The Polish Accreditation Committee is an independent institution dedicated to quality assurance and enhancement in higher education. The primary objectives of the Committee’s operations are the care for the observance of higher education quality standards following the best models adopted in European and global education area and providing support for public and non-public higher education institutions in the process of enhancing the quality of education and building quality culture. These actions aim to ensure graduates of Polish higher education institutions top position on the domestic and international labour market and to boost the competitiveness of Polish HEIs as European class institutions.
The overriding value guiding the work of the Polish Accreditation Committee is common good, as the quality and effectiveness of education significantly contribute to the development of intellectual capital and civil society.
The Polish Accreditation Committee carries out its mission by conducting obligatory programme evaluations and by giving opinions on applications for the authorisation to provide degree programmes submitted by higher education institutions. It is the concern of the Committee that its opinions, ratings and recommendations leave ample space for autonomous initiatives, which promote innovativeness of education process and top education quality culture.
The Polish Accreditation Committee feels accountable for the decisions it makes, as they impact on the development of higher education building its credibility through objective evaluations and opinions, professional activities, adherence the principle of openness and transparency of applied procedures, presenting clear arguments, and respecting ethical principles and academic tradition.
The Polish Accreditation Committee makes its duty comprehensive cooperation and dialogue with all stakeholders of the education process, including the academic community, candidates for studies, employers, state authorities and public administration. The Committee undertakes cooperation initiatives in this area, also in an international arena. It actively cooperates with other accreditation agencies and international organisations on the implementation of the Bologna Process and the development of European Higher Education Area.