The President of the Hellenic Authority for Higher Education (HAHE), Prof. Pericles A. Mitkas and the Director-General Dr. Christina Besta represented HAHE at ENQA’s General Assembly meeting, which took place on 25-27 October in Dublin, Ireland. The event was organised in cooperation with the QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland), the Irish Higher Education Authority.
The issues presented and discussed in plenary and breakout sessions included, among others: the practical links between quality assurance and skills recognition, academic integration, the future of the ESG (Principles and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area), but also cross-border quality assurance and especially outside the European Higher Education Area.
In particular, the General Assembly, held on 26th October, confirmed by unanimous vote, the renewal of HAHE’s ENQA membership until April 2028 and awarded the relevant certificate, thus completing the process of HAHE’s external evaluation by the European Agency.
ENQA President, Mr. Douglas Blackstock awards the certificate to HAHE President, Prof. Pericles A. Mitkas
The ENQA Board decided to reconfirm HAHE’s membership in ENQA for a period of five years, starting from 19-04-2023. The Board concluded that HAHE complies with the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG 2015), following the approval of HAHE's application for inclusion on the EQAR, and therefore fulfils the criteria for membership according to Article 6, par. 1 of ENQA's Rules of Procedure.
The ENQA Board welcomed HAHE’s effort and the progress made since the completion of the review process and encourages the Authority to continue its work with the same commitment and due diligence, taking into account the recommendations of the external review report. The President of ENQA, Mr Douglas Blackstock, congratulated, in his letter, the President and the Authority on the final outcome.
HAHE will submit a follow-up report by September 2024 in accordance with the procedure required for all ENQA members.
The 2022 External Evaluation Report (here)
The Hellenic Authority for Higher Education has been accepted as a member of the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR), the official organisation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), which includes national quality assurance agencies that follow European ESG standards.
The relevant information is available on the EQAR website
HAHE submitted the application to EQAR in October 2021 and the complex process was successfully completed in March 2023, after approval by the relevant Committee (valid from 3-03-2023 to 30-09-2027).
The President of the Hellenic Authority for Higher Education (HAHE), Prof. Pericles A. Mitkas and the Director-General Dr. Christina Besta represented HAHE at ENQA’s General Assembly meeting, which took place on 26-28 October in Stockholm, Sweden. The event was organised in cooperation with the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) and was held at the Karolinska Institutet.
Among the issues presented and discussed in plenary and breakout sessions were: quality assurance of transnational higher education, global perspectives on quality assurance, QA of e-learning, QA and recognition and future perspectives on the ESG. The HAHE President also voted for ENQA President, Vice-Presidents and board members in the General Assembly meeting (for members and affiliates).
The President of the Hellenic Authority for Higher Education (HAHE), Prof. Pericles A. Mitkas and the Director-General, Dr. Christina Besta, represented HAHE at the Spring General Assembly meeting of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), which took place online on Thursday 22 April 2021. Among other business, the 54 participating members elected new Board members, a new President and two Vice-Presidents of ENQA.