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On June 4, 2020, an online meeting was held with the partner of the project "Ukrainian quality assurance e.service for education", Donetsk National Technical University (Pokrovsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine).
Ensuring the quality of higher education is a requirement of modernity, an indisputable priority for the academic community and public education policy in countries of The European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and other developed countries.
Education and science affect all structural elements of any society, are a factor in its modernization, social, technological, and innovative development. They are also included in the parameters of national security. Without exaggeration, the future of the country depends on the quality of higher education.
One of the main tools for assessing the quality of Higher Education Institutions is regular student surveys conducting. Unfortunately, such surveys, particularly in Ukraine, have not yet become a daily practice for most Higher Education Institutions. Also, algorithms for the systematic application of their results have not yet been created.
The project "Ukrainian quality assurance e.service for education" aims to change the situation for the better by developing a technical and methodological solution for conducting surveys of students (also, if necessary, surveys of any other stakeholders, including graduates and employers) and creating an Independent Nationwide Research Portal for Quality Assurance in Higher Education.
On June 4, during an online meeting with the project partners, the stages of the pilot implementation of the portal and the main technical components were discussed. On the photo (top right) - Leonid Bachurin, the first vice-rector of Donetsk National Technical University; (bottom right) - Natalia Chenikalova, the head of the computer support department of the same university; (on the left) -Oleksandr Kostiuk, Director of Computer Center of NaUKMA.