Survey Visit in Kyrgyzstan

Survey Visit in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, 28th March - 3rd April 2012


From 28th March to 3rd April the project coordinator Alfredo Squarzoni and the project manager Angelo Musaio carried out a survey visit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and met the project partners of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

The main aim of the visit was to have a clear knowledge and understanding of the ‘state of the art’ of the quality assurance of study programmes in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan and in particular of:

  • the standards for the quality assurance of study programmes in the two partner countries (and their compatibility with the proposed DoQuP standards);
  • the ‘official’ documentation  required by the competent Ministries for the documentation of the activities and results of study programmes;
  • the ‘official’ documentation managed by Universities to document activities and results of study programmes;  
  • the procedures and facilities for the collection, elaboration and presentation of the required documentation;
  • the level of computerization of the required documentation.

On 28th, 29th and 30th March the visitors met the contact persons and other representatives of the Kyrgyz partners: Kyrgyz National University n.a. Jussup Balasagyn, Bishkek Academy of Finance and Economics, Naryn State University, Education Network Association, on the premises of the Kyrgyz National University.

The project coordinator presented and commented the goal, the objectives and the workpackages and associated deliverables of the DoQuP project.

The Kyrgyz partners presented the national educational system, the management system in Kyrgyz Universities, the national quality assurance system and the internal quality assurance system of each partner University.

The meeting with the Kyrgyz partners ended with a discussion on the possible problems and solutions as for the implementation of the DoQuP project in Kyrgyzstan.

On 29th March the project coordinator and the project manager met also the Kyrgyz Minister of Education and Science. After a short presentation of the project aims by the project coordinator, the Minister confirmed the high interest of his Ministry on the project and assured its full involvement and cooperation for the project success.

The project coordinator and manager met the Kazakh partners on 2nd and 3rd April, always on the premises of the Kyrgyz National University. The Kazakh partners represented were: the Kazakh National Technical University n.a. K.I.Satpayev, the Eurasian National University n.a. L. Gumilev, the Kazakh Ablai Khan University for International Relations and World Languages, the Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering, the Independent Kazakhstan Quality Assurance Agency for Education and the National Center for Assessing Quality of Education.

The meeting followed the same programme of the meeting with the Kyrgyz partners.

The meetings have provided the project coordinator and manager of a clear knowledge and understanding of the educational and national quality assurance systems in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan and of the systems of internal quality assurance in the partner Universities.

Furthermore the meetings have been an important occasion for the team-building promotion among the Kyrgyz partners and the Kazakh partners.