Kosovo Accreditation Agency – KAA

The Kosovo Accreditation Agency, in accordance with the Law on Higher Education, is an independent institution, responsible for internal and external quality assurance, including accreditation, re-accreditation, monitoring, validation and all other quality assurance processes in higher education institutions and their study programs in the Republic of Kosovo, in accordance with international best practices, including in particular the relevant European standards in the field of quality assurance in higher education.

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ABOUT KAA

The Kosovo Accreditation Agency, in accordance with the Law on Higher Education, is an independent institution, responsible for internal and external quality assurance, including accreditation, re-accreditation, monitoring, validation and all other quality assurance processes in higher education institutions and their study programs in the Republic of Kosovo, in accordance with international best practices, including in particular the relevant European standards in the field of quality assurance in higher education

KAA VALUES

Through the accreditation process, the KAA supports the development of quality in Higher Education Institutions and at the same time assures the society of Kosovo that the quality of teaching and learning is at the level of international standards.

  • to promote, improve and enhance the quality of higher education;
  • increase transparency and accountability in the higher education system;
  • to improve the quality of studies in higher education institutions;
  • to encourage innovative content in higher education;
  • ensure the comparability of qualifications from Kosovo higher education institutions with those provided by international programs;
  • implement the objectives for the integration of Kosovo in the European Higher Education Area and contribute to its development.
  • Independence – The KAA decisions are taken independently and reasonably in a consistent and verifiable manner;
  • Transparency – The KAA is guided by the principles of public responsibility and accountability through an effective information policy;
  • Credibility – The KAA organizes credible external quality assurance processes, where the academic community and society at large trust in the work of the KAA;
  • Professionalism – The KAA applies high professional standards applied in Europe in external quality assurance processes.
  • Makes its decisions in accordance with international quality standards;
  • Makes its decisions in cooperation with international experts;
  • Makes its decisions independently and justifies them convincingly and comprehensibly;
  • Oriented according to developments in the field of educational policies in Kosovo and Europe;
  • Collaborates with international partners and aims to become a member of international networks and forums in the field of quality assurance;
  • There is constant communication with the providers of higher education and their teachers and students;
  • Carries its responsibility to public opinion and political decision-makers through adequate information;
  • Drafts the rules for procedures, standards and criteria for evaluation, and makes them public;
  • Supports its work in good international practices;
  • Makes external evaluation of its activity on a regular basis.
  • A transparent and reliable accreditation system that is internationally comparable;
  • Application of national and international competencies in the field of accreditation;
  • Active cooperation in the field of quality assurance at the European and global level.

Internationalization

The Kosovo Accreditation Agency is a full member of CEENQA and INQAAHE. KAA is in the process of applying for membership in ENQA and EQAR.