Quality Assurance Agency in Higher Education


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The Accreditation Board is a collegial decision-making body and independent in its activity, which functions at ASCAL. The activity and functioning of BA is defined in the Law on Higher Education No. 80/2015, Law no. 8480, dated 27.05.1999, on the functioning of collegial bodies, in the decision of the Council of Ministers no. 109, dated 15.02.2017 and its regulation.

BA is composed of 11 members of whom minimum 3 and maximum 5 must be foreign members. All members are personalities of the academic world with a long experience in teaching and scientific researching within and outside the territory of the Republic of Albania.

The members and the chairman of the Board are appointed and dismissed by the Prime Minister upon the proposal of the minister responsible for education. The mandate of BA members is 4 years. The Accreditation Board was appointed by order of Prime Minister no.63, dated 27.07.2021.

Accreditation Board is a continuation of the work of the Accreditation Council established under the Law on Higher Education no. 9741, dated 21.05.2007. New Law on Higher Education and Scientific Research, no. 80/2015, gives AB the competence to make the final decision on the accreditation of higher education institutions and the study programs they offer.

Members of Accreditation Board:

Prof. Dr. Shqiponja Telhaj
Chairman of the Accreditation Board


Aysen Savas

Alexander Kolher

Tomas Jelenski

Iraj Hashi

Maurice Oudejans

Lea Ypi

Kita Sallabanda Diaz

Darinka Piqani

Prof. Dr.
Dritan Naçe

Indrit Hoxha