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QAA signs Memorandum of Understanding with the National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance, Ukraine

Date: January 13 - 2022

QAA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance (NAQA), Ukraine’s national agency for quality assurance in higher education.

Through the Memorandum of Understanding, QAA and NAQA will share information and ensure mutual trust and confidence in one another’s higher education systems. The agreement is signed by QAA in its capacity supporting the enhancement of higher education internationally, including activity to support QAA Members and collaboration with international partners. The partnership will lead to high-level intelligence for QAA Members about regulatory developments and opportunities in Ukrainian higher education.

The partnership will be underpinned by collaboration between QAA and NAQA on agreed areas of mutual interest such as academic integrity and the knowledge and training of quality experts. Both parties will also support one another with projects of significant interest, such as preparations for NAQA’s forthcoming application to the European Network for Quality Assurance (ENQA) and the development of a report for QAA Members on transnational education in Ukraine.

Speaking upon signing the agreement, QAA’s Chief Executive, Vicki Stott said: ‘QAA’s partnership with NAQA has grown in strength over recent years, something we are delighted to recognise through the signing of this agreement. Working together, we aim to build capacity for collaboration and partnership between Ukrainian higher education and QAA Members.’

Serhiy Kivt, Head of NAQA commented: ‘We highly appreciate the support that QAA has been providing to NAQA since the launch of our agency. Joint projects and initiatives will benefit both agencies and the higher education systems in Ukraine and UK. This Memorandum is one step forward in our cooperation.’

The Memorandum of Understanding will last for three years, with the potential of an extension upon the agreement of both parties.