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. Following the preliminary agreements, on the 25th of August two representatives of the National Center for Professional Development Quality Assurance (ANQA), Mr. R. Topchyan, the Director and Ms. S. Karakhanyan, the Head of Development and Enhancement Division, paid a two-day visit to the Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA) with the aim to promote experience exchange while establishing collaboration ties in the field of tertiary level quality assurance between the two countries. As part of the event, such tangible issues as accreditation concepts, principles, standards and criteria were discussed. Composition of expert panels, their responsibilities as well as evaluation methods were stressed out as the issues of utmost importance, which should consider the experience of international experts for smooth flow.
As a result of the visit a cooperation agreement (MoU) between the ANQA and PKA is projected to be signed. Strong collaboration ties with PKA will create prospects for expert exchange at international level and make conducting mutual accreditation possible.