Webinar on the Initiative of European Universities

Webinar on the Initiative of European Universities
At the online event of the Hungarian Higher Education Accreditation Committee in March, the issues of quality assurance of joint programmes were addressed. Ferenc Takó, Head of the ELTE CHARM-EU Office, gave a speech about the lessons learned from the pioneering master’s programme "Global Challenges of Sustainability".

In addition to presenting the related institutional tasks, the invited speakers also shared their experience concerning the accreditation processes of the joint programmes. The keynote lectures of the webinar held in English were given by Daniela Cristina Ghitulica, Vice-President of ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education) and the Romanian ARACIS (Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education), as well as Ferenc Takó, Head of the ELTE CHARM-EU Office.

Ferenc Takó emphasised that the members of the CHARM-EU Association are engaged in the construction of a complex university structure, including management and operation. As part of this, the Global Challenges for Sustainability master’s programme, launched in the autumn of 2021, can be considered a kind of pilot programme. The head of the office presented the characteristics of the training, its particulars, the main methodological innovations, as well as the process of the international accreditation of the master’s programme.

The webinar also addressed the European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes supporting the implementation of the training, and the results of the ImpEA and EUniQ projects. The presentations and subsequent discussions covered various topics, such as the challenges of quality assurance of the joint programmes in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), harmonisation with the national frameworks, and cross-border quality assurance.

The online meeting was attended by the representatives of ministries and universities, domestic and international partner organisations, and the quality assurance agencies ENQA and CEENQA (Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies).

Source: MAB