The Agency is an autonomous and independent body that operates according to the principles of professionalism, impartiality, legality and political neutrality, and according to the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area. It was established in 2010. As a member of organizations such as ENQA, EQAR and ECA, it strengthens the validity and international reputation of Slovenian higher education. The Agency is managed and represented by the Director; the Agency Council is a decision-making body at first instance, the Appeal Committee is a decision-making body at second instance. The Agency publishes its regulations, decisions and reports on its work.