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European experts assessed the quality of education in Kazakhstan

13 March, 2018, 09:27 219
European experts assessed the quality of education in Kazakhstan

The European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) hold an International seminar on professional development of experts in Astana.

The Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR) together with the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) hold an International seminar on professional development of IAAR experts in Astana, the press service of the Government reports.

The International seminar of IAAR and EQAR was organized on the base of the Kazakh National Choreography Academy.

The main speakers at the seminar were EQAR President, Karl Dittrich, Director of Higher Education, Dutch Inspectorate for Education, Hendrik Michael (Erik) Martijnse, IAAR Director, Alina Zhumagulova and Chairman of the Expert Council of IAAR, Marina Skiba.

“The main goal of the international seminar is to form a professional community for external evaluation of HEIs of Kazakhstan and to upgrade the qualifications of IAAR experts to explain the latest trends in the Bologna process,” says the release.

The seminar the following issues were considered, such as: the importance and progress of the Bologna process, the role of EQAR in ensuring the quality of education, politics and universities: problems and ways of ensuring quality, approaches to the formation of the report on external quality assurance, assessment of education and quality of reports, role of experts in accreditation.

“The seminar will allow the expert community to assess the educational programs at a higher level and apply its professional skills in the process of independent international accreditation. At the end of the international seminar, experts will be awarded certificates of professional development,” says the message.

EQAR has been a key organization since 2005 that ensures the further development of the European Higher Education Area by increasing the transparency of quality assurance and providing information on agencies operating in European countries. June 20, 2017 by the decision of the Registration Committee, the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating was included in the European register of quality assurance agencies. Entering the EQAR is the highest achievement and recognition for accreditation bodies. Today, the European Quality Assurance Register includes 44 agencies from 22 countries. Kazakhstan became the 23rd country from 48 countries participating in the Bologna process. Obtaining the IAAR status of a recognized agency is a confirmation of compliance with its high international standards and evidence of trust.