European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education

SQAA - Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency

NAKVIS - Nacionalna agencija Republike Slovenije za kakovost v visokem šolstvu

Admission valid until: 2018-07-31 (listed since 2013-10-23)
Based in*: Slovenia
HE systems where agency conducted reviews**: Slovenia
Reports by the agency: http://www.nakvis.si/sl-SI/Content/Details/87
External review reports and EQAR decisions:

Contact details

Website: http://www.nakvis.si
Address: Slovenska cesta 9
P.O. Box 40
1001 Ljubljana
Contact Person: Ivan Leban
Phone: +386 1 400 5771
Email: ivan.leban@nakvis.si

Information on the agency's work

SQAA was established in 2010 from the previous state council as an independent non-governmental budget user and a public authorisation holder. Its goal is to professionalise transparent quality evaluation procedures according to the HE Act and the predetermined criteria and to include all stakeholders of HE area in the decision-making process. It is accountable to the public and it observes strictly the principle of impartiality and avoid the conflicts of interest.

SQAA is active in the area of university education and higher vocational education covering all higher-education institutions, both state and private, in Slovenia together with study programmes at all three Bologna levels and LLL. Other activities cover training of SQAA experts, setting standards for habilitation of HE teachers, researchers and assistants as well as transnational higher education.

External quality assurance activities in the scope of the ESG: • initial accreditation and re-accreditation of higher education institutions;
• accreditation to new study programmes;
• accreditation of external evaluations;
• external evaluation and extraordinary evaluation of higher education institutions and study programmes (including evaluation of a sample of study programme)’
• evaluation of transnational higher education/cross-border education.
• notifications of internationally accredited joint study programmes and notification of study programmes of the international association of universities EMUNI.
ENQA membership: Yes


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