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NAQA Advisory Board Meeting

On October 14, meeting of the NAQA Advisory Board was held.

At the beginning of the meeting, NAQA Vice-Head Nataliia Stukalo conducted a general overview of the agency’s current activities under martial law. NAQA Vice-Head Olena Yeremenko told about the problems of accreditation of study programmes, which the agency faces with the start of accreditation this academic year. NAQA member Artem Artiukhov shared with the audience the details of the actions taken by the agency in the fight for academic integrity in wartime. Head of PR & International Cooperation department Albina Tsiatkovska made a presentation on the NAQA international and communication activities.

The meeting was moderated by the Chair of the Advisory Board, Ian Welch. During the discussion, Lennart Ståhle asked about the impact of war, constant shelling and destroyed buildings of higher education institutions on the accreditation procedure. Alison Johns asked about the opinion of the NAQA team regarding the biggest threats to the accreditation process. Zbigniew Marciniak told that during the meeting of the Council of Rectors of Poland, he received positive feedback about the NAQA activities. He also offered his help in expanding cooperation with Polish colleagues. Tomáš Foltýnek suggested strengthening cooperation with Czech agencies as well and informed the audience about the way Czech universities accept students from Ukraine. All members of the Advisory Board joined the discussion and expressed their support for the NAQA team.

NAQA is grateful to the members of the Advisory Board for their advice and contribution to the development of the quality assurance system of higher education in Ukraine.