The Agency is carrying out its activity according to the best international practices which are taken in its own Methodology and whose implementation is focused on quality evaluation and assurance of the Romanian higher education, as part of the European Higher Education Area.


The Agency’s strategy reflects the mission assumed by ARACIS in order to constantly assure and improve quality in the Romanian higher education, as well as its own activity, and may be described by the following major objectives:

  • Improving the external evaluation methodology in full compliance with the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Higher Education – ESG;
  • Permanently improving quality of the Guides associated to the Methodology by increasing their applicative value and relevance for beneficiaries;
  • Increasing the role of students and employers within the process of education quality evaluation and assurance;


  • Accelerating the transition from the evaluation of input data to the predominant evaluation of learning outcomes, of graduates’ insertion in the economic and social environment as a measure of education quality assurance’s results;
  • Continuing the collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Research and Innovation in order to promote unitary and comparable principles, regulations and standards for the whole public and private higher education in Romania.


  • Drawing up references for universities for their inter-university ranking according to quality performances;
  • Developing relations between the national qualification framework and quality assurance, respectively between ACPART and ARACIS;
  • Collaborating with CNFIS and CNCSIS in order to improve the compatibility of performance indicators, including those with relevance in funding higher education institutions.

Strategy of the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS) for the period 2018-2021

ARACIS operational plan for 2019