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Symposium 2012

4th Annual International Symposium on University Rankings and Quality Assurance will be held in Brussel, Belgium on 12 April 2012.

 

Announcement of the position

The reform of external quality assurance in Austrian Higher Education, based on the Federal Act of Quality Assurance (Hochschul-Qualitätssicherungsgesetz – HS-QSG), entails the establishment of the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria, based in Vienna. The tasks of the Agency include the development and the management of external quality assurance procedures in accordance with national and international standards.

 

Accreditation of Gnesins Music Academy

16-18 February 2012 Gnesins Russian Academy of Music underwent an external review of the educational program in Choral Conducting.

 

Accreditation of Choral Art Academy

In November 2011, the National Center of Public Accreditation (NCPA) and Association Européenne des Conservatoires (AEC) decided to cooperate on the accreditation procedure of the study programmes in Academic choir conducting and Vocal art delivered by the Victor Popov Academy of Choral Arts in Moscow.

14-15 February 2012 the Victor Popov Academy of Choral Arts underwent an external review of educational programs in in Academic choir conducting and Vocal art.

The main purpose of this process was to analyze whether the educational programmes in Academic choir conducting and Vocal art delivered by the Victor Popov Academy of Choral Arts meet the Standards and Criteria for Public Accreditation of Programmes of Higher Music Education  jointly developed by the National Center of Public Accreditation (NCPA) and Association Européenne des Conservatoires (AEC) in accordance with the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG-ENQA).

 

The Review Panel comprised 7 native and international experts:

   
Eduardas Gabny
s (Review Chair)
Professor (former Rector) at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
Expert in Higher Education in the field of Music as well as in Leadership and Administration of education institutions delivering programmes of higher music education (Lithuania)
  Lubov Stuchevskaya
Professor at The Royal Flemish Conservatoire
Expert in Vocal Studies (Belgium)
 
Grzegorz Kurzyński
Professor at The Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław
Expert in Quality assurance and Accreditation (including AEC criteria and procedures) as well as in the Bologna process implementation (Poland)
  Anthony Zielhorst
Artistic leader and conductor of choirs and ensembles, Coordinator of the National Curriculum Master Orchestral Conducting, Conducting Dpt., Young Talent Dpt. at еhe Royal Conservatoire
Expert in Choral Conducting and representative of the profession (employers)    (The Netherlands)
  Eduard Fertelmeister
Rector o Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory named after M.I. Glinka
Expert in choral conducting and composition, leadership and administration of education institutions delivering programmes of higher music education (Russia)
  Kseniya Muslanova
Post-graduate student at A. Schnittke Moscow State Institute of Music
Expert in Vocal Studies (Russia)
  Zhanna Kuzminykh (NCPA representative acting as Panel Secretary)
Head of the International relations Department of National Center of Public Accreditation (NCPA)
Expert in the field of Higher Education, Bologna reforms implementation in Russia and in Europe (Russia)

 

Individual lesson in conducting

 

Meeting with students

 

Meeting with empoyers

 

Individual vocal lesson

 

Meeting with staff members

 

Working with documentation

 

Documentation study

 

During the concert in the Academy of Choral Art

 

Meeting with post-graduate students

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EASPA

The European Alliance for Subject-Specific and Professional Accreditation and Quality Assurance (EASPA) was founded in Düsseldorf, Germany, on 29 November 2011. EASPA is a pan-European platform for quality assurance in higher education, uniting nine member professional associations in Europe, which act as European field-specific networks.