On 6–7th of September representatives of the Center for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC) participated in the meeting of the quality agencies of the Nordic and Baltic countries. The meeting was organized by the Finnish Quality Agency (FINEEC) and took place in Porvoo, Finland.
An annual meeting of quality assurance agencies in higher education and vocational education and training this year was held on 30-31st of August in Kuldiga (Latvia). During this meeting every country has presented ongoing activities, current changes in their regulations, specific working methods and plans for the future.
Mr Almantas Šerpatauskas has been appointed as Interim Director of the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC). Until now, he worked as Head of the Study Programmes Evaluation Division.
Ms. Nora Skaburskienė is leaving her role as the Director of the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education on 22 August. She is leaving her post to take on new career opportunities.
At the meeting of ENIC and NARIC networks in Prague, Aurelija Valeikienė, Head of Lithuanian ENIC/NARIC, focused on "Linking Academic Recognition and Quality Assurance" (LIREQA), a research project about encouraging closer cooperation between ENIC-NARIC offices, HEIs and QA agencies in order to include recognition into internal and external quality insurance.
On 17-19 June, during the 25th annual meeting of ENIC and NARIC networks, the issues on social responsibility of higher education institutions, implementation of Bologna Process, automatic academic recognition of qualifications and practices of evaluation of qualifications held by refugees were discussed.
On 15th June 2018, the representatives of the SKVC participated in a meeting-discussion organized by the Vytautas Magnus University and the European University Association.
An international conference "20 years after Sorbonne declaration. Bologna Process in Lithuania and other European countries" was held on 11th of June, 2018.
On 8 June 2018, Ministers of Education of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia signed an intergovernmental Agreement on the automatic academic recognition of qualifications concerning higher education.
From the 2 May 2018, the Center for Quality Assessment in Higher Education will be issuing statements of recognition and recomendations for higher educations instutions, employers and institutions performing professional recognition only as electronic documents containing an e-signature.