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29 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 28495)  

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Title On site visit to HE institutions from Nis 
Description - In depth discussion regarding revised self evaluation report of the Medical Faculty Nis
- Report prepared by external evaluators aimed at enhanced quality of the institution

Partners & participants:
1 CoE experts and 1 HEI

Status Completed 
Date 09/11/2009 - 10/11/2009 
Location Nis, Serbia
Countries CoE Members: Serbia
  Joint Programme Activity - Serbia-Educ
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP Serbia-Educ - Strengthening Higher Education Reforms in Serbia    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2007/DG4/JP/1741   Serbia-Edu - Strengthening Higher Education reforms in Serbia
Expected Result 1.2 - Quality Assurance and Accreditation • Support provided to NCHE and CAQA in their respective tasks based on the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the EHEA • NCHE and CAQA have established working relations with relevant partner institutions abroad.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Culture and intercultural dialogue
Line of Action ⇒ V.1 – Education and linguistic diversity: promoting democratic culture
Programme ☆ V.1.2  European dimension of Higher Education: promoting humanistic values and optimising structures
Project 1994/DG4/104 European Higher Education Area: structural reform and qualifications in higher education
Expected Result 6 Stakeholders and authorities in countries that recently joined the Bologna Process benefit from expert advice and targeted assistance in implementing higher education reforms.

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Conference 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Education - Higher Education and Research Division)
CoE Contact ,   email
Last Modified 08/12/2009 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 28495) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) Following expert meeting with the Nis Medical Faculty in July, who agreed to invest additional time and effort preparing improved / second version of their self-evaluation report in the coming months, preparations for the external on-site evaluation visit to the Faculty started. Team of three experts came to the Nis Medical Faculty beginning of November 2009. As planned and agreed, one of the experts was Bastian Baumann, the expert who is leading the pilot activity and other two professors Ferdinand Devinsky and Bertrand Weil, both from the relevant field and with huge experience in external evaluations through EUA. Medical Faculty prepared second improved version of the self-evaluation report, and submitted it together with other necessary documentation to the expert team before their visit.

Output/Results Main aim of the external evaluation was improved understanding of the purpose and principles of the self-evaluation and increased capacity of the institution to detect weaknesses in the system and to provide adequate solutions. Establishing institutions’ ownership of the process was also aimed at. 
Conclusions/Follow Up Final report prepared by experts will be submitted to Medical Faculty Nis for comments and further action. In addition, self-evaluation team may train colleagues at other HEIs regarding reaching higher quality of the institutions. 
Participants Different departments, services and bodies at the Faculty
Students’ representatives
Self-evaluation Team
Consultants/Experts Mr Bastian Baumann, Secretary General Magna Charta Observatory
Mr Bertrand Weil, professor Medical Faculty Paris
Mr Ferdinand Devinsky, professor and MP in the Slovak Parliament

CoE Secretariat Ms Silvija Panovic-Djuric, Project manager

Total No. Participants 40 
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