Promoting Internationalization of Research through Establishment of Cycle 3 QA System in Line with the European Agenda (C3QA)

Project Overview

Project Title Promoting Internationalization of Research through Establishment of Cycle 3 QA System in Line with the European Agenda (C3QA)
Project Number Erasmus+ 574273-EPP-1-2016-1-AM-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP
Country Kazakhstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 500 001 - 1 000 000
Project Start – Project End October 15, 2016–October 14, 2019
Project Status Active

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) 888.433
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• Universite Francaise en Armenie Foundation (Armenia)
• National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation (Armenia)
• Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia (Armenia)
• Yerevan State University (Armenia)
• Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts State Non-Commercial Organization (Armenia)
• M. Auezov South Kazakhstan State University (Kazakhstan)
• Independent Kazakh Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (Kazakhstan)
• Ministry of Education and Science (Kazakhstan)
• Joint Stock Company Kazguu University (Kazakhstan)
• Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics (Ukraine)
• Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics (Ukraine)
• Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (Ukraine)
• Uniwersytet Jana Kochanowskiego w Kielcach (Poland)
• National University of Mongolia (Mongolia)
• Otgontenger University (Mongolia)
• Mongolian National Council for Education Accreditation (Mongolia)
• Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports (Mongolia)
• Universite Jean Moulin Lyon III (France)
• Universite Clermont Auvergne (France)
• Haut conseil de L’Evaluation de la Recherche et de L’Enseignemnt Superieur (France)
• Universidad de Alcala (Spain)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
  • Arayik Navoyan, French University in Armenia (project coordinator), 00 374 55 10-06-66
Beneficiary Universite Francaise en Armenie Foundation (Armenia)

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

C3QA is a three-year cross-regional and multi-partner structural project under EAC/A04/2015 call and Key Action 2 – Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education.

Objective: to contribute to the establishment of a knowledge-based society in Armenia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and Mongolia through the launch and operationalization of a robust quality assurance system for internationalization of Cycle 3 programs.

Project Objectives
  • To develop/update national policy frameworks for cycle 3 programs in line with the European integration agenda.
  • To build on the capacity of the systems to efficiently operationalize the internal and external quality assurance systems for Cycle 3 programs.
  • To establish an external and internal quality assurance systems to promote quality of Cycle 3 programs (leading to PhD degree).
  • To promote internationalization of Cycle 3 programs with joint efforts of the key stakeholders and cross-regional cooperation.
Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Quality assurance, Social Partnership
Occupational Field Not applicable
Target Groups Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
Related Projects

Not Assigned

  • Quality assurance system development.
  • Third cycle implementation.
  • Higher education internationalization.
Project Results
  • Regulatory frameworksfor Quality Assurance (QA) of cycle 3 programs developed.
  • National level guidelines, standards and procedures of QA for cycle 3 programs approved by the national authorities.
  • At least one cycle 3 program in each of 9 participating HEIs are pilot accredited by partner country EQA bodies.
  • Participating HEIs are equipped with necessary Quality Assurance equipment.

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