Online visit of AKKORK agency and ZEvA German agency reviewers' team to RUDN University26.06.20

On the 24-25th of June, within the framework of the procedure of external quality assessment and preparation for international accreditation of the higher educational program "Veterinary" (Specialist degree), an off-site visit to the RUDN University was held. The choice of the remote format of the assessment procedure was determined by the current challenging situation in the world caused by the spread of the novel COVID-19 virus. However, for AKKORK this format is not a new one - on the contrary, it is a well-adjusted procedure of many years of experience, which allows, through a thorough preliminary preparation and developed organization process, to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the implementation of the educational program.

The reviewers' team was formed by the Russian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Career Development AKKORK and the Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency ZEvA (Hannover, Germany). 
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Call for students for the ESU Quality Assurance Students Experts’ Pool 09.06.20

The Steering Committee of ESU Quality Assurance Students Experts' Pool now opens the call for 60 members for the Quality Assurance Students Experts’ Pool. The call is open to new applicants as well as to current Pool members.

Becoming a member of the pool will give eligibility to be nominated by ESU for quality assurance reviews and training,  and it provides an opportunity to gain more knowledge about quality assurance in Europe.More..

INQAAHE tailor-made training "Research Quality Framework: assuring research excellence in higher education institutions" 29.05.20

On May 20, 2020, the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE), as per the request of the Mongolian National Council for Education Accreditation and Higher Education Institutions, conducted a webinar training "Research Quality Framework: assuring research excellence in higher education institutions". The webinar was held as part of a series of specialized webinars organized by INQAAHE at the request of INQAAHE members dedicated to various aspects of internal and external quality assessment. The workshops are organized taking into account the members' requests, thus providing ready-made customized recommendations and solutions, tailored to the needs and peculiarities of a particular country.

Over 300 representatives of Mongolian universities participated in the workshop. The President of INQAAHE, Susanna Karakhanyan, along with the INQAAHE Board members  - Erika Soboleva, Director General of the Russian agency AKKORK and Angela Hou Yung Chi, Executive Director of the Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan delivered the training.More..

Director General of AKKORK joined the Evaluation, Certification and Accreditation Commission of Spanish Agency for Quality Assurance ACPUA23.04.20

Erika Soboleva, Director General of AKKORK, has been voted as an international vocal into the Evaluation, Certification and Accreditation Commission (CECA) of Aragon Agency for Quality Assurance and Strategic Foresight in Higher Education (ACPUA).

Created in 2005 the ACPUA is an autonomous body (public law entity) attached to the Department of Science, Higher Education and Knowledge Society of the Government of Aragon. It is a member of ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education) and it is listed on EQAR (European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education). It also belongs to INQAAHE (International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education) and ECA (European Consortium for Accreditation).More..

New issue of the magazine "Education quality" 30.03.20

New issue of the magazine "Education quality"
The key topic of the spring issue of the magazine is the upcoming INQAAHEForum 2020 and its agenda, which is devoted to the competencies formation of the Generation Z and its subsequent employabilitythrough classical and innovative approaches. As a tribute to the foreign participants of the Forumsome of the materials have been published in English and Russian.

The “Spotlight Interview” section features François Pernot, Vice President of ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education), in which he reveals the Association’s most significant ongoing projects and talks about changes introduced in response to new trends. Also this section contains an interview with Erika Soboleva, Director General of AKKORK, who told readers about the results of the Agency's external assessment by ENQA and the further process of deficiencies elimination. More..

Academic Rankings and International Accreditation 16.03.20

In keeping with the theme of Academic Rankings, AKKORK publishes a brief analytical note with a comparison of the two assessment systems.

Rankings

There are various methods of ranking Higher Education Institutions in academic rankings. They differ significantly from each other. More..

INQAAHE Board Announcement on INQAAHE Forum 2020 postponement04.03.20

Dear Participants and Speakers,

As you all with no doubt are aware,the outbreak of novel COVID-19 has now reached a number of new countries raising global concerns. The INQAAHE Board as well as the Forum 2020 host, AKKORK, have been actively monitoring the situation, not willing to prematurely postpone, due to the importance of the Forum and the significant benefits of gathering together.

However, the health and safety of our members is paramount and due to the current health and quarantine risks of COVID-19, and taking into account various travel restrictions placed on our participants the INQAAHE Board has taken a decision to postpone Forum 2020 till the last week of September 2020, from 28 until 30 September. The entire programme and all agreed arrangements will carry over into the new dates. More..

Round Table "Trust and Control in the Education System in the conditions of the "Regulatory Guillotine"14.02.20

On February 14, 2020, Erika Soboleva, Director General of AKKORK, participated as an expert in the round table "Trust and control in the education system in the conditions of the "regulatory guillotine", organized by the National Research University "Higher School of Economics".

The event was held in the framework of the Seventeenth Annual Conference Trends in Education Development: "How to plan and implement effective educational reforms", which was held at the Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences on February 13-15, 2020. More..

New issue of the magazine "Education quality"13.01.20

New issue of the magazine "Education quality"
At the end of December 2019, a new issue of the “Education Quality” magazine was released.

In the winter issue of the magazinein the "State policy"sectionwe bring to your attention materials devoted to plans for changes in the education control and supervision system in the light of the "regulatory guillotine".More..

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