Last week we had the pleasure of participating in a workshop “Dialogue on national policy and development of institutional Quality Assurance system“, within the framework of the Project for the Enhancement of Quality Assurance in the Higher Education System in Moldova (QFORTE). The main area of focus of this project is the assurance of the quality of education in Europe.

It was a hybrid event, which was attended both online and in-person, at the State University of Moldova. During the workshop I delivered a talk about the Quality Assurance System in Spain.

The QFORTE project seeks to ensure that the views of the university sector are considered in nationwide political discussions on internal and external quality assurance. It will also support its members in developing internal quality systems and will promote institutional quality cultures.

The following topics were discussed during the workshop:

  • Good practices in institutional accreditation in EHEA.
  • The current methodology and guidelines for external institutional evaluation.
  • Discussion and recommendations for improving the education code and institutional accreditation of QA.

This initiative is funded with the support of the European Commission within the Erasmus + program in which we participate together with the University of Montpellier, FRANCE (UM) -UM, University of Leipzig, GERMANY (DE) – ULEI, European Policy Research and Development Institute, Maribor, SLOVENIA (EPDRI), the Central and Eastern European Network of Higher Education Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (CEENQA),Moldova State University (USM) – coordinator, Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova (ASEM), State University of Balti (USARB), State University of Cahul (USC), Comrat State University (KDU) ,Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts (AMTAP), University of European Political and Economic Studies (USPEE), National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research (ANACEC), Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova (MECRRM).

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Unviersidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.