The proposed project is the first wide-scale project in Azerbaijan dealing with the introduction and maintenance of Internal Quality Assurance in 11 Azerbaijan Universities in line with the EU standards. This project offers completely different and strategic approach to the Quality Assurance System of the Universities compare to previous attempts. The project will enhance the universities management structure as well.
Consider in gall of these issues them overall aims of the project is to enhance the quality of higher education in Azerbaijan and to promote voluntary union with EU developments, to develope a model of principles, priorities,guidelines and procedures to improve and assess the quality.
The specific objectives of the project are :
To make a comparative analysis of current QA practices
To develop framework for quality assurance mechanisms in Azerbaijan higher education institutions.
To increase awareness on modern quality assurance tools and policies
To develop and establish common Quality Assurance System - ISO 9001.
To create online platform and user service charter
To enhance Quality Assurance Culture
To train quality assurance related administrative and academic staff
Develop a Model of Principles, Priorities, Guidelines and Procedures for internal management of QA for partner HEIs
In order to achieve these objectives systematic activities and implementation strategy was designed. A strong and articulated quality assurance plan is needed, as the compliance with EU standards is key for the success of the project.
Takin gup the wider objectives of Establishin and improving the Quality Assurance Centers in Azerbaijan HEIs , the project will support the exchange of knowledge and experience by increasing the exposure of the universties to European education standards, ESG.. Improving the qualification of staff in Azerbaijan will raise the quality of administration at the universities by assuring the quality on the one hand and the development of international cooperation in the larger society on the other.