On 8 November 2019, in Brussels Ministers of education of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg signed a declaration of intent on the automatic mutual recognition of higher education degrees.


Please note that the SKVC office will be closed on Friday, 1st of November for a Lithuanian public holiday.



29th October 2019 the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education is hosting experts from the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA): Dr. Jacques Lanarès (University of  Lausanne, Switzerland) and Michèle Wera (Quality Agency NVAO of the Netherlands and Flanders).


On 25 October, SKVC organized the second meeting of representatives of students associations named "Students Forum". This forum aims to create an institutional dialogue between student representatives and higher education policy implementing institutions.


An annual meeting of Baltic quality agencies in higher education and vocational education and training was taking place on 4-5th of September in Jaskonys (Lithuania). Meeting was organised by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC) and the National Education Agency. 


On 17 July 2019, Lithuanian Minister of Education, Science and Sports signed an Order approving the Regulations for External Evaluation and Accreditation of Studies, Evaluation Fields, and Indicators. The procedures of external evaluation and accreditation for ongoing studies under the new arrangements will be implemented from 1 January 2020.


On 21 June, representatives from three Algerian universities and Agriculture Academy of Vytautas Magnus University visited the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC). During the meeting with SKVC management, the activities of quality assurance agency and evaluation process of higher education institutions were discussed. 


On 30 May, representatives from Azerbaijan Ministry of Education and five universities visited the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC). The guests were mostly interested in Lithuanian experience of organizing external quality assurance in higher education institutions. 


On 22 May 2019 the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC) hosted an international conference of LIREQA project „Linking Academic Recognition and Quality Assurance“ as a final event of the project, co-financed by the European Commission. The conference was attended by more than 120 participants from 16 countries and also representatives of international organizations, including the European Commission. 


The Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC) together with the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport has organized several meetings in order to receive insights from various stakeholders for development of the Order of the study field assessment and accreditation procedures.

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