Representatives of University of Defence at regional conference on quality assurance
02. 04. 2012
A regional conference “Quality Issues – Quality Assurance at Universities in the Region”, held in the Rectorate of Belgrade University on 30th March 2012, aimed at summing the results of TEMPUS-SIQAS project relating to the internal quality assurance at the universities of the Western Balkans. The University of Niš, which holds the responsibility for the project, with the associates in Serbia – the Universities of Belgrade, Novi Sad and Kragujevac, and the University of Arts in Belgrade and the State University of Novi Pazar, and the National Council for Higher Education, together with the European partners – University of Middlesex, Zilina and Sofia, presented the most important topics which SIQAS project had dealt with since 2008 and some other quality assurance projects for the universities in the region over last years.
Interactive workshops were also held as part of the conference programme in order to enable the participants to communicate directly with each other and exchange their experiences. The representatives of the University of Defence attending the conference expressed their interest in being involved in the TEMPUS projects dealing with different aspects of quality assurance. The participants pointed out that certain specificities of studying and study programmes at the youngest universities in our country may add considerably to improving the quality of higher education in Serbia and the region.
During the conference the representatives of the Universities of Defence had talks with their colleagues from other Serbian universities with which cooperation in the area of quality assurance had already been established. They also made contacts with foreign participants and exchanged experience with them.
Closing the conference, Project Coordinator Vice Dean of the University of Niš Prof Dr Vesna Lopičić stressed that the end of SQIAS project did not mean the end of work on quality, but quite opposite – its extension underlying continued and permanent quality improvement through new knowledge and new methods.
The conference was attended by Vice Rector for Quality and Development of the University of Defence Colonel Prof Dr Jan Marček, representatives of the University Committee for Quality assurance – Chairperson Assistant Prof Dr Nikol Lekić and Member Assistant Prof Dr Ksenija Đurić – Atanasevski, and Quality and Development Officer Major Dragan Bojanić.
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