Responsibilities and legal framework


 

The primary responsibilities of Kosovo Accreditation Agency are:

  • The accreditation of public and private institutions of higher education;
  • The accreditation of new institutions of higher education and their programmes;
  • The accreditation of new programmes at those institutions of higher education that already are accredited;
  • The continuing assurance of quality at accredited institutions and their programmes.

 

Legal framework

The Kosovo Accreditation Agency has a legal basis for the accreditation of all higher education institutions that offer or propose to offer higher education programmes that lead to the award of academic degrees.

The legal basis for the activities of the Kosovo Accreditation Agency is the Law on Higher Education in Kosovo (no. 04/L-037, dated 31.08.2011), the Administrative Instruction for the Accreditation of Higher Education Institutions in the Republic of Kosovo  (no. 20/2016, dated 20.09.2016).

 

The legal duties of Kosovo Accreditation Agency are:

  • To interpret the quality requirements prescribed by law by setting guidelines and quality standards for accreditation;
  • To develop instruments for reviewing on a regular basis whether these requirements are met by accredited institutions;
  • To participate actively in international cooperation projects in the field of accreditation and quality assurance;
  • To submit an annual report on its activities.

 

>> Law on Higher Education in Kosovo (No. 04/L-037) (PDF)

>> AI on Accreditation of Higher Education Institutions in the Republic of Kosovo (No. 20/2016) (PDF)

>> State Council of Quality Regulation (PDF)

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