Established in 1994, the Higher Education Quality Evaluation Centre of Latvia (Augstakas izglitibas kvalitates noverteanas centrs, AIKNC) has three main groups of tasks:
The main aim of the Foundation is to organize examination and quality evaluation of higher education institutions and their study programmes using methodology recognized by the member states of European Union which includes: self-evaluation of higher education institutions and their study programmes; external evaluation by independent experts based on experts' visit to the higher education institutions; publications of evaluation results, continuous quality improvement process.
The objective and tasks of the Foundation are to provide consultations on issues of higher education institutions quality evaluation, to train experts involved in the evaluation and improvement of the higher education to solve the tasks of the evaluation and improvement of the higher education.
The objective of the Foundation is to collect, to preserve, to publish
and to disseminate information on the quality, licensing and accreditation of the higher education institutions and their study programmes, to carry out scientific research on higher education development, to participate in the projects aimed at improving of the quality, effectivity and accessibility of the higher education.