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10 August 2019
INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS ON QUALITY ASSURANCE, EDUCATORS AND POLICY MAKERS BROUGHT TOGETHER FOR THE JEAN MONNET CHAIR FINAL CONFERENCE
On August 9 and 10, 2019, International forum "Quality assurance: EHEA trends and innovations" was held at DSTU. It was the final event of the project Jean Monnet Chair on European Best Practices of Quality Assurance (JM4EQA).
The conference brought together Russian rectors, representatives of Russian, Turkish, Uzbek and Kazakh universities, Russian and European experts on quality assurance as well as educators and policy makers. Among the invitees, there have been representatives of the Government of Rostov Region, the Ministry of General and Professional Education of Rostov Region, Rossotrudnichestvo (Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation). The EU was represented by Marek Francowicz, the expert on Higher Education reforms; coordinator for Quality and Internationalization at State Higher Vocational School in Tarnow and Associate Professor at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow; member of EURASHE Mission and Quality Working Groups; member of Development Cooperation Working Group of the Coimbra Group; member of the Work Group for Polish National Qualifications Framework, and Gerry O’Sullivan, the Head of International Progammes department of the Irish Higher Education Authority (HEA).
On the first day conference has been moderated by Nadezhda Kamynina, the rector of Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (Moscow), Executive Secretary of the Bologna Process Working Group at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Head of the Higher Education Reform Experts Group. There have been workshops of European experts and DSTU key staff of the Jean Monnet Chair: “Best European Practices in Quality Assurance”; “Strategic Approaches to Ensuring the Quality of Education in the Bologna Process”; “International Dimension and Quality Assurance: The Experience of Irish Universities”; “University Positioning in the Global Information Space: Strategies and Opportunities for Implementing Quality Assurance Standards in a Modern University”; “Implementation of European Approaches to Education at DSTU”.
On the second day of the conference various topics of Education Quality Assurance have been discussed during the following round tables: "Comparative Studies of Education Quality"; "Teaching Technologies for Education Quality Improvement" and “European projects for quality assurance”.

About the Jean Monnet Chair
The Jean Monnet Chair involved different teaching and research activities to provide knowledge of Bologna process, European integration and education quality assurance in the EHEA countries. For the most part project activity was aimed at implementing a course module on European best practices of independent quality assessment for the first-year master students of the study programme “Education measurement and quality assessment”. During the lifetime of the project there have also been held training seminars on Bologna Process implementation in Russia, best European practices on quality assurance and Tuning methodology. In the second year of the project realization it was developed and piloted an advanced training programme on European best practices of independent quality assessment for all interested parties. Teaching activities have been combined with field researches. The results are published in didactic materials and a monograph aimed to generalize the work results within the frameworks of the project.


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