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Foundation “Academic Information Centre”

Foundation “Academic Information Centre”(AIC, Latvia, Riga)

Latvian Academic Information centreis a non-profit institution founded by the Latvian Ministry of Education and Science and by the Institute of Informatics and Computer Science of the University of Latvia.

AIC fulfills two major national and international functions:

  • AIC is the Latvian member to the European networks of information centres for academic recognition centres - the ENIC network of the Council of Europe ( and UNESCO ( and the NARIC network of the European Union
  • AIC serves as the Latvian National Observatory in the network of National Observatories of the European Training Foundation ( National Observatories are aiming at studies of national Vocational and training systems and labour market in order to provide information to both EU institutions and national education policy makers.

According to the amendments of the Law on Higher Education Institutions (LatvijasVestnesis 257 (5137)) and the fact that regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 407, 408 and 409 (14.07.2015) have entered into force, the Academic Information Centre (AIC) establishes the Quality Agency for Higher Education (QAHE). 

QAHE operation is based on the following values:

  • Objectivity;
  • Transparency;
  • Nuetrality;


To promote the quality of higher education thus increase the international competitiveness of the Latvian higher education. 


To ensure the implementation of external quality assurance system in the Latvian higher education according to the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area as well as to promote improvements in the internal quality assurance systems in the HEI, study directions and study programmes thus promoting the acknowledgement and recognition of Latvian higher education.