The Round Table on the topic: “Implementation of the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the higher education system of Montenegro” was held today in Podgorica, and it was organized by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
The director of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, prof. Srđa Popović opened the Round Table, stating that knowledge is the most valuable capital of a country, and that investing in the quality of knowledge, particularly when it comes to the higher education system, we contribute to the growth and development of the economy, as well as the quality of life as a whole.
The speakers at the Round Table were presidents of the leading European Associations in the field of quality assurance of higher education, Mr. Christoph Grolimund, the President of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), and Mr. Karl Dittrich, the President of the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR).
By entering the EU integration process and by joining the European Higher Education Area, new challenges have arisen. Therefore, the Government of Montenegro has established the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, in order to implement European standards in higher education. Only upon their full implementation, the Agency can join associations such as ENQA and EQAR. This ensures greater participation of students in mobility projects and facilitates the recognition of Montenegrin diplomas. The presidents of the European Associations in the field of higher education have stated that the quality assurance of higher education is a process that is continuing and evolving, while an external evaluation is an instrument for closing this circle. On the occasion, they discussed the importance of the implementation of the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG), and the need to adapt them to the specificities of the particular system.