The Council of Higher Education shall be an independent
institution which develops the national strategy in higher education
implements the cooperation between higher educational establishments state
institutions and the general public in the development of higher education
oversees the quality of higher education guarantees accepting of the best
decisions in issues related to higher education.
The Saeima shall confirm the Council of Higher Education
consisting of twelve members following proposal of Minister of Education
and Science. The following will delegate a representative into the Council:
Latvian Academy of Science, Council of Creative Unions, Association of
Leaders of Education of Latvia, Chamber of Commerce and Industry; the field
of higher education in the council shall be represented by one delegated
representative from the organizations of rectors, professors of higher
educational establishments and students approved by Ministry of Education
The Minister of Education and Science shall represent the Council in
cabinet meetings as follows his office (ex officio) as a member of the
Council of Higher Education.
The term in office for members of the Council of Higher Education
shall be four years, for representative of students organization - two
The work of the Chairman of the Council of Higher Education In
the Council of Higher Education shall be his/her main occupation.
All the resolutions adopted by the Council of Higher Education
shall be available for any person interested in them.
The Council of Higher Education shall have the power of decision making on
issues related to higher education only as prescribed by this law. In
accordance with this law the resolutions adopted by the Council of Higher
Education shall be binding for higher educational establishments.
The Council of Higher Education has the right:
to be familiarised with the assessment and accreditation
documents of the study programme of any higher educational establishment;
to require extraordinary accreditation for any higher
educational establishment or for its programme of studies;
to require the information necessary for its activities
from higher educational establishments and state institutions.