Mission statement

The Mission of the Agency is to ensure high quality in higher education. As part of its mission, the Agency supports the state and institutions of higher education in the formulation and implementation of the national strategy for higher education and certifies the quality of the operations of institutions of higher education.

The Agency guarantees the transparency of all of its actions in the area of the evaluation and accreditation of the quality of institutions of higher education.

As part of its mission, the Agency exercises, in particular, the following functions:

  1. It periodically accredits the quality:
    1. of internal quality assurance systems of institutions of higher education as provided for in Article 14, and
    2. the programmes of study of higher education, including both short-cycle programs, lifelong learning, distance learning, and collaboration with other domestic or foreign educational or research institutions.
  2. It recommends to the Minister for Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs, and the governing bodies of institutions of higher education, ways and means to ensure continued high quality in higher education.