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07.11.2018 EKKA will pilot assessment of continuing education

From this autumn EKKA will develop and start implementing a quality assurance system for continuing education. The two year project financed by the Ministry of Education and Research has two main objectives: To develop and launch a system for checking the compliance of providers registered in the Estonian Education Information System with relevant legislation. To…

30.08.2018 What are the implications of Euroacademy’s negative institutional accreditation decision for students and potential students?

What is institutional accreditation? The aim of institutional accreditation is to evaluate the functioning and management of a higher education institution as a whole, the effectiveness and management of provision of studies as well as research and development activities and the institution’s service to society. A positive accreditation outcome should give assurance that a higher…

30.05.2018 EKKA piloting thematic assessment in 2018

The Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education (EKKA) will conduct a thematic assessment in the second semester of 2018 on the learning and teaching experience of foreign students in Estonian higher education institutions. The objective of the assessment is to get an overview of best practices as well as shortcomings related to learning,…

04.04.2018 EKKA earned a positive ENQA review result

In autumn 2017, EKKA underwent an assessment by the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA). On the basis of a thorough Self-Evaluation Report  as well as interviews conducted in Tallinn, the review panel compiled an Assessment report  and the ENQA Board adopted in March 2018 the decision to renew EKKA’s ENQA membership until…

07.03.2018 EKKA’s new QA model integrates institutional accreditation and study programme group assessment elements as of 2019

Estonian higher education QA will undergo a major change starting from 2019, when the former system of parallel institutional accreditation and study programme group assessment will be replaced with a new – integrated model. The EKKA Assessment Council for Higher Education has adopted the following principles for future assessments: 1. to combine institutional accreditation with…

12.01.2018 EKKA’s assessments in the first semester of 2018

2018 will see last study programme group assessments taking place in higher education, with main focus on assessments of doctoral programmes. Euroacademy and Lääne-Viru College will undergo Institutional Accreditation for the second time. A record number of initial assessments (5) will also be taking place. In VET, 2018 is the closing year of one cycle…