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Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities

AQA provides external academic quality assurance for all New Zealand universities via a five-yearly cycle of audits. Key principles underpinning AQA academic audits are: peer review, evidence-based, externally benchmarked, and enhancement-led. Learn more about our current cycle of academic audits here.


Recent reports: 2016 Academic Audit of Lincoln University 

LU Cover ImageThe report of the 2016 Academic Audit of Lincoln University was released on 13 December, 2016. The Lincoln University academic audit was the eight to be conducted of a New Zealand university using the Cycle 5 methodology. Cycle 5 audits cover all aspects of a university which are related to teaching, learning and student support. The audit panel made a total of 8 commendations, 4 affirmations and 13 recommendations. The full report and executive summary can be found here.


Latest Newsletter

15 December 2016: Our December newsletter is available now. The AQA newsletter is produced four times each year - in March, June, September and December. You can subscribe to our email distribution list. To unsubscribe at any time, click here.

External Review - AQA 2015

15 December 2016: AQA's one-year follow-up report on recommendations in the 2015 External Review is available here

Lincoln University Audit Report

13 December 2016: The Board of the Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities has released the report of the 2015 Cycle 5 Academic Audit of Lincoln University.