PACE SGIC (IQAS Certification)


The PACE-SGIC Programme of the ACPUA certifies the implementation of an internal quality assurance system in a university center. PACE-SGIC is a voluntary programme. 



The main objective of this programme is to generate sufficient confidence in the centers and in their ability to provide quality training that guarantees the satisfaction of the needs and expectations of the students and of the society. This confidence will be supported by transparent public information and accountability. Therefore, the participation of the different stakeholders is necessary and essential in this internal quality system.

Certification of the implementation of the Internal Quality Assurance System is an essential requirement for centers to apply for initial institutional accreditation. 



The evaluation is carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Framework PACE-SGIC Programme. 

The programme has been designed taking into account the provisions of the "Protocol for the certification of internal quality assurance systems of universities", which  had been developed by all the Spanish university quality agencies, including ACPUA. This protocol appears as an annex to the Resolución de 7 de marzo de 2018, de la Secretaría General de Universidades, por la que se dictan instrucciones sobre el procedimiento para la acreditación institucional de centros de universidades públicas y privadas.

When a center is able to demonstrate that it has carried out a review cycle of its IQAS, it can request the assessment to certificate the implementation by filling in the corresponding request (see DOCUMENTS).


ESG Compliance part 2 

Legal Framework

R.D. 420/2015 (English) Resolución de 7 de marzo de 2018 (Spanish)





 PACE-SGIC Programme (Spanish) Assessment Request (Spanish) Assessment Request (AUDIT) (Spanish) Auto Assessment Form (Spanish)


Search and download QA evaluation reports (in Spanish) by Type of report (Follow up reports/ Public information reports or Accreditation reports), University name, Faculty/ College/ School, Category, Study Programme type, Release year, Title (enter any keyword):

Certified Centers

Universidad de Zaragoza Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura (EINA) 50012177 2018-032 Del 21/09/2018 al 02/12/2021
Universidad de Zaragoza Escuela Politécnica Superior (EPSH) 22004670 2018-033 Del 21/09/2018 al 02/12/2021
Universidad San Jorge Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud 50012013 2019-001 Del 23/10/2019 al 23/10/2024
Universidad San Jorge Facultad de Comunicación y Ciencias Sociales 50011941 2019-002 Del 23/10/2019 al 23/10/2024
Universidad San Jorge Escuela de Arquitectura y Tecnología 50011938 2019-003 Del 23/10/2019 al 23/10/2024
Universidad de Zaragoza Facultad de Filosofía y Letras 50008861 2020-001 Del 16/10/2020 al 16/10/2025