Due to the initiative of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Republic of Poland Ashot Galoyan, strong ties between the Armenian and Polish tertiary education quality assurance agencies are established.
Muzio M. Gola, the Vice rector for Quality, Evaluation and Accreditation of Polytechnic of Torino was the guest of ANQA. The guest presented the international and Italian experience of quality assurance, but he noticed that in this area the Nederland had the best practice. According to Muzio M. Gola, the best way of quality assurance and evaluation in national level is the localization, adaptation and application of good practices of European countries.
ANQA carries on meetings with the representatives in the field. On 17 July, the director of National Centre for Vocational Education and Training Enhancement, Mr. Samvel Pipoyan was invited to ANQA. He presented the main directions of the VET reforms at the implementation of which the activity of their centre is aimed. These directions include the development of national educational standards and subject syllabi, teaching staff training, and integration into the international developments. He also informed that they are developing about 10.000 occupation descriptors. According to S. Pipoyan, the descriptors will form a better idea about the VET system of Armenia and the demanded professions.
The National Centre for Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation (ANQA) has developed an on-line questionnaire for creating an information database on educational institutions and launching cooperation with the institutions. To collect comments and suggestions, the questionnaire was sent to several HEIs representatives responsible for cooperation with ANQA, and these institutions are anticipated to fill in the questionnaire by the 1st of July.
On 12 June 2009, the National Centre for Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation (ANQA) was granted an associate status within the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) by the Board of the Association.