Why academic institutions need ISO certifications?

Dec 05, 2022

ISO, aka the International Organisation for Standardisation, is an independent and non-governmental organisation which establishes and publishes international standards. By following the standards specified by ISO, the organisations would probably improve their functioning and efficiency, and eventually their products or services. Thus, an ISO certification provides a proof of quality and credibility for an organisation. Such a certification is important for the academic institutions as the number of institutions offering different types of courses is on the rise. The learners all over the world would want to choose an institution that offers quality education. An ISO certification for the education industry would benefit the learners as well as the academic institutions in the following ways:

  1. Identify and manage risks
With the implementation of the ISO certification, the institution will be asked to assess and identify the potential risks related to the system and business. This would help to mitigate any risks and might even turn the challenges into new opportunities.
  1. Safeguard efficiency and quality
To meet the ISO standard, the institution needs to set up its own standard as well as to analyse and monitor its quality management system. By meeting the standard and continuous monitoring of its own system and services, the efficiency and quality of services could be improved and maintained.
  1. Enhance reputation
With the improvement of efficiency and quality, together with the ISO certification, the reputation and image of the institution would be intensified in the education industry.
  1. Ensure equal opportunities of education
ISO standard encourages equal opportunities of education for all learners. No matter what gender, religion, culture or educational needs a learner is with, s/he must obtain quality education in an institution with ISO certification.   Please send us your enquiry at accreditation@qahe.org or enquiry@qahe.org if you would like to know more about the ISO certification.