Implementation of Education Quality Assurance System via Cooperation of University- Business-Government in HEIs

 

duration of the project: October 15th, 2017 – October 14th, 2020

EU Financing Program: European Neighborhood Instrument (Erasmus +: KA2 CBHE)

the amount of the Erasmus + grant (CBHE): € 815 296.30

target group: students, administrative and scientific staff, quality assurance professionals, business representatives, public authorities, associate partners.

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aim of the project:

The aim of the project is to improve education quality assurance systems through the development of efficient internal quality standards leading to students’ better employability in Partner Countries Universities. The internal QA system will be based on needs and capacities analysis in Kazakh and Ukrainian HEIs, experiences and best practices from the successful QA action line of the Bologna Process.

project objectives:

  • creation of 6 units of quality assurance, which combine quality assurance measures and support of the quality culture development among all participants;
  • implement internal quality guidelines and procedures aimed at improving educational programs and other activities;
  • increase the potential of the teaching staff involved in the quality assurance cycle;
  • modernization of internal information systems for quality assessment and improvement of quality assurance infrastructure;
  • develop a network of quality assurance experts through the collaboration of university-business-state, open to new members.

main activities:

  • to promote the creation of quality culture at various levels through motivation, trust, responsibility of students, institutional leadership, individual staff members;
  • to elaborate proposals for the design of programs for BSc and MSc with the involvement of all stakeholders;
  • to develop technologies of assessment quality of BSc and MSc programs; designed program should meet the objectives including learning outcomes;
  • to conduct training for the QA specialist and academic staff;
  • to improve affiliate network university-business-state through collaboration with the EU universities;
  • to enhance internal university information systems of quality evaluation;
  • to develop a corporate QA infrastructure based on ICT, on-line, mobile technologies.

expected results:

  • created QA units, developed set of standards, guidelines for internal quality assurance in higher education;
  • improved quality of activities (research, education, governance) on the basis of the study of procedures and processes of EU universities;
  • improved quality culture among students, academic staff, management and administration of the University;
  • developed affiliate network university-business-State through cooperation of QA agencies, professors, researchers, students with EU universities;
  • enhanced internal university information systems of quality evaluation and corporate QA infrastructure;
  • piloted internal QA policy, guidelines and procedures will serve as a basis for QA national standards by PC QA agencies.

 

partnership:

  • University of Craiova, Romania
  • University of Liege, Belgium
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Plovdiv University «Paisii Hilendarski», Bulgaria
  • University of Latvia, Latvia
  • University of Lorraine, France
  • High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (Hcéres), France
  • Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages
  • Kazakh University of Economics, Finance and International trade
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan
  • Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics, Ukraine
  • Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine
  • Donetsk State University of Management, Ukraine
  • National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine
  • Institute of Higher Education, NAES of Ukraine
  • National Agency for Quality Assurance  in Higher Education of Ukraine
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
     

contacts:
Project Manager
Iryna Sikorska
+380 50 6208193
i.sikorska@inbox.dsum.edu.ua