THE DIRECTOR REPRESENTS AND MANAGES THE AGENCY AND ORGANIZES ITS WORK AND OPERATION. THE DIRECTOR SHALL BE APPOINTED AND DISMISSED BY THE AGENCY COUNCIL ON THE BASIS OF OPEN COMPETITION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS AND CRITERIA, LAID DOWN IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT.
At its 124th meeting on 15 March 2018, the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education Council appointed Dr. France Demšar as Director of the SQAA for a period of five years, effective 2 April 2018. At its 186th meeting, held on 2 February 2023, the Council of the Agency decided to extend his term of office for a further five years, with effect from 2 April 2023.
“The Bologna process has opened wide the door to students in the European and wider area. At the time of my study, it was impossible to imagine that the students would pass an exam or a whole semester abroad and that the recognition of diplomas awarded abroad would be a pure formality.
To make this possible, a well-organized, highly professional international network of institutions for accreditation and evaluation of higher education institutions and their study programmes is needed to ensure that internationally agreed quality standards are met. In Slovenia, evaluation and accreditation is carried out by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (SQAA). It is an internationally recognized agency and a member of the most important international association of agencies – ENQA and registered in the European register of trustworthy agencies – EQAR.
I will strive for even greater visibility and recognition of our Agency, its further professional growth, transparency of accreditation and evaluation procedures and an efficient and user-friendly information system to help to build confidence among all stakeholders in the Slovenian Higher Education Area.”
|dr. Ivan Leban||2013 – 2018|
|Tatjana Debevec (v.d.)||2012 – 2013|
|dr. Mojca Novak||2010 – 2012|
|dr. Izidor Golob||2008 – 2009|