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Quality Policy

SKVC  is  a  public  administration  institution  that  implements  the  Lithuanian  state  research  and  higher education  policy within the limits of its competence. The  Center acts as an autonomous budgetary organization, established by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania on 24th January 1995. Regulations of SKVC were last amended and approved by the Order of Minister No V-1002 on 14 November, 2016. SKVC plans its activities taking into account the strategic goals of the long-term development of the state, the needs of the implementation of Lithuania's international obligations, and the expectations of the target groups. Our work is in line with the System of Quality Assurance for the Recognition Networks (SQUARE) and complies with the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG). In accordance with our status, SKVC is committed to all the principles of good public management, ethics of civil service, and our own values, as defined in our strategies.

To ensure continuous improvement of the quality of the Centre’s services, its management undertakes to:
  • follow the principles of legality, objectivity, transparency, timeliness and other principles in performing the evaluation procedures of higher education institutions, their study programmes and qualifications related to higher education and in taking decisions on the basis of data and information analysis;
  • provide detailed, timely and reliable information and consultations on issues related to the quality of HEIs activities, study programmes and qualifications related to higher education;
  • seek mutually beneficial cooperation with the applicants, partners and suppliers participating in the evaluation process;
  • take an active part in the activities of foreign institutions and organizations which implement quality policy in higher education and contribute to the promotion of the free movement of persons;
  • to adopt international expertise in its activities;
  • ensure opportunities for its staff to acquire high professional qualifications and competences;
  • increase the satisfaction of the staff with their work and encourage them to participate in the improvement of the quality management system and the Centre’s activities;
  • ensure a good working environment and provide the necessary resources for the attainment of quality policy objectives;
  • provide information to the pubic on the implementation of its objectives and activities;
  • improve its quality management system according to the requirements of its quality management model;
  • ensure yearly revisions and evaluation of its quality policy so as to keep it effective and efficient.