Mutual recognition

On 14 December 2010, ECA members launched the Multilateral Agreement on the Mutual Recognition of Accreditation Results regarding Joint Programmes, also known as the MULTRA.

The purpose of the Multilateral Agreement on the Mutual Recognition of Accreditation Results regarding Joint Programmes (MULTRA) is to simplify the accreditation of joint programmes. It enables joint programmes to be assessed by one quality assurance/accreditation agency but receive relevant legal outcomes, such as accreditation decisions, in all the relevant higher education systems.

The MULTRA also provides an efficient way to expand mutual recognition of quality assurance results, such as accreditation decisions, to more higher education systems.

The MULTRA is now signed by the following agencies:

Other agencies can join the MULTRA by going through an admission and observation procedure. These procedures are outlined in the documents below.

  1. Admission procedure
  2. Outline of the observation report
  3. Current MULTRA agreement

If your agency is interested in joining the MULTRA, you can contact us for more information.