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“CIAC” Mission Statement 

The mission of the Confederation of International Accreditation Commission (CIAC) is to contribute significantly to the maintenance and enhancement for Quality Assurance in organizations through periodic audits for continuous improvements for benchmarking quality as an external rating and accrediting private agency, and to act as a major driving force for the development of quality assurance across the globe in almost most of the countries’ in the field of Education, Healthcare & Wellness, Food & Beverages, Gems & Jewellery, Real Estate, IT & E Commerce and other allied industries going forward.

Functioning as confederation for global quality assurance agencies, CIAC contributes to this goal especially by promoting global co-operation in the field of quality assurance (QA) all across in order to develop and share good practice in QA and to foster the global dimension of QA in General for the future development of the society at large.

CIAC’s purposes are essentially threefold: 

  • to represent its global members 

    at the international academic level nationally and internationally, especially in political decision making processes and in co-operations with stakeholder organizations;
  • to function as a think tank

    for developing further quality assurance processes and systems in the CIAC;
  • to function as a communication platform

     for sharing and disseminating information and expertise in quality assurance among members and towards stakeholders.

CIAC fulfills its mission by adhering to the following basic principles:

CIAC respects the diversity of global higher education a major cultural heritage and strength of the emerging global Higher Education Area (CIAC), the diversity of quality assurance and enhancement approaches and measures and the diversity of approaches to setting-up national quality assurance systems for organizations across the globe.

CIAC acknowledges that the primary responsibility for quality rests with government of the country of their origin however as an external quality assurance third party CIAC operates to enhance the QA Benchmarking, for which QA agencies are responsible, fulfils a different need: at its best it combines both accountability for the reassurance of the public and an objective and developmental role for enhancing quality in institutions. The role of national authorities is to define the given national QA setup and to ensure that the national QA system operates in harmony with the global network.

CIAC is committed to respect the fitness for purpose principle (purpose-process alignment) that is at the core of the global dimension of quality assurance.

CIAC considers the autonomy of institutions and independence of quality assurance agencies within national quality assurance systems as a necessary condition to ensure the full exercise of their responsibilities, notably with regard to the provision of accurate and consistent information to the general public.

“The mission of the Confederation of International Accreditation Commission (CIAC) in all is to contribute significantly to the maintenance and enhancement for Quality Assurance in organizations through periodic audits for continuous improvements for benchmarking quality as an external rating and accrediting private agency, and to act as a major driving force for the development of quality assurance across the globe in almost most of the countries’ in the field of Education, Healthcare & Wellness, Food & Beverages, Gems & Jewellery, Real Estate, IT & E Commerce and other allied industries going forward.”

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