Quality Recognition (QR) is a programme for continual quality support based on voluntary grounds, peer support and sharing of best practices for the improvement of teaching and pedagogy to safeguard the quality of planning education reflecting the changing requirements on AESOP member schools.

Please refer to the Path Toward Quality Recognition to understand the rationale and timeline behind the QR evaluation process, the involvement of the Excellence in Education Board and the interaction between the EEB and the applicants.
The aim of AESOP QR is not to assess or to accredit the schools of planning but to enhance the scientific and professional quality of European planning schools. AESOP QR is complementary to the role of other European institutions in the field of higher education.
The Excellence in Education Board (EEB) safeguards the development of AESOP’s Quality Recognition (QR) by: (i) evaluating incoming applications after every annual call; (ii) holding feedback meetings with applicants; (iii) drafting feedback reports, and (iv) contributing to advance quality criteria that ensure the transparency of the evaluation processes for awarding the AESOP Certificate of Quality.
AESOP QR has evolved since 2009 and was instituted as a permanent AESOP activity by the CoRep meeting held in Venice in 2019. QR complements ongoing activities of AESOP in promoting excellence in planning education, such as the AESOP Excellence in Teaching Award.
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QR Workshop at Heads of Schools Meeting
Wednesday, April 06, 2022
The EEB invites former and potential applicants to join the Quality Recognition workshop at the Heads of School...
A History of AESOP's involvement in Planning Education
Sunday, November 01, 2020
Published online in disP - The Planning Review, Volume 56, 2020 - Issue 4 by Daniel Galland & Angelique Chettiparamb...
A Narrative of the AESOP Quality Recognition Programme in the Field of Planning Education
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Published online in disP - The Planning Review , Volume 53, 2017 - Issue 4 by Francesco Lo Piccolo
AESOP New Official: Chair of the Excellence in Education Board
Thursday, April 06, 2017
We are pleased to announce that the AESOP Council of Representatives has approved Daniel Galland as the new Chair of...
AESOP Quality Recognition for the European Dimension in Planning Programmes
Friday, March 14, 2014
AESOP Quality Recognition for the European Dimension in Planning Programmes Preliminary document to discussed at Heads...