QUALITY IN HUNGARIAN HIGHER EDUCATION. More on the website About the HAC News Organization Regulations List of accredited institutions and faculties P ublications Hungarian website content Useful links www.mab.hu/english. T HE H UNGARIAN A CCREDITATION C OMMITTEE.
THEHUNGARIAN ACCREDITATION COMMITTEE
The HACis an independent national body
of experts assessing quality in education, research, and artistic activities in higher education, and examining the
operation of the institutional quality development scheme
Address:H-1061Budapest,Király u. 16, 4th floor
Phone: (36-1)344-0314 Fax: (36-1)344-0313
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The Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC) was established in 1993. Its scope is to evaluate applications for establishing and granting state recognition to higher education institutions and faculties, new Bachelor and Master programs, and national educational and outcome requirements as framework requirements for all degree programs taught in Hungary. It also evaluates applications by foreign higher education institutions seeking state lisence to operate in Hungary, either alone or in conjunction with a Hungarian institution. Denominational higher education institutions receive state financing similar to state institutions and are accredited, but the agency's mandate pertains only to secular programs. Evaluation criteria comply with the European Standards and Guidelines. Accreditation reports are published. The HAC’s Board of Appeals and Financial Supervisory Board operate since 2006. The HAChas adopted a Code of Ethics in 2000 and a Strategic Plan in 2006.
The HAC has 19 full members, delegated by higher education institutions, research institutes of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and professional organizations. A student member is delegated by the National Union of Students.
The HAC has eight standing expert committees comprising main disciplinary groups, In addition to the Secretary General and a Financial Director, the secretariat has a staff of eleven program officers, six administrative staff and an IT technician.
The HACcontributes to
Quality of professors
Sectoral quality development