The National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance (NAQA)
|Street name:||Borysa Hrinchenka, 1|
|Postal code and City:||01001, Kyiv|
|Contact person:||Nataliia Stukalo|
|Function of contact person:||Vice-Head|
||Independent non-profit organisation|
|International links and membership:||Full membership in INQAAHE, ICAI. Affiliate with ENQA|
NAQA is the independent permanent collegial body authorized by the Law of Ukraine “On Higher Education” to implement the state policy in the field of quality assurance of higher education. NAQA is the non-profit organization.
According to the law NAQA consists of 23 persons, who are appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the basis of the decision of the International Competition Commission based on the results of competitive selection, which is carried out in accordance with the principles of gender balance and branch representation. NAQA currently consists of 21 members (2 elected persons had left due to different reasons). NAQA activities are managed by its Head and Vice-Heads within the powers specified in the Charter. Organizational, financial, economic, logistical, information and other support for NAQA activities is provided by the NAQA Secretariat. Totally 62 permanent staff units.
NAQA mission is to catalyze positive changes in higher education and to shape its quality culture. NAQA strategic goals are realized in three main directions: the quality of educational services, recognition of the quality of scientific results and ensuring the systemic impact of NAQA activities.
The main scope of NAQA activities is study programme accreditation. NAQA is also responsible for accreditation of thesis defense committees; accreditation of independent agencies; institutional accreditation of higher education institutions (HEIs); development of university rankings; compliance with academic integrity; other activities.