It is strategically important for the CTI to be a full member of ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education). It is a strong incentive to continuously improve its overall quality, and this is a guarantee of recognition by engineering HEIs and governing bodies.
This membership is essential for the international activities of the CTI: co-evaluation of joint programmes, participation in the ECA program, and accreditation of French HEIs abroad and of foreign institutions.
To be a member of ENQA, the CTI has been externally reviewed in order to demonstrate that its processes and procedures are in line with the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area.
The CTI application to the European Register of EQAR (European Quality Assurance Register) has been approved by a decision of the Admission Committee of 13 November 2010.
The EQAR registration is the outcome of a process initiated by the CTI for several years to fully come within the scope of the European area. The CTI had to reconcile its well-established practices (as the oldest agency in Europe, created in 1934 when the concept of quality was non-existent) and European standards. The CTI formalized its procedures, strengthened its autonomy and developed its internal resources and processes in agreement with the Directorate of Higher Education and with the ministries supervising schools.
This inscription to the EQAR register strengthens the European and international legitimacy of the CTI, in the knowledge that it is already one of the most active in the field of international accreditation as underlined by a recent report of the European Commission.
This inscription to the EQAR register strengthens the European and international legitimacy of the CTI, additionally to the fact that it is already one of the most active in the field of international accreditation, as underlined by a recent report of the European Commission.
From now on, schools can be guaranteed that their accreditation is done in accordance with the most rigorous international standards. They can point this out when setting up partnerships with foreign institutions.