About HAHE

The Hellenic Authority for Higher Education (HAHE) was established in 2020 as the successor to Greece's Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency, which had operated since 2006. The Authority is an independent body with full administrative and operational autonomy and a legal supervision by the Minister of Education. It is governed by its President and Supreme Council. Quality assurance is managed by the Evaluation and Accreditation Council.

HAHE is a member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA).


The mission of HAHE is threefold:

  1. Contribution to the formation and monitoring of the national strategy for higher education
  2. Allocation of state funding to Higher Education Institutions (HEls) based on annual assessment
  3. Quality assurance including evaluation and accreditation of HEls and their study programs (SP).

HAHE aspires to support universities in their continuous effort to improve their educational and research activities and to increase their international visibility and status.

To fulfill its mission, HAHE maintains an integrated information system for the collection and management of higher education data (NISQA) and cooperates with international agencies and networks that are active in any domain related to its mission.

For more information please visit https://www.ethaae.gr/en/