The Hellenic Authority for Higher Education (HAHE) is an independent administrative authority and its mission is to ensure high quality in Higher Education. It was established by Law 4653/2020 and is the continuation of the Hellenic Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (HQA), which was established and has been operating since 2006. The Authority is managed by its President and Supreme Council. It has administrative autonomy and is supervised by the Minister of Education, who exercises oversight control of legality.
HAHE, in the context of its mission: a) contributes to the formation and implementation of the national strategy for higher education and the distribution of financing for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and b) evaluates and accredits the operational quality of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The Authority guarantees the transparency of all its actions; the latter are made public thought its official website.
To fulfill its mission, HAHE maintains an integrated information system for the extraction and management of higher education data and cooperates with international networks and agencies that are active in any domain related to its mission. HAHE is a member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA).