Developing a European Approach for Comprehensive QA of (European) University Networks (EuniQ)

Project duration

15 May 2019 – 14 May 2021

Aim of the project

The EUniQ project supports QA agencies in addressing evolving methodological challenges. It intends to provide a roadmap for QA agencies to jointly develop QA methodologies, from a needs analysis to a developed QA approach. In this project, the policy integration of university networks and the establishment of European Universities will be the pertinent case studie

Project partners

  • Ministry of Education and Training, Belgium/Flemish Community
  • Ministry of Education, Sports and Science, Albania
  • Ministry of Education and Science, Bulgaria
  • High Council for the evaluation of research and Higher Education (Hcéres), France
  • Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, Georgia
  • Ministry of National Education, Romania
  • Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO)
  • National Centre for Professional Education Quality Assurance, Foundation (ANQA), Armenia
  • Swiss Agency of Accreditation and Quality Assurance (AAQ)
  • Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (SQAA)
  • Academic Information Centre (AIC), Latvia
  • Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ)
  • National Entity for Accreditation and Quality Assurance (NEAQA), Serbia
  • National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR), Italy
  • European University Association (EUA), Belgium
  • European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), Belgium
  • European Students’ Union (ESU), Belgium

Twinning – Support in strengthening the higher education system in Azerbaijan

Project duration

13 April 2018 – 12 April 2020

Aim of the project

The general project objective is to further develop Azerbaijan’s higher education system through aligning it with a competence-based education approach.

The project purpose is to increase the institutional capacities of the Ministry of Education, higher education institutions and the Accreditation and Nostrification Office for the continued introduction of the principles, mechanisms, tools and policies of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and to ensure their consistent implementation and application supporting the shift towards a student-centred system and learning outcomes approach.

Project partners

  • Ministry of Education, Azerbaijan
  • International center for Pedagogical Studies (CIEP) (coordinator), France
  • Academic Information Centre (AIC), Latvia
  • European Social Fund Agency (ESFA), Lithuania
  • Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre (MOSTA), Lithuania
  • Ministry of Education and Science, Lithuania

Quality Assurance System in Ukraine: Development on the Base of ENQA Standards and Guidelines (QUAERE)

Project duration

Aim of the project

QUAERE is aimed at contributing to current reform of Ukrainian system of QA in higher education. The consortium plans to solve the following problems and needs that are crucial for the partner country both at national and institutional levels: need in tools ensuring effective functioning of internal and external QA systems; need in capacity building of HEIs and national QA body through training of staff to use QA tools, establishment of organizational QA infrastructure and piloting internal and external QA models; low level of student involvement in university self-assessment processes; need to make the self-assessment mechanism an integral part of university functioning

Project partners

  • Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Koblenz-Landau University, Germany
  • ASIIN, Germany
  • CEENQA, Germany (AIKA participates in the capacity of a CEENQA member)
  • Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Lithuania
  • University of Patras, Greece
  • The Network University, The Netherlands
  • 10 universities from Ukraine

Linking Academic Recognition and Quality Assurance (LIREQA)

Project duration

1 December 2016 – 30 November 2018

Aim of the project

Project aims at contributing to fair recognition of qualifications by developing recommendations to relate academic recognition and both internal and external quality assurance

Project partners

  • NARIC centers: SKVC (coordinator, Lithuania), AIC (Latvia), EP-Nuffic (The Netherlands), NOKUT (Norway);
  • Quality Agencies: CTI (France), ANECA (Spain), AQU Catalunya (Spain);
  • Networks: European Association for Quality Assurance of Higher Education (ENQA);
  • Advisory Board: President of Intergovernmental Lisbon Recognition Convention Committee (LRC); representative of ESU (European Student Union); representative of higher education institutions, coming from EUA; External expert, former member of NARIC Advisory Board.

European Social Funds project “Support for Meeting the Requirements Set for EQAR Agency”

Project duration

8 March 2016 – 7 September 2019

Aim of the project

The aim of the project is to ensure the support for meeting the requirements set for European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education – EQAR, including raising the quality of the Agency activities and strengthening its capacity

Project partners

  • Council of Higher Education
  • Lithuanian Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education
  • BA School of Business and Finance
  • Baltic International Academy
  • Daugavpils University
  • Liepaja University
  • University of Latvia
  • Mechanics and Technology College of Olaine
  • Riga Aeronautical Institute
  • Riga Building College
  • Rīga Stradiņš University
  • Riga Technical University
  • Ventspils University College
  • Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences