1 December 2017

Formation of the independent quality assurance system discussed on December 1 at the National Institute of Higher Education. The seminar was organized jointly by the NEO Belarus and the National Institute of Higher Education within the framework of technical assistance mission. The moderator of the event was Nikolay Listopad, coordinator of ERASMUS+ Program in Belarus.

The seminar was attended by representatives of higher education system, other interested persons, experts of higher education institutions of Belarus.
The problem of ensuring the quality of higher education is a worldwide problem caused by the massivization and commercialization of higher education. It is very important for the Republic of Belarus to analyze and transform international experience in ensuring the quality of higher education, to adapt it in relation to domestic realities.
During the day, experts and specialists shared experiences with participants in the field of quality assurance of higher education, their new promising developments.Igor Titovich, vice-rector for scientific and methodological work of the Republican Institute of Higher Education, spoke in detail about the practice of optimizing procedures for ensuring the quality of higher education in the Republic of Belarus. Lyudmila Khukhlyndina, the head of the Main Directorate for Educational, Scientific and Methodological Work of the Belarusian State University, introduced the system of quality assurance by the example of the country's leading university.
Of particular interest to the seminar participants was the report of Nora Skaburskiene, director of the Center for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (Lithuania). She spoke about the approaches of the European Union in ensuring the quality of higher education, and also shared her experience in implementing an independent system for ensuring the quality of higher education on the experience of Lithuanian universities.

All participants of the seminar were provided with a Newsletter prepared by NEO in cooperation with National HEREs