DEQUALS was set up at the beginning of 2009 and brought together the know- how, the skills and the professional networks of a group of people, many of who had over thirty years in the education business.
The main objective was to introduce to the market such educational services that had been in demand and nobody else had the experience to supply. One such service was the certification of training, vocational and educational courses which do not fall under any of the known categories of validation.
Another area of activity was the offer to consultancy services to colleges in the countries where the company has been active. Such services include the advice and technical support which made it possible for them to franchise degree and other programmes from universities.
DEQUALS has also worked with awarding organizations. In some cases it promoted and administered examinations and in other worked with schools and colleges for the certification of their students. At the moment, this activity attracts very high attention by many of our client colleges. As it is introduced by many large colleges it will likely be copied by the smaller ones. We expect the demand for certification services to grow very fast in the next three to five years.
The main area of activities is Greece. The three largest colleges of the private sector are clients and some smaller are looking to secure our services. Our next market is Cyprus where we have our main offices. We have recently established partnerships in the UK (colleges) Lebanon and Georgia. Our Balkans manager is frequent visitor to Albania and Serbia where he is building business relationships.