SAAHE • Slovak Accreditation Agency for Higher Education

SAAHE’s mission is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of higher education through modern tools following the ESG. At the same time, the Agency’s objective is to provide professional and independent perspectives on the quality of higher education in the Slovak Republic, and thereby to strengthen the quality culture in higher education institutions. The Agency is intended to reflect the quality of HEIs and to decide on granting appropriate accreditations following the law.

According to law, SAAHE adopts the following accreditation standards:

  • Standards for the Higher Education Internal Quality Assurance System
  • Standards for Study Programmes
  • Standards for Habilitation Proceedings and Inauguration Proceedings.

The Agency is expected to start receiving the first accreditation applications in the second quarter of 2021. SAAHE is the successor to the former Accreditation Commission, which was an advisory body to the Government of the Slovak Republic that functioned until December 2019 and did not have a separate legal entity. Based on the Act, the decision-making authority of the Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sports of the Slovak Republic in the area of quality assurance of higher education was transferred to SAAHE as of 1 January 2020.

SAAHE’s  most recent external review report can be found here.

SAAHE is registered on EQAR.

Contact information
ENQA history
Membership granted on 28 February 2024

Námestie slobody 6943/11, P.O. Box 7
81106 Bratislava

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