The international conference of the Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA), held in Pristina on 26.09.2023, has been presented on the official LinkedIn page of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA). “ENQA: European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education engages in the 2023 conference on HE in #Kosovo #Pristina discussing the impact of QA mechanisms on establishing a quality culture. This morning our vice-president Cristina Ghitulica joined the panel on the relevance of international QA structures and initiatives for quality of HE, answering how ENQA supports further development of its members and affiliates, such as the #KosovoAccreditationAgency” is stated in the ENQA publication in its [...]
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The speech of the President of the State Council of Quality (SCQ), Professor Hasnije Ilazi, at the KAA International ConferenceAkreditimi2023-09-28T16:03:00+02:00
Pristine 26.09.2023 Dear Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Albin Kurti, Honorable Minister of Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation, Ms. Arbërie Nagavci, Honored President of EQAR, Mr. Stéphane Lauëick, Honorable Vice President of ENQA, Ms. Cristina Ghitulica, Respected Vice-Chair of the Parliamentary Committee for Education, Science, Technology, Innovation, Culture, and Youth, Mr. Enis Kervan, Honorable Members of the Kosovo Parliament, Respected Ambassador of the Republic of Austria, Representative of the Embassy of Croatia, Rectors, Vice-Rectors, Deans, colleagues, Dear students, Distinguished guests, Education and learning are among the greatest blessings of humanity. Despite the fact that humans are not the [...]
The Kosova Accreditation Agency (AKA) held its first international conference on September 26, 2023, focused on ensuring quality in higher education. The conference brought together heads of state institutions, representatives from prominent European institutions, representatives of higher education institutions, the academic community, students, diplomatic envoys, and civil society representatives etc. Prime Minister Albin Kurti emphasized the high priority placed on quality in higher education in Kosova by the government. He noted that Kosova is a unique case where a university has established the state. "I regret that in recent years these reports have not been at the desirable level. That is [...]
Kosovo Accreditation Agency is organizing its first international conference on higher education that will take place in Pristina on 26th September 2023. The conference, which aims to bring together important European and national stakeholders, will focus on the impact that various European mechanisms for quality assurance in higher education have on national agencies and, thus, higher education institutions. As the youngest European country, Kosovo has had a unique journey toward implementing European Standards and Guidelines. Despite its challenges, the national quality assurance system has benefited from the opportunities of this journey, and being a member of ENQA and EQAR is [...]
SCQ has agreed on the final drafts of standards for accreditation of HEIs and Bachelor and Master programmes and sent them to public debateAkreditimi2023-08-31T14:33:28+02:00
The State Council of Quality (SCQ) of the Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA) in the continuation of meeting 115, approved the remaining reports of international accreditation experts, as well as agreed on the final drafts of the standards for institutional accreditation and for accreditation of Bachelor and Master programmes, which are shared for public debate until September 14th, 2023. The drafts of the new standards have been developed during a two years of work and several public hearings with the involvement of all stakeholders of higher education in the Republic of Kosovo. This process was financed by Heras Plus project. Local and [...]
The State Council of Quality (SCQ) of the Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA) held its 115th meeting on 25.08.2023, in which several items of the agenda were discussed and a number of decisions were made. SCQ has reviewed the reports of international accreditation experts and decided on on the same. In this meeting, the requests and appelas of higher education institutions were reviewed and decisions were made. The State Council of Quality has also discussed about the first draft of the revised standards for bachelor and master level, which will be published for public debate, as well as for the final preparations [...]
A delegation of the Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA), led by Professor Hasnije Ilazi, President of the Board of KAA and Naim Gashi, General Director of KAA, have conducted an important visit to Bonn and Cologne, Germany. The purpose of this visit was to expedite the process of AKA's membership in ENQA and its registration in EQAR, to enhance the exchange of knowledge and experiences, and to strengthening the cooperation between the two countries in the field of accreditation and quality assurance in higher education. During the visit, President Ilazi talked anout the role of KAA in the internationalization of the higher [...]
The United States-Kosovo Educational Exchange Board (USKEB) has confirmed to the Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA) that it has been accepted for funding the project "Drafting a Thematic Analysis for Study Programme Accreditation" through the Fulbright Specialist Program. Under this project, an expert from the United States of America will assist the Accreditation Agency in developing a thematic analysis for the accreditation process at the level of study programs. Thematic analysis is one of the criteria that KAA needs to fulfil at a substantial level. Point 3.4 of the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area requires [...]
The Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA) welcomes the decision of the Steering Council of the University of Pristina to prohibit professors with regular contracts at UP from engaging as academic staff in private colleges. The decision of the SC of the UP also prohibits the academic staff to declare themselves to the KAA as part-time staff of private HEIs, as well as to be involved in any way in the accreditation process, except for the UP. For KAA, this decision has a direct impact in increasing quality of study programs in Kosovo, paving the way for the inclusion of new staff in [...]
Kosovo Accreditation Agency begins work on the revision of Standards and Guidelines for AccreditationAkreditimi2023-07-14T14:45:56+02:00
The State Council of Quality and the staff of the Kosovo Accreditation Agency, in accordance with the KAA Strategy and action plan, held a three-day workshop where whereby the first draft of the reviewed standards and guidelines for institutional and programme accreditation was presented. The revision of standards was facilitated by a team of international and local experts, while the entire process was supported by the HERAS+ project. In the coming months, the draft of revised standards will be shared with higher education institutions and other stakeholders for a public debate, after which SCQ will decide regarding their approval.