SKVC

 

CENTRE FOR QUALITY ASSESSMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION (SKVC)

 

The main objectives of SKVC (Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education) are to promote the quality of activities of higher education institutions and to contribute to creation of favourable conditions for the free movement of persons.

 

Established in 1995, SKVC is the only external quality assurance agency responsible for evaluation of all types of higher education institutions in Lithuania (state and private, universities and colleges). SKVC also acts as a local ENIC/NARIC office carrying out academic recognition of foreign credentials and providing information on higher education systems and qualifications recognition.

 

SKVC not only evaluates and monitors quality of higher education institutions and study programmes, but also contributes towards drafting legal acts, offers advice including relevant examples of the best international practices and develops various guidelines. We provide training for academics and administrative staff, including top level managers of universities and colleges, also for high school graduates, students, and labor market representatives on issues of quality and recognition of qualifications.

 

Internationalisation is a key aspect of our activities, and cooperation with many stakeholders both locally and on European level are among our cherished values. Independence, professionalism and quality of SKVC is attested by the facts that after a positive external review against compliance towards the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG), SKVC is a full member of ENQA (European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies) and listed in the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR). SKVC is also a full member of INQAAHE (International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education) and founding member of CEENQA (Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education).