The Hungarian Accreditation Committee (MAB) has been listed in the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR). According to its website, the EQAR is a register of agencies “that have demonstrated their substantial compliance with a common set of principles for quality assurance in Europe”. Outlining the advantages of the MAB’s EQAR membership, human resources ministry state secretary József Bódis said that joining the EQAR was “a major step forward”.
Hungarian higher education has had a presence on the global higher education market for decades, Bódis told a press conference. There are some 30,000 international students pursuing studies at Hungarian universities, he said, adding that at the same time “an international environment demands a different kind of quality assurance.” MAB head Valéria Csépe said the Hungarian committee’s admission to the EQAR was a “big success but also a serious challenge” that came with many responsibilities. The MAB aims to ensure student mobility via a transparent system based on trust, she said.