On the 10th of June the Third Quality Forum took place. It was organised online by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (the Centre). This Quality Forum was dedicated to discuss the experiences of the first results of external evaluations of study fields that were performed in 2020.
Holders of foreign secondary qualifications who are aiming for admission to state funded places in the Lithuanian universities and colleges can now apply with our office for recognition and conversion of grades. The application form can be filled out and submitted online at https://epe.skvc.lt/.
The Center for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC) has successfully completed a training cycle of eight events for academic staff of higher education institutions – those who are in charge of study programme committees and teachers. The training received a lot of attention from universities and colleges - in total, 263 representatives of higher education institutions from all Lithuanian HEIs participated.
On the March 16th of 2021 the extended list of regulated professions in Lithuania entered into force. It now consists of 44 regulated professions, including the new added as medical geneticist, medical psychologist, optometrist, paramedic, radiology technologist, ambulance paramedic, advanced practice nurse and advanced practice pharmacist.
Vilnius Cooperative College (Vilniaus kooperacijos kolegija) is closing and will no longer be offering higher education. Its license for provision of higher education and activities related to higher education has been revoked by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Sports on 11 January 2021 (Order No V-45) after the notification and request by the college.
The Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education wishes Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
On the 3rd of December the annual meeting of the ENIC/NARIC centers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania took place online. Such meetings are usually held in the first quarter of the year, at the one of the countries. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the date and format of the meeting were changed.
External evaluations of study fields has been launched, on the basis of which study fields will be accredited. Visits of international expert panels to higher education institutions will take place in November-December this year and the scope of evaluation will cover 8 study fields – dental hygiene, electrical engineering, history, literature, mechanical engineering, art history, regional studies and transport engineering.
The Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC) informs that as of 28 October, in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, visitors will temporarily be served remotely. Consultations will be provided by phone and email, while applications will be accepted online. Applications for academic recognition of foreign qualifications are accepted via the Electronic Recognition Area (EPE IS).