The international seminar “Organization and development of Quality assurance system in HEIs and the process of accreditation: the experience of Norway and Kyrgyzstan” held on March 10th- 11th , 2017, was organized within a cooperation project between Norwegian and Kyrgyz universities.
That was the first major seminar on accreditation and quality assurance in HEIs in the Kyrgyz Republic. It was attended by about 200 people, of which the Ministry of Education and Science, over 150 representatives of all universities of the Kyrgyz Republic (rectors, vice-rectors), representatives of colleges, as well as accreditation agencies, and other international experts.
More information about the speakers of the seminar is HERE…
The seminar was covered by local mass media, including AKIPRESS (news HERE), Public Rating (article HERE and page HERE), Zanoza.kg (article HERE), and internal press departments of AUCA (news HERE), and the Kyrgyz National Agrarian University (news HERE).
The first day of the seminar in AUCA was broadcast live via AUCA TV channel on Youtube, and had over 300 viewers Records of reports and discussion panel are HERE...
All records, including records of the live streaming can be found in the Program of the Seminar.
The seminar was funded by SIU (Norwegian Center for International Cooperation in Education) and American University of Central Asia (AUCA).
Preparation to the seminar. The major topics of the seminar were proposed by a a focus group, held in December, with rectors and vice rectors, heads of quality assurance departments. The focus group emphasized the seminar should address concerns related to the Ministry's intentions related to implementation of Bologna's reforms, the implementation of quality assurance systems, and independent accreditation. The interest generated during this focus group matched the seriousness with which the government is actively discussing such matters.
Report of the focus-group discussion is HERE…
The program of the Seminar is HERE.