On 2-3rd of April ANQA’s staff participated in the two day forum in Tbilisi on Education Quality Assurance and Internationalisation which was aimed at developing an implementation strategy and allowing the partners in Armenia and Georgia to continue the dissemination of the project results and to keep alive the co-operations started.
Local coordinator of the project, Anna Karapetyan welcomed the partners and at the end of the forum, summed up the project.
Armenian partner Universities: Yerevan State Medical University after Mkhitar Herarsi, State Engineering University of Armenia and its Vanadzor branch, shared their experience in pilot accreditation and quality assurance.
PICQA was a 3-year TEMPUS project that gave a chance to build a platform for cooperation between Armenia and Georgia and to achieve mutual understanding and trust. The project was a good opportunity for a real joint activity conducted by Georgia and Armenia together. The implementation of project was based on close cooperation with the universities to ensure their success and to make them really beneficial for the countries and communities.
The Project addressed selected societal challenges in the region: such as enhancement of the quality of higher education in both countries and the promotion of voluntary convergence with EU developments.
Reinforcing cooperation on these societal challenges was done through capacity building, networking, a regional dialogue, development and promotion of a model for external quality assurance systems, monitoring, support to policy and sustainable cooperation.