Quality Assurance Agency in Higher Education

Evaluation and Accreditation Procedures

The procedures for the evaluation and accreditation of institutions and higher education programs will be part of the Higher Education Quality Code. For the drafting of the Quality Code, a working group has been established by Order of the Minister of Education and Sports no. xx, date xx.xx.xxxx.

ASCAL, AB and higher education institutions will continue to rely on state quality standards until the adoption of the Quality Code. Standards for institutional evaluation and accreditation and for study cycles are:

State Quality Standards for Accreditation of Institutions of Higher Education in Albania – approved by the Order of MoES No. 126, dated 17.03.2011 

State Quality Standards for Accreditation of First Cycle study programs (Bachelor) – approved by the Order of MoES No. 134, dated 21.03.2011 

State Quality Standards for Accreditation of Second Cycle study programs (Profesional Master, Master of Science, Integrate Diploma) – approved by the Order of MoES No. 135, dated 21.03.2011 

State Quality Standards for Accreditation of Third Cycle study programs (Doctorate) – approved by the Order of MoES No. 136, dated 21.03.2011 

State Quality Standards for Evaluation and Accreditation of Long-term Specialisations in Medical Sciences – approved by the Order of MoES No. 75, dated 18.02.2013 

The Agency also relies in Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG 2015  )