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Governmental membershipCroatia has been a Governmental Member of EQAR since September 2011.
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General information on higher education
Higher education in Croatia is offered through universities and their constituents - faculties and academies of arts, polytechnics and colleges. Universities offer bachelor, master and doctoral programs. Polytechnics offer professional bachelor and professional master programs. Colleges offer only professional bachelor progams.
The higher education system is regulated by the Act on Scientific Activity and Higher Education (see link below).
National external quality assurance requirements
Accreditation of higher education institutions and programmes
in all three cycles (every five years).
Audit of higher education institutions.
assessment of the quality assurance system of a higher education institution or a faculty (legal changes are envisaged to make audit a voluntary activity).
all new higher education institutions (public and private) and all new study programmes of private universities, polytechnics and colleges. Public universities do not undergo an initial accreditation.
Re-accreditation of doctoral study programmes
carried out as a cluster evaluation of the third cycle.
Cross-border quality assurance
In Croatia higher education institutions may not choose among EQAR-registered agencies.
European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes
In Croatia the European Approach is not available to higher education institutions.
However discussions are being held on a possible proposal to implement the European Approach.