MAB was founded in 1993 as an independent professional body, financed through the Hungarian Parliament (c.a. 80%) and accreditation fees (c.a. 20%). Of its 20 members, the minister delegates 9, the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference 3, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences 2, the Hungarian Academy of Arts 1, religious legal entities maintaining higher education institutions 2 members, the Hungarian chamber of Commerce and Industry 1, the National Union of Students 1, and the Association of Hungarian PhD Students 1 member. MAB is a national expert body promoting the supervision, assurance, and evaluation of the quality of higher education. Its scope of activity comprises the accreditation and re-accreditation of universities and colleges, the accreditation of new and operating degree programmes, doctoral schools, new two-year higher education vocational programmes, new universities and colleges applying for operating licences, and evaluates national qualification requirements, and university professorial applications.
MAB is currently undergoing an external review coordinated by ENQA. More information can be found here.