24th Annual Conference ‘Qualifications for the Labour Market’ – Speakers!
The 24th Annual Conference of EURASHE ‘Qualifications for the Labour Market‘ will take place on 15-16 May 2014 in Yerevan (Armenia).
Join the following speakers in Yerevan:
Prof. Andreas G. Orphanides, President of EURASHE, Rector of European University Cyprus (Cyprus)
Armen Ashotyan, Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia (Armenia)
Aram Simonyan, Rector of Yerevan State University (YSU), Chair of the Rectors’ Council of Armenian State Higher Educational Institutions (Armenia)
Hovhannes Tokmajyan, Rector of Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction (YSUAC) (Armenia)
Jim Allen, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market, Maastricht University (Netherlands)
Raimund Hudak, Professor at Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University Mosbach (DHBW), CEO of Synesis GmbH (Germany)
Patrick Leushuis, Senior Policy Advisor Higher Education & Labour Market at Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (Netherlands) (tbc)
Slava Pevec Grm (Slovenia), senior expert in the Qualifications and Learning Outcomes, CEDEFOP project
Rok Primožič (Slovenia), Chair of the European Students’ Union (ESU)
Javier Calderón Beltrán (Spain), Education and Training WG Chair, BUSINESSEUROPE (tbc)
Mike Grey, EC Futures Team Leader, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Coventry University (United Kingdom)
Further information on the rationale, the programme, the registration as well as travel and accommodation information on the page of the conference here
9th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) – Call for Contributions!
The 9th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) will take place on 13-15 November 2014 in Barcelona (Spain) at the University of Barcelona. ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE, the co-organisers, have now issued a call for contributions.
This year’s edition will also include a plenary session on the results of HAPHE (Harmonising Approaches to Professional Higher Education in Europe) and first outcomes of PHExcel (Testing the Feasibility of a Quality Label for PHE Excellence). Both projects are coordinated by EURASHE.
EURASHE members and professional higher education institutions are encouraged to contribute to the 9th EQAF.
IDEAS collection of case studies impacting equity
EURASHE is taking part in the IDEAS initiative aiming at Identifying Effective Approaches to Enhancing the Social Dimension of Higher Education.
The first stage of this project is to gather case studies that have a demonstrable impact on improving equity in higher education.
Following this collection of case studies we will analyse them by creating a typology of intervention and further refining the criteria and characteristics of each intervention. Finally we will create a toolbox of effective approaches and widely promote them through a lecture tour in 10 institutions in Europe.
Participate in the collection of case studies improving equity with the IDEAS grid!
Contribute to the 2015 Trends Report
The European University Association (EUA) is currently preparing its next Trends Report, to be published in time for the Bologna Ministerial meeting in the spring of 2015 in Yerevan (Armenia).
EUA has been conducting its Trends surveys, which aim to feed an institutional perspective into European higher education policy discussions, since 1999 (view Trends 2010 here). Over time, these reports have become sources of information and reference for policy makers and the higher education community. The 2015 Trends survey will concentrate on learning and teaching in European higher education.
The institutional questionnaire was launched in January 2014, and EUA is now inviting higher education institutions from all over Europe to participate in the survey.
If you think your institution may be interested in participating, please contact the Trends team at email@example.com. The questionnaire is aimed at the institutional leadership of higher education institutions. The deadline for submitting the questionnaire to the EUA secretariat is 30 April 2014.
More details on the Trends 2015 survey is provided in the information document and on the official page here.
EURASHE invites professional higher education institutions to take part in this new edition of the Trends Report.
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