Quality Assurance


Name of Expert

Andrejs Rauhvargers

Date of Visit

19-21 October, 2015


  • Newly adopted revised Standards and Guideline for the quality assurance (ESG) in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) – regarding the external quality assurance;
  • Newly adopted revised Standards and Guideline for quality assurance (QA) in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) – regarding the internal QA of inside the Higher education institutions;
  •  Developments needed in Ukraine in order to establish a national higher education QA agency which would meet requirements to enter the EQAR register (European Register of Quality Assurance)
  • Achievements of Various Countries in Implementation of Bologna Process in all the Variety of the Bologna Action Lines


Objectives of the visit

Recommendations and competencies obtained for implementation of QA system in Ukraine: development of QA procedures (external and internal levels); changes in organization of education process in line with QA; establishment of standards for education programme accreditation

Format of the activity (seminar, training, etc.)

Seminar including presentations by expert and discussion of the Ukrainian higher education leaders

Brief description of activities conducted

  • Presentations by expert on the above themes,
  • Discussions of participants and expert after presentations on each theme
  • Debriefing and conclusions

Participants targeted (HERE/others – please indicate the functions of those who benefited from the TAM and approximately how many)

HERE team, representatives of the Ministry of Education and Sciences of Ukraine, incl. Accreditation Commission, Parliament of Ukraine, National Academy of Education Sciences of Ukraine, Ukrainian Association of rectors, Associations of Employers, Universities, approximately 60 participants

Main ‘take-aways’ from the perspective of the expert

Both the Ukrainian ministry of education and the higher education leaders are willing to establish a Ukrainian national QA agency that will be compliant to the ESG and thus will become eligible to become a member of the European QA Register for Higher Education (EQAR).

Due to the political situation in Ukraine since 2014 the Ukrainian higher education had very limited possibilities to properly implement the action lines of the Bologna process. At the seminar on 21-22 October, 2015 the leaders of the Ukrainian higher education however were informed about the implementation of the Bologna process in other countries, the achievements and failures.