Upcoming TAM: Quality assurance of masters programmes through the design of scientific -research competencies for master's level students (Kyrgyzstan)

Tuesday, 2 July, 2019 to Wednesday, 3 July, 2019

Currently, the Kyrgyz higher education system is undergoing quality assurance reforms, especially regarding master programmes. Although the master's level has been introduced in 2012, the universities in Kyrgyzstan are facing challenges when it comes to requirements for  master’s students scientific research work. The national standard for master’s provides a general approach for research competencies and the National Qualifications Framework, which also addresses this issue, is pending approval.

In this context, a seminar is scheduled for 2-3 July 2019 which aims to strengthen the quality of master’s programmes through the design scientific-research competencies for master's level students, in connection with the competencies expected for bachelor and doctoral students scientific skills.

Workshop participants will be able to:

• develop competencies in scientific research for master students and compare them with the competencies expected at the level of bachelor and doctoral studies;

• develop requirements for a scientific article developed during studies and a for the master's thesis,

• develop criteria for the evaluation of scientific work (publications and master's thesis)

The expert that will join this seminar is Kees Kowenaar, Senior Advisor International Strategy at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam, Netherlands, which also runs the MasterMind Europe project.