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Published On: May 27th, 2022

Kosovo and Northern Macedonia cooperate to increase the quality of higher education

The Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA) and the Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ASCAL) in Northern Macedonia have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in Skopje, which envisages the interstate cooperation in raising the quality of higher education.

On the Kosovo side, the agreement was signed by the director of KAA, Naim Gashi, while for the Northern Macedonia, the agreement was signed by the director of ASCAL, Agim Rushiti.

The agreement was signed during a visit to the counterpart agency of Northern Macedonia, by a delegation led by the Chairwoman of the State Council of Quality (SCQ), Professor Hasnije Ilazi. Part of the delegation was also SCQ member Professor Krenare Pireva-Nuçi.

This agreement will contribute to increasing the quality of higher education and advancing academic studies in both our countries, and the continuous improvement of the quality of higher education institutions. He added that the Memorandum is aimed at promoting the implementation of European standards and procedures (ESG) in higher education systems and cooperation in meeting the criteria and recommendations of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and the European Register for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (EQAR);

The Memorandum signed today states that “KAA and ASCAL are committed to cooperating in the exchange of good experiences between the two countries in the field of quality assurance in higher education; Exchange of information about the quality, results and accreditation of Higher Education Institutions and the programs they offer; Promoting exchanges of academic staff and students engaged in accreditation processes in both countries (as members of the external evaluation team); Joint application in regional and international projects in the field of quality assurance in higher education; Exchange of knowledge about regulations, guidelines, manuals or any other legal act regulating the field of quality assurance in higher education; Exchange of staff for the exchange of experiences between them“.

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