Thursday 28 April, the Spanish Network of University Quality Assurance Agencies (REACU) met in Madrid to discuss the role of quality assurance agencies with regard to the future Organic Law of the University System (LOSU).
The meeting took place at the headquarters of the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA) with the participation of the Minister of Universities, Joan Subirats Humet, who shared his vision about the LOSU: “There is room to ensure the quality of universities in a more agile way, preserving only the processes that add value,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Ministry and REACU agreed to continue advancing in the co-responsibility model. In this model, administrations, agencies and universities share management and quality assurance, helping to strengthen society’s confidence in universities.
This meeting of the Spanish Network of University Quality Assurance Agencies, coordinated by ANECA for 2022, was the first face-to-face event after the stage of virtual sessions during the pandemic.
The directors of the Spanish agencies, including Javier Oliver, Director General of AVAP, met for two days to promote initiatives to help universities to deploy their training programmes, guaranteeing their quality and addressing opportunities for improvement, focusing on the changes promoted by Royal Decree 822/2021, of 28 September, which establishes the organisation of university education and the procedure for quality assurance.