The Duties and Rights of the Study Accreditation Committee

 

According to the amendments to the Cabinet Regulations No. 407 “Regulations on Accreditation of Institutions of Higher Education, Colleges and Study Directions” (adopted on 27 July, 2017), Clause 8, the Study Accreditation Committee:

  • reviews the application by the institution of higher education or the college for the accreditation of a study direction;
  • takes a decision on the accreditation of the respective study direction or the refusal to accredit the respective study direction;
  • approves the methodology developed by the Quality Agency for Higher Education (Agency) for the accreditation of a study direction;
  • decides on introducing the amendments to the accreditation form of study directions;
  • decides on whether changes to the study direction introduced by the institution of higher education or the college are admissible after the respective institution of higher education or the college, if it wishes to introduce these changes to the respective study direction, has submitted a related application on the approval of these changes to this study direction to the Study Accreditation Committee;
  • approves one expert for the assessment of the changes mentioned above.

According to the Cabinet Regulations No. 407 “Regulations on Accreditation of Institutions of Higher Education, Colleges and Study Directions”, Clause 9, the Study Accreditation Committee has the following rights:

  • request additional information from institutions of higher education, colleges, and state institutions that is necessary for its activities;
  • visit the institution of higher education or the college in order to inspect the actual circumstances at the institution of higher education or the college in the framework of the accreditation of a study direction or of the assessment of admissible changes to the accredited study direction;
  • submit a proposal to the Minister for Education and Science on an extraordinary accreditation of a study direction.

The composition of the Study Accreditation Committee is available here:

The Composition of the Study Accreditation Committee and the Committee for Licensing of Study Programmes