The Study Quality Committee (hereinafter – Committee) is a collegial decision-making body, established for the purpose to take a decision on the following:

  • to license a study programme or refuse to license a study programme;
  • to accredit a study direction or to refuse to accredit a study direction;
  • to approve changes in a study direction and relevant study programmes or in a study direction accreditation form or a study programme licence;
  • to include a licensed study programme in the accreditation form of a study direction.

The Committee in its activities and decision-making process complies with Section 55.2 and Section 55.3 of the Law on Institutions of Higher Education, Cabinet Regulations No. 793 “Regulations Regarding Opening and Accreditation of Study Directions” of 11 December 2018 and Cabinet Regulations No. 795 “Regulations Regarding Licensing of Study Programmes” of 11 December 2018, as well as the Administrative Procedure Law.

On 1 April 2019, the Committee composition was approved in the Higher Education Quality Assurance Council, the term of office thereof is five years. In September 2021, the Council approved changes in the composition of the Committee (for a fixed term):

Chair of Committee Prof. Dr. oec. Tatjana Volkova
Deputy Chair of Committee Prof. Dr. oec. Inga Lapiņa
Committee members: Dr. Māra Kuļša
Prof. Dr. habil. phys. Ivars Lācis
Lead researcher Dr. paed. Eridiana Oļehnoviča
Mg. iur. Anna Saltikova
Santa Katrīna Meikališa (for a fixed term)

The Committee’s tasks, composition and work organisation have been specified in the Rules of Procedure of the Study Quality Committee adopted in the Higher Education Quality Assurance Council on 1 April 2019, and which is available at Rules of the Study Quality Committee

*Decisions on applications that have been received in the Academic Information Centre by 31 December 2018, was taken by the Committee for Licensing of Study Programmes/ Committee for the Accreditation of Studies, approved on 10 November 2015:

Chair of Committee Prof. Dr. oec. Tatjana Volkova
Deputy chair of Committee Prof. Dr. habil. phys. Ivars Lācis
Committee members: Dr. Ilze Akota
Prof. Dr. sc.ing. Elmārs Beķeris
Mg. paed. Atis Kampars
Mg. paed. Gunta Brūmane
Mg.oec. Mikus Dubickis

The Committee tasks, composition and work organisation have been specified in the Rules of the Procedure of the Committee for Licensing of Study Programmes and the Committee for the Accreditation of Studies adopted in the meeting of the Higher Education Quality Assurance Council on 26 October 2015, and which are available at

Rules of Procedure of the Study Accreditation Committee

Rules of the Procedure of the Committee for Licensing Study Programmes