Jolanta Silka is the Deputy Head of the Higher Education Quality Assurance Department (Latvian Higher Education Quality Agency). Jolanta has been awarded the degree of Master of Arts in Legal Linguistics, as well she has a professional higher education in education management and teacher qualification. She has been working as an expert in higher education issues for more than eight years in the Ministry for Education and Science of Latvia. Jolanta's main responsibilities were the development and introduction of policy in higher education and science, especially in quality assurance, including development of the Latvian national quality assurance agency, fostering international cooperation, and Bologna Process implementation in Latvia. She has been a member of the Study Accreditation Commission and the Commission for Licensing of Study Programmes, and has been an expert for reviewing of study programmes.