HEA is an ENQA Affiliate.
HEA was established by Framework Law on Higher Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH) as an independent public organization. Independent work of the Agency within its jurisdiction, related to external quality assurance, shall be achieved by legal, transparent and public selection procedures of domestic and international experts which provides assessment and quality review and give recommendation on accreditation of higher education institutions. The Agency is financed from the budget of BH institutions, and in the part of jurisdiction related to external assurance, from its own income.
Within its activities, the Agency cooperates with relevant domestic institutions – educational authorities in BH, entities, cantons and Brčko District, academic community, international community and relevant stakeholders.