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Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education (ASHE; in Croatian Agencija za znanost i visoko obrazovanje - AZVO) is a national agency for quality assurance in higher education and science, modeled on the practices of EU countries. ASHE is a full member of the umbrella European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and is listed in the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) since 2011. ASHE performs two fundamental tasks within the system of science and higher education in the Republic of Croatia: 1) providing official recommendation for higher education institution in order to get permit from the Ministry of Science and Education for performing scientific and education activities, but also official recommendation for higher education institutions in order to get permit for performing university or professional study programmes, and 2) involves enhancing the quality of science and higher education, which is officially performed through accreditation processes. The legal foundation for the ASHE's are the following documents: The Act on Scientific Activity and Higher Education, Guidelines for Quality Provision in Cross-Border Higher Education, The Act on Croatian Qualification Framework, and The Ordinance on the Content of a Licence and Conditions for Issuing a Licence for Performing Higher Education Activity, Carrying out a Study Programme and Re-Accreditation of Higher Education Institutions.

The agency is focused on aligning the scientific and educational activities within the national framework and harmonising Croatia’s higher education system with the European one. Special emphasize is on the quality of performance of the study programmes, as well as on increasing the recognisability and credibility of Croatian higher education diplomas, all aiming at increasing the mobility of students and teachers in the international educational environment and the labour market. Quality evaluation and assessment is conducted by an independent team of international experts-specialists from the field of the study programme that undergo evaluation process.

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Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb is the holder of all necessary national accreditations and permits issued by the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education on the basis of positive official recommendations issued by the Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education.