Holding the ENQA 10th General Assembly in Armenia is another opportunity to raise our country's reputation in the international arena and especially in the European Higher Education Area, believes Director of the National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance (ANQA) Ruben Topchyan.
“We say quality assurance is a culture. This conference is an opportunity to get acquainted with the culture of our country, which can build confidence in our country and the educational system,” says Mr. Topchyan.
He is convinced that a few days that respective specialists representing EHEA countries will spend in Armenia, will be enough to prepare the ground for further cooperation.
"Authoritative accreditation agencies in EHEA, having gained confidence in our country, culture, and education system, can direct their country's universities to establish cooperation in our country," says Mr. Topchyan.
According to him, this is the logical continuation of the Ministerial Summit of the European Higher Education Area in Armenia in 2015; The Yerevan Communiqué emphasized student-centered education, and now the same discussion will continue in terms of quality assurance.
Speaking about the peculiarities of the conference to be held in Yerevan, Mr. Topchyan notes that there will be panel discussions with stakeholders.
The conference will discuss the future of quality assurance in higher education, what role ENQA and its members will play in future developments, what will be ENQA strategy for 2021-2025.
Besides, the participants will discuss the opportunities for regional cooperation and joint accreditations.
The ENQA 10th General Assembly will be held on October 17-18 at the Armenia Marriott Hotel.
On October 16, a pre-event entitled Discover Armenian Culture with ANQA will be held before the main conference, during which foreign guests will have the opportunity to get acquainted with several Armenian historical and cultural monuments, Armenian cuisine and several ritual traditions.
The organizers are ENQA and ANQA.