The opening session of the QFORTE Project “Fortifying Higher Education Quality in Moldova” took place this morning. It was inaugurated by José Miguel Mateos Roco, Vice-Rector for Research and Knowledge Transfer of the University of Salamanca, accompanied by Prof. Salvador Rus Rufino, Director of the Quality Assurance Agency of the Community of Castilla y León and myself on behalf of the BISITE Group.
QFORTE is an initiative promoted by the Erasmus + Program of the European Union, coordinated by the State University of Moldova. This time it is being hosted by our research group. The project aims to study and research ways of improving quality in higher education institutions.
During his speech, Mateos Roco stressed that quality has become the path to formalizing communication and equivalence between different education systems, providing an adequate, stable and secure framework for the exchange of knowledge, research products and human resources.
Learning is determined by the set of processes. Therefore, quality in learning must be equivalent to quality in processes. This makes the higher education institutions’ drive and commitment to learning a transferable value across the academic world. It has been a fruitful day and we are looking forward to the others, as the event will continue until Wednesday, 10 November. Attendees will discuss, among other things: the evaluation and accreditation of university degrees, the evaluation of teaching staff, the institutional system of surveys, suggestions and complaints.