Higher education institutions should pay more attention to first-year university students

Bratislava,24/9/2021 – This week, the academic year began at most higher education institutions in Slovakia. It is their first year of university study for more than 30,000 students. The Academic Quarter survey of the Slovak Accreditation Agency for Higher Education shows that most first-year students need support in adapting to higher education, but this is systematically […]

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Selection Process: Administrator of Accreditation Activities of the Slovak Accreditation Agency for Higher Education

Job description, competencies, and responsibilities – administration and provision of the Agency’s agenda in the field of accreditation proceedings according to Act no. 269/2018 Coll. on Quality Assurance of Higher Education and Amendments to Act No. 343/2015 Coll. on Public Procurement and Amendments to Certain Acts, as amended, and Act no. 131/2002 Coll. on Higher […]

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External Quality Assurance Analyst for Higher Education Institutions

Job description, powers, and responsibilities Work with public and state databases (CRPA, CRAA, CRFT, registry of Higher Education Institutions Academic Staff, Central Registry of Students, Registry of Study Programmes and Registry of Study Fields) – creation of output reports, overview tables and graphs, etc. Work with international citation databases (Scopus, WoS) and statistical databases (OECD, […]

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Slovak Accreditation Agency for Higher Education published the first results of the largest survey of student satisfaction in the Slovak Republic

Almost 20,000 students in the first two degrees of higher education study participated in the first year of the survey organised by the Slovak Accreditation Agency for Higher Education. It is an anonymous, so far the largest survey of student’s perceptions of the quality of higher education institutions in Slovakia, which the Agency plans to organise […]

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National action plan for external quality assurance of higher education institutions in the Slovak Republic

The Slovak Accreditation Agency for Higher Education and the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic participated in the creation of the National Action Plan in the field of external quality assurance of higher education institutions. The Action Plan is one of the deliverables of the international project Supporting Countries and […]

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The working meeting of the Agency with persons responsible for the internal quality assurance system of higher education institutions to apply to the internal system evaluation

The working meeting of the Agency with persons responsible for the internal system of higher education institutions on the state of compliance of internal systems and on the submission of applications for the evaluation of the internal system took place on 11 June 2021. The meeting included a discussion on how to apply to the […]

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Application for granting the accreditation of a joint study programme according to § 30 and § 36 para. 2 of Quality Assurance Act no. 269/2018 Coll.

Higher education institutions submit an Application for granting the accreditation of a joint study programme according to § 30 and § 36 para. 2 of Quality Assurance Act no. 269/2018 Coll. as amended in the Agency’s information system (https://is.saavs.sk/). If the higher education institution does not have access to the SAAVS information system, it will […]

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Academic integrity

Topics related to academic (non)integrity in the recent period regularly resonate in the Slovak higher education and political environment. The related discourse condemned the identified errors and resulted in changes in legislation. However, if failures are not to be repeated, the reasons and motivations that enabled them to need to be identified and the rules […]

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