Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA)

Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA), was established in March 2008 by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) in accordance with the Law on Higher Education (2003/14) in Kosovo, as the Agency that guarantees the quality of work educational and scientific research in Higher Education Institutions in Kosovo.

The Kosovo Accreditation Agency is an independent authority, which accredits and re-accredits public and private institutions of higher education for a limited period of time.

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ABOUT KAA

Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA), was established in March 2008 by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) in accordance with the Law on Higher Education (2003/14) in Kosovo, as the Agency that guarantees the quality of work educational and scientific research in Higher Education Institutions in Kosovo.

The Kosovo Accreditation Agency is an independent authority, which accredits and re-accredits public and private institutions of higher education for a limited period of time.

KAA VALUES

Through the accreditation process, 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.

  • Accreditation of Public and Private Higher Education Institutions;
  • Accreditation of new Higher Education Institutions and their programs;
  • Accreditation of new programs at accredited Higher Education Institutions;
  • Continuous monitoring of Quality at accredited Higher Education Institutions.

-Opening the higher education sector for local and foreign bidders;

-Quality assurance for all institutions in the higher education sector;

-Promotion, encouragement and development of quality in the higher education sector;

-Creating transparency and comparability in the interest of bidders, students and the labor market;

-Encouraging innovative content and forms of higher education;

-Ensuring the comparability of diplomas issued by Kosovar higher education providers with international diplomas;

-Implementation of objectives for the integration of Kosovo in the European Higher Education Area and contribution to its development.

  • 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. [/ Fusion_toggle]
  • 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.