|Project Title||TUCAHEA: Towards a Central Asian Higher Education Area: Tuning Structures and Building Quality Culture|
|Country||Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan|
|Overall Project Value(EUR)||Not Assigned|
|Project Start – Project End||October 1, 2012–October 14, 2015|
Funding and Implementing Organizations
|Origin of Funding||European Union|
|Implementing Organization / Consortium||
1. University of Groningen,
|Contact / Team Leader / Project Team||
Coordinator Ann Katherine Isaacs: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Summary, Objectives and Results
As a result of the Bologna Process, the educational systems in all Eropean countries are in the process of reforming. This is the direct effect of the political decision to converge the different national systems in Europe. For Higher Education institutions, these reforms mean the actual starting point for another discussion: the comparability of curricula in terms of structures, programmes and actual teaching. This is what Tuning offers. In this reform process the required academic and professional profiles and needs of society play an important role.
|Components of the Education Process||Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Mobility and international exchange|
|Occupational Field||Not applicable|
|Target Groups||Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Standardisation, Certification, Accreditation Bodies|
The principal outcomes will be to extend knowledge of the worldwide Tuning process, involving the Central Asian area directly in Tuning’s broad international context;
to enhance knowledge of existing quality and recognition tools as a basis for further elaboration;
to carry out consultations on both generic and subject specific competences, to produce a number of Tuning Subject Area reports;
to produce competence/learning-outcomes-based descriptions of degree programmes using the Degree Profile template developed by Tuning and the ENIC-NARIC Network;
and more generally to creating a basis for a Central Asian Higher Education Area, developing premises for a Central Asian Qualifications Framework and Credit System.
To contribute to building a Central Asian Higher Education Area [CAHEA], aligned with the European Higher Education Area [EHEA], able to take into account and valorise the specific needs and potentials of the Region and of the partner countries, thus responding to the needs of the higher education community and society at large.
Building on the Tuning methodology developed worldwide by academics in collaboration with students, graduates, administrators, employers and ministries.
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