The State Council of Quality (SCQ) of the Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA), on February 6th and 7th, 2024, convened its 120th meeting, during which it approved the Regulation for international accreditation experts. In accordance with the Law on KAA, this subordinate act regulates the process of work of international experts, starting from the announcement of the call, selection, payments, engagement, reporting, accountability, conflict of interest avoidance, confidentiality, etc. In this meeting, SCQ continued the process of reviewing applications for the accreditation of study programs. The State Council of Quality also discussed several other agenda items related to the activities of this [...]
President of the State Council of Quality (SCQ) at the Kosovo Accreditation Agency, Professor Hasnije Ilazi, SCQ member Gëzim Tosuni, and KAA Director Naim Gashi conducted a meeting with the Conference of Rectors from public universities in Kosovo. During the meeting, they deliberated on the progression of external assessment processes that influence the enhancement of quality in higher education. President Ilazi expressed in the meeting that KAA's partnership with higher education institutions and the implementation of European quality policies and standards are having positive effects on enhancing the quality of study programs in Kosovo. She emphasized that the Agency highly values [...]
Following approvals from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Finance and Transfers, the General Director of the Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA), Naim Gashi, signed, on January 23, 2024, the Regulation for the Systematization of Job Positions within KAA, along with the new organizational chart. Director Gashi expressed gratitude to the Minister of Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation (MESI), Mrs. Arbërie Nagavci, for her support throughout this process, ensuring the operational and financial independence of KAA. With this regulation and the new organizational chart, KAA will have a professionally structured organization in full alignment with European Standards and Guidelines [...]
The Appeals Committee of the KAA has approved the Working Regulation which is in accordance with the new Law of the KAA.Akreditimi2024-01-16T21:37:32+02:00
The Appeals Committee of the Kosovo Agency for Accreditation (AKA), in the meeting held on January 5, 2024, approved the Working Regulation which is in accordance with the new Law of the KAA. The Chairman of the Appeals Committee, professor Ibish Mazreku, has said that based on the Law of the KAA, the competences, work and scope of the Committee have been clarified and this will positively affect the handling of all appeals. Professor Mazreku has said that for the approval of the Regulation for the Complaints Commission, all the procedures of the legislation of the Republic of Kosovo in force [...]
On December 21, 2023, the State Council of Quality (SQC) of the Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA) held its 119th meeting, during which it reviewed and made decisions regarding the accreditation applications for study programs. Due to the large number of applications, some of them will be reviewed in the next meeting. During this session, the SQC discussed the activity plan for the year 2024 and reviewed the requests and appeals from higher education institutions.
With the support of the HEI’25 project, the Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA) held a workshop for three consecutive days in which the bylaws deriving from the new Law on KAA were discussed. The KAA Board, administration, Appeals Committee, local and international experts participated in this workshop. The HEI’25 project is funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), with the contribution of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation and the Kosovo Accreditation Agency.
May the new coming 2024 year brings joy, health and wonderful happy times. Kindest regards, KAA
The State Council of Quality (SCQ) of the Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA), at its 118th meeting, held on 21.11.2023, reviewed and approved all applications for institutional accreditation. In this meeting, SCQ analyzed the applications for program accreditation and discussed the dynamics of the implementation of this process during the next year. The State Council of Quality has also reviewed the new applications of international accreditation experts and decided to update the list of experts with th new experts which were approved. In this meeting, SCQ also reviewed all requests and appeals submitted by HEIs.
On November 8, 2023, the Working Group for drafting by-laws deriving from the Law on KAA held its first meeting. This working group consists of representatives of the State Council of Quality of the Kosovo Agency for Accreditation, the Appeals Committee in KAA, as well as representatives from MESTI, the Ministry of Finance, the UPCO Cluster Institute, the Rectors’ Conference and Civil Society. The chairperson of the working group, who also is the president of SCQ, Ms. Hasnije Ilazi informed the attendees of the work plan of this group, which aims to develop by-laws deriving from the Law on KAA. The [...]
A takeaway from the KAA 2023 International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education Collected and written by Klemen Miklavič, Aqim Emurli and Arta Basha-Jakupi Pristina, 26.09.2023 Introduction Kosovo is a sui generis European young country. The surveys and general atmosphere among its population clearly shows the affinity for European values and norms. A strong European identity makes the inhabitants and society of Kosovo among the most pro EU oriented communities in the whole Europe. Hence, there is strong legitimacy for adopting European normative solutions in all sectors, including higher education. Quality assurance (QA) in higher education is one of the [...]