An independent higher educational, academic body was established in northern Syria in 2016 with the aim of licensing and accrediting universities, institutes, and higher education institutions in Syria and around the world.
Higher Education Council is an academic body with an independent legal personality. Its mission is to formulate and implement the policy of higher education in Syria and to supervise all its academic and research institutions, both public and private, following the general policy of managing academic teaching standards.
Higher Education Council undertakes the following basic tasks proposing a policy for higher education in all its specializations and levels, setting the general policy for scientific research in universities and institutes, and directing it towards addressing social, economic, and cultural problems.
Higher Education Council works to raise the level and efficiency of universities and educational institutions that have obtained its accreditation.