By Decision 2020/5 / XI / 2 of 22 May 2020, the Hungarian Accreditation Committee decided to expand its accreditation portfolio and undertook to initiate the recognition of medical education at the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME), a global quality assessment board. The expansion of the accreditation portfolio ensures the competitiveness of Hungarian medical education, also contributes to the support of the internationalization of higher education and results in the incorporation of additional international accreditation standards. In addition to the Health and Medical Committee, the MAB also directly involves Hungarian medical training places in the process. The MAB has applied for the WFME accreditation process in order to obtain accreditation by 2024.
The accreditation process of the MAB for doctoral schools, introduced in September 2019, is based on the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG). The new accreditation process based on these quality assessment principles treats doctoral schools as sources of learning that are dedicated to quality. Quality assurance is the responsibility of the institution and the doctoral school, while the MAB to evaluate their activities in this regard.
The MAB established the following procedures for the external quality assurance of doctoral schools:
Periodical verification of quality: the MAB performs accreditation for existing doctoral schools every five years at the request of the relevant higher education institution.
Establishment of new doctoral schools: pursuant to Section 71/B(d) of Act CCIV of 2011 on national higher education and Section 6(3) of Government Decree 387/2012 of 19 December 2012 on doctoral schools, doctoral procedures and habilitation, the MAB contributes an expert opinion to the relevant public administration procedure at the request of the Educational Authority.
Adding a new branch of science to a doctoral school: pursuant to Section 6(4) of Government Decree 387/2012 of 19 December 2012 on doctoral schools, doctoral procedures and habilitation, the MAB contributes an expert opinion to the relevant public administration procedure at the request of the Educational Authority.
The evaluation by MAB of applications for the title of university professor serves to ensure high quality academic staff in leadership positions overseeing research and research-based teaching as well as doctoral education and training at universities.
The evaluation is conducted by experts via TIR database on set criteria [ezt linkelni a bírálati útmutatóhoz] on the applicant’s academic teaching, research and publishing background on the national and international level. The expert evaluations are discussed in field-specific expert committees and subsequently in the Expert Committee for University Professor Applications, which ensures the consistent interpretation of the criteria. The decision is passed by the MAB Board.
Documents for university professor applications (after 1 September 2020)
The MAB has an Appeals Committee established in line with Act CCIV of 2011 on national higher education and Government Decree 19/2012 of 22 February 2012 on certain aspects of quality assessment and improvement in higher education to ensure that a new expert opinion to be formulated by the MAB on the same issue or regarding the same person in the context of a single process is formulated on the basis of unbiased and objective considerations. Remedy against decisions of the MAB Board may be sought through request for appeal. Concerns regarding any other aspect of the processes of the MAB may be addressed through complaints. A request for appeal must be submitted by the rector of the institution lodging the appeal, while anybody may make a complaint. Request for appeal regarding regarding new programme applications must be submitted to the Educational Authority. Request for appeal regarding university professor applications must be submitted to the Ministry for Innovation and Technology.
The purpose of the institutional accreditation process is to verify and certify that higher education institutions (HEIs) operate in line with the quality assurance guidelines and standards of the European Higher Education Area. Institutional accreditation is intended to provide assurance that the HEI in question functions in line with the ESG 2015 (Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area), has a quality assurance system in place which monitors and assesses compliance with the standards on an ongoing basis, and uses the assessment results to actively develop actions and processes to promote implementation of the standards.
If you are interested in any further details about the institutional accreditation procedures, please inquire at the following e-mail address: email@example.com
The procedure for evaluating applications for new programmes is a regulatory process for the registration of the launch of a higher education bachelor programme, master programme or a tertiary vocational programme. It is initiated by the relevant higher education institution with the Educational Authority. The Educational Authority invites the MAB to prepare an expert opinion on the documentation submitted. The expert opinion is formulated on the basis of the evaluation criteria informed by the ESG standards.
Hungarian higher education institutions and the MAB have a common objective: to make higher education competitive and eminently quality-oriented. In the course of adapting our processes to the standards and mindset of ESG 2015, the guidelines for evaluating new programmes and evaluation criteria have been revised.
Applications for Bachelor programmes, Applications for higher education vocational programmes, Application for Master’s programmes, Applications for teacher training programmes.
If you are interested in any further details about the program evaluation procedures, please inquire at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Programme establishment is a regulatory procedure for the initial registration of higher education bachelor and master programmes, and of higher education vocational programmes. It is initiated by the relevant higher education institution with the Educational Authority. After procuring the documents required for the establishment of a new programme, the applicant submits its application to the MAB, which prepares an expert opinion. Once the expert opinion is issued, the institution can then request that the Educational Authority enter the bachelor programme, master programme or higher education vocational programme in the new program of higher education qualifications.
Education and learning outcome requirements for Bachelor programmes, Education and learning outcome requirements for higher eduction vocational programmes, Education and learning outcome requirements for Master’s programmes.