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Mission, Vision and Values


The mission of the Aragon Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education - ACPUA is to assure and promote the quality of the university system of Aragon. Part of this aim is the development of useful links between the university, the social-productive areas, the institutional decision-making bodies and the society of Aragon as a whole, as well as the promotion of the exchange of experience, not only with other national and international university systems but also with other educational levels (secondary education, vocational training, etc.).

In order to achieve this mission, ACPUA mainly develops technical quality assurance activities, such as evaluation, assessment, certification and accreditation tasks. This public service is complemented with prospective and research tasks, as well as to promoting activities to strengthen a culture in higher education within the region.



Our vision at ACPUA is to be an agile and efficient agency, indispensable in Aragon thanks to the professsionalism and good operation of its activity. By contributing with the quality assurance added value, we want to be an essential reference for all institutions and agents with education responsibilities in the region. Furthermore, ACPUA works towards the concept of an open regional entity: been a qualified agency outside Aragon and a recognized actor within the European Higher Education Area.

To achieve this vision, ACPUA must abide in all its procedures and processes by the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG). With transparency, independence of judgement and commitment towards accountability we sustain reflection, ongoing enhancement and creativity.



  • Independence, autonomy and objectivity.
  • Social responsibility and transparency assuring public access to reliable, timely, clear and precise information.
  • The establishment of internal and external quality assurance mechanisms for the continuous improvement of the processes in order to ensure their effectiveness and efficiency. 
  • The development of relations with all the groups of interest (university, administration, business world, society of Aragón) by promoting dialogue to ensure their satisfaction.
  • The promotion of the students' participation in the Agency's activity and in the quality assurance processes. 
  • The  cooperation with agencies and national and international higher education networks.
  • The commitment to a high-quality work on behalf of the Agency's staff and its collaborators, associated to professionalism and honesty.
  • Teamwork based on respect and cooperation to achieve the best work environment.  



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