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Quality Assurance in higher education in Armenia
Yerevan, 4-5 June 2007
The seminar on ‘Quality Assurance in higher education in Armenia’, co-organised by the Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia and the Council of Europe, took place in Yerevan on 4-5 June 2007. It was attended by some 40 participants (representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia and higher education community).
The objective of the seminar was to:
o Take stock of the progress achieved in Armenia in ensuring quality in higher education;
o Provide expert assistance for further development of quality assurance system in Armenian higher education;
The seminar provided a clear overview of European developments in quality assurance in higher education as well as a welcome opportunity for Armenian public authorities and higher education community to consider the development of quality assurance at Armenian institutions.
Stock-taking demonstrated that Armenian national authorities have taken important steps towards building up national higher education quality assurance system. Notably, Armenia is currently in the process of setting up a national quality assurance agency.
Building on European experiences, the seminar helped to identify key strategies in building effective and efficient quality assurance system in Armenian higher education.
‘European Standards for Quality Assurance’ by Mr Bruno Curvale, ENQA
‘Internal quality development and assurance in HEIs’ by Ms Karin Riegler, EUA
‘Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Albania’ by Ms Dhurata Bozo, Accreditation agency for higher education, Albania
‘Expected outcomes of effective quality assurance’ by Bruno Curvale, ENQA