Today SKVC holds an international conference entitled “Development of Quality Assurance to Remain Fit for Purpose .
Every year SKVC organizes an international conference, on a chosen topic, dedicated to the country's academic community. This year, we will look at global and regional trends in external quality assurance in higher education; what are approaches to quality assurance and why they are used; how they change and respond to societal and labour market expectations; what is quality and what determines it; finally, what to expect in the future. Invited speakers include Mr. Gintautas Jakštas, Vice-Minister of Education, Science and Sport responsible for higher education and research; Dr. Susanna Karakhanyan, 7th President of INQAAHE (2016-2021) (Armenia – United Arab Emirates); Mr. Jakub Grodecki, Vice-President of European Student Union (Poland); Dr. Daniela Cristina Ghițulică, Vice-President of ENQA, Vice-President of ARACIS (Romania); Dr. Don F. Westerheijden, former senior research associate at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) of the University of Twente (The Netherlands); Dr. Eugenijus Stumbrys, Head of Research Policy and Analysis Unit at the Research Council of Lithuania; Mr. Vytautas Kučinskas, President of Lithuanian Student Union (Lithuania).
In a group of the main stakeholders, representing higher education institutions, students, employers, the Ministry, SKVC and its advisory institutions, during the afternoon session the current model of study quality assurance in Lithuania and how it could evolve in the coming years will be discussed. Conference participants come from different backgrounds, they are higher education leaders, students, administrators, lecturers, representatives of public administration institutions and other educational organizations.