Foreword

The Accreditation Commission takes care of the quality of higher education and carries out comprehensive evaluation of the teaching, scientific, research, development and innovative work, artistic and other creative activities of higher education institutions. The chief means of achieving these objectives are:

  1. evaluating the activities of higher education institutions and the quality of accredited activities and publishing the results of such evaluations;
  2. reviewing other issues affecting the system of higher education, when asked to do so by the Minister, and expressing its standpoint on these issues.

The Accreditation Commission expresses its standpoint on the following:

  1. requests for accreditation of degree programmes;
  2. requests for authorization to carry out the habilitation procedure and the procedure for the appointment of professors;
  3. the establishment, merger, amalgamation, splitting or dissolution of a faculty of a public higher education institution;
  4. the granting of state permission to a legal entity wishing to operate as a private higher education institution;
  5. specification of the type of higher education institution. 

The Accreditation Commission consists of twenty-one members, who are appointed by the government. Members of the Accreditation Commission are appointed for a six-year term; they may serve a maximum of two terms of office.