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Name: Law N° 136(I) of 2015 on Quality Assurance and Certification of the Higher Education and on the Establishment and Function of an Institution for pertinent issues.
Country: Cyprus
Subject(s): Education, vocational guidance and training
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2015-07-21
Entry into force:
Published on: Epissimi Efimeris, 2015-07-21, Part I(I), N° 4526, pp. 1118-1141
ISN: CYP-2015-L-102362
Bibliography: Epissimi Efimeris, 2015-07-21, Part I(I), N° 4526, pp. 1118-1141
Text in Greek Text in Greek Tipografio Kipriakis Dimokratias, Nicosia, Cyprus, pp. 1118-1141 PDF of Official Gazette in Greek PDF of Official Gazette in Greek (consulted on 2016-07-26)
Abstract/Citation: PART 1: INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
Article 2 provides for the definition of terms.

PART 2: PURPOSES OF ASSESSMENT AND TYPES OF ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION OF THE QUALITY, CRITERIA AND QUALITY INDICATORS
Article 3: Purposes of Educational Assessment.
Article 4: Types of assessment and Certification.
Article 5: Content of Assessment.
Article 6: Criteria and quality indicators.
Article 7: Cross-border education.
Article 8: Cross-border cooperation.
Article 9: Types of cross-border education.
Article 10: Assessment of cross-border education.
Article 11: Conditions of cross-border education.

PART 3: PROCEDURE OF INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE
Article 12: Standards of internal quality assurance.
Article 13: Internal Quality Committee.
Article 14: Competence of the Internal Quality Committee.
Article 15: Internal Assessment General Report.

PART 4: TYPES AND PROCEDURES OF EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE AND CERTIFICATION
Article 16: Standards and procedures of External Quality Assurance and Certification.
Article 17: Types of External Assessment, Procedures and composition of the External Assessment Committees.
Article 18: External Assessment Committee for vocational study course.
Article 19: Assessment-Certification of cross-university study course of private universities.
Article 20: Stages of the External Assessment procedure leading to Certification.
Article 21: Procedure of establishment and function of a Higher Education Institution.

PART 5: QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF CROSS-BORDER AND CROSS-INSTITUTION EDUCATION
Article 22: Application of codes of good practices provisions and basic principles.
Article 23: Cross-institution cooperation within the Republic of Cyprus.
Article 24: Branch of a local institution in a Member State or in a third country and the Republic of Cyprus.
Article 25: Quality assurance of cross-border study course.

PART 6: ESTABLISHMENT, COMPETENCE AND FUNCTION OF THE INSTITUTION
Article 26: Institution of Quality Assurance and Certification of the Higher Education.
Article 27: Board for the management of the Institution.
Article 28: Appointment and composition of the Institution¿s Board.
Article 29: Quorum, procedural matters and complementary provisions.
Article 30: Statement of interest from a member of the Board.
Article 31: Honorary allowances and expenses.
Article 32: Purposes and competences of the Institution.
Article 33: Housing and other infrastructure of the Institution.
Article 34: Budget of the Institution.

PART 7: FINAL AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
Article 35: Regulations.
Article 36: Payment of fees.
Article 37: ECTS and ECVET Systems and Appendage of Diploma.
Article 38: Transitional provisions.
Article 39: Conflict of provisions.
Article 40: Entry into force of the present Law.

ANNEX: FEES FOR INSTITUTIONAL, COMPARTMENTAL AND PROGRAMMATIC ASSESSMENT-CERTIFICATION OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION (Articles 21 and 36).
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