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Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA)

http://www.akreditimi-ks.org/new/index.php/en/

Duration and levels of accreditation

3 years or 5 years. If criteria are partially fulfilled, then conditional accreditation is issued (1 year accreditation), with reaccreditation to be processed the next year.

Accreditation standards

Evaluation process

Step I: Self-evaluation by institution that is being accredited through “The self-evaluation report”
Step II: External evaluation by an international expert team; on-site visit
Step III: Publication of evaluation report
Step IV: Final decision/approval by the Minister

Outcome/consequences of accreditation

Mandatory

Description of accreditation organization

KAA was founded by the Ministry of Education Science and Technology (MEST) of Kosovo in accordance with the Law on Higher Education in Kosovo. As an agency, KAA practices independent, professional, non-profit activity that, at the Institution of Higher Education (IHE) in Kosovo, guarantees the quality of educational and scientific research work. KAA is a public agency for the evaluation of quality at public and private institutions of higher education. According to law, KAA is independent in making decisions and is under the supervision of MEST.

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[Last update: January 22, 2014]