THE AGENCY MONITORS CROSS-BORDER EDUCATION ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF TRANSNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION AND ASSESSES THE APPROPRIATENESS OF ITS CONTRACTS.
Transnational higher education (THE) are all the forms and modes of higher education, in which the publicly-recognized study programme in whole or in part is carried out in a country other than the holder of a higher education study programme is based.
With the Criteria for International Cooperation in Higher Education, the Agency defines the criteria and conditions for the implementation of THE, thus ensuring that the THE carried out by the THE provider is equivalent to the accredited or publicly recognized study programme or to its part, in its home country. In the case of THE, no accreditation or evaluation procedure applies, for the study programme has already been accredited or publicly recognized (in the Republic of Slovenia or abroad), and consequently, it is already part of a higher education system.
In the procedure of entering in the public record kept by the Agency, the appropriateness of the THE contract or the fulfillment of the conditions is assessed. The official document on the successfully completed THE carried out in the Republic of Slovenia as part of a foreign higher education system is considered as a foreign official document and is therefore the subject of a procedure governing the validation and recognition of education in the Republic of Slovenia.