The mission of the Higher Education Initiative for Southeastern Europe (HEISEE) is to enhance the quality of higher education in the region.

In fulfilling this mission, HEISEE will:

  • Promote and assist in developing the highest quality teaching among HEISEE institutions;
  • Stimulate excellence in institutional management and governance through appropriate degree programs and continuing professional education seminars;
  • Build institutional research capacity and encourage collaboration among institutions and individuals in studying about and doing research in the field of higher education;
  • Serve as a regional repository for data dealing with higher education;
  • Develop networks to share and determine best practices in all facets of higher education;
  • Provide expertise and consultation on the development of higher education policy and on the solving of problems related to the operation of higher education institutions; and,
  • Promote the understanding, development, and implementation of public service and outreach (PSO) in the higher education community.

In fulfilling its mission, HEISEE will be guided by principles of:

  • professional integrity,
  • transparency,
  • equity,
  • cooperation,
  • inclusiveness,
  • mutual respect, and
  • cultural understanding