The Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education wishes Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
On the 3rd of December the annual meeting of the ENIC/NARIC centers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania took place online. Such meetings are usually held in the first quarter of the year, at the one of the countries. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the date and format of the meeting were changed.
External evaluations of study fields has been launched, on the basis of which study fields will be accredited. Visits of international expert panels to higher education institutions will take place in November-December this year and the scope of evaluation will cover 8 study fields – dental hygiene, electrical engineering, history, literature, mechanical engineering, art history, regional studies and transport engineering.
The Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC) informs that as of 28 October, in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, visitors will temporarily be served remotely. Consultations will be provided by phone and email, while applications will be accepted online. Applications for academic recognition of foreign qualifications are accepted via the Electronic Recognition Area (EPE IS).
Today the third meeting of the I-Comply project partners took place. The partners discussed the work done and further planned to improve academic recognition across the countries. The representatives of Estonia, Denmark, France, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, and Ukraine participated at the meeting.
On 3 August, in Vilnius, the Minister of Education, Science and Sport of Lithuania Algirdas Monkevičius and the Minister of Higher Education and Science of Poland Wojciech Murdzek signed an agreement between the Government of the Republic of Lithuania and the Government of the Republic of Poland on mutual recognition of qualifications concerning higher education and periods of study.
Aurelija Valeikienė, Deputy Director of SKVC, participated in a meeting of the international Micro-credentials Consultation Group organized by the European Commission by the means of a video conference. During the discussion, the definition of micro-credentials and the instruments ensuring their transparency were discussed.
We invite holders of foreign secondary qualifications who are aiming for admission to state funded places in the Lithuanian universities and colleges to apply with our office for recognition and conversion of grades. Starting from this year, all applications to the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC) should be submitted online at https://epe.skvc.lt/.
Changes caused by the pandemic COVID-19 will be taken by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education into account while providing recognition of the 2020 acquired foreign access qualifications to higher education. Decisions regarding recognition of the qualifications will be taken with regards to the requirements set for the qualifications to enter higher education in their home countries this year.