In December 2020, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between The Eurasian Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Health Care (Republic of Kazakhstan) and The State Organization “Testing Board for Professional Competence Assessment of Higher Education Trainees in Medicine and Pharmacy at the Ministry of Health of Ukraine”. The main aim of the Memorandum is to ensure the quality of medical and pharmaceutical education and the participation in the accreditation of educational institutions in Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

ECAQA Memorandum and Testing Center of Ukraine 2020 russ

Меморандум про співпрацю signed 2020

In December 2020, the Eurasian Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Health Care signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Association of Medical Societies for Quality (ASMOK), Russian Federation http://asmok.ru/ in order to introduce international principles and best practices for quality assurance in higher education in health care and improve the quality of medical care.

ASMOK is the first Russian professional medical organization focusing on quality issues in healthcare and medical education.

MoU ECAQA & АСМОК Russia 14.05.2020

In November 2020, The Eurasian Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Health Care (ECAQA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AppliedHE Pte Ltd (Singapore) https://appliedhe.com/ to ensure quality of higher education including medical and other healthcare professions education at the national and international levels and facilitate cooperation in Ratings, Rankings and Accreditation in the development of higher education.

MoU ECAQA & AplliedHE Singapore 2020

In March 2020, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between The Eurasian Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Education and Healthcare (ECAQA), Republic of Kazakhstan, and The National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research (ANACEC), Republic of Moldova. http://www.anacip.md/index.php/en/home-en-gb/missions

The areas of Understanding include:
1. Exchange of experience in external evaluation and accreditation of educational organisations and educational programmes;
2. Nomination of accreditation experts for the External Evaluation Commissions on accreditation;
3. Joint activities on the quality assurance of education and accreditation;
4. Preparation of joint publications on accreditation in education;
5. Participation in events, which are organised by the partner.

The ANACEC is an administrative authority that is subordinate to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova.

The ACACEC’s mission is to implement the state policy on quality assurance of all levels of education and research, which is focused on the best international practices and quality standards contributing to greater economic competitiveness and social cohesion in the Republic of Moldova.

The aim of ANACEC is to ensure an integrated, reliable, objective and transparent system of external evaluation and accreditation of educational institutions and educational programmes, external evaluation of organizations in the field of research and innovation, evaluation of scientific and scientific-didactic staff, control of the quality of all levels of education, including vocational education, higher and continuing education in the Republic of Moldova.

MoU ECAQA & ANACEC Moldova18.03.2020

On November 2019, The Eurasian Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Health Care (ECAQA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The The Agency for the Accreditation of Educational Programs and Organizations (AAEPO), the Kyrgyz Republic.

The Memorandum was signed by the Director General Prof. Saule Sarsenbayeva on behalf of the ECAQA and Director, Prof. Baktybek Ismailov by the on behalf of the AAEPO.

The Independent Agency for the Accreditation of Educational Programs and Organizations was established in 2014. Non-profit institution "The Agency for the Accreditation of Educational Programs and Organizations" is a non-profit organization, which has legal status, established to enhance the competitiveness of the professional education of the Kyrgyz Republic through conducting accreditation. The Agency's goal is to provide institutional and program accreditation of educational organizations and to develop methodology, technologies, standards and criteria for the accreditation of educational programs and professional education organizations. Accreditation is aimed at improving the quality of educational programs and the effectiveness of educational institutions. http://www.aaopo.kg/index.php?lang

5 MoU ECAQA & ААЕРО Кыргызстан.pdf

On October 2, 2019, The Eurasian Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Health Care (ECAQA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC)/Magyar Felsőoktatási Akkreditációs Bizottság (MAB), Hungary. The Memorandum was signed by the Director General Prof. Saule Sarsenbayeva on behalf of the ECAQA and by the President Prof. Valéria Csépe on behalf of the HAC.

The HAC is a national-level, independent body of experts tasked with the external evaluation of the quality of educational and related research activities and the internal quality assurance (QA) systems of higher education institutions in Hungary. It operates within the scope of the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG). https://www.mab.hu/

HAC was established in 1993 and has been an ENQA member since 2000.  HAC is a full member of CEENQA and is included in the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR)

https://www.eqar.eu/register/agencies/agency/?id=58

MoU ECAQA & MAB (HAC) Hungary

On October 2, 2019, The Eurasian Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Health Care (ECAQA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The European Quality Assurance Agency (EQAA), Germany. The Memorandum was signed by the Director General Saule Sarsenbayeva on behalf of the ECAQA and by the Managing Director Prof. Bastian Baumann
on behalf of the EQAA.

EQAA offers international accreditation to universities, other higher education institutions and a wide range of other education and training providers, including providers of technical and vocational education. EQAA has been established on the basis of the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) and operates accordingly. EQAA is the first international agency offering institutional accreditation. EQAA also offers accreditation of individual study programmes and other qualifications. EQAA is fully independent of any government and higher education institution. https://eqaa.eu/en/

7 MoU ECAQA & EQAA 2019

On June 11, 2019, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the Eurasian Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Health Care, Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty, and the Certification Association “Russian Register”, Russian Federation, St. Petersburg (https://rusregister.ru/news/russian-register-and-eurasian-accreditation-center-signed-memorandum-of-cooperation/)

“Russian Register” was established in 2001 and has the largest amount of international, national and sector accreditations, notifications and recognitions among Russian Certification Bodies, including accreditation of the RF Federal Accreditation Service and members of the International Accreditation Forum IAF, which allows its clients to solve any tasks related to business development and entry into new markets by means of ensuring their maximum recognition.

The Mission of “Russian Register” is to help organizations achieve international, national and sector market success by means of providing superior services on expert assessment and certification.

8 MoU ECAQA & Русский Регистр Россия 2019.pdf

http://www.amse-med.eu/2019/10/17/ecaqa-and-amse-sign-a-memorandum-of-understanding-mou

On October 2, 2019, The Eurasian Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Health Care (ECAQA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE). The Memorandum was signed by the Director General Saule Sarsenbayeva on behalf of the ECAQA and by the President Peter Dieter on behalf of the AMSE.

The Association of Medical Schools in Europe was established as The Association of Medical Deans in Europe in 1979. 71 medical schools (universities) in Europe, the UK and the CIS countries are members of the Association. http://www.amse-med.eu/about-amse/

The AMSE seeks to stimulate cooperation between medical schools-members of the association, as well as initiates and maintains relations with other professional, governmental and non-governmental organizations in education, research and health care. The AMSE in cooperation with An International Association for Medical Education (AMEE) creates discussion platforms for medical faculties (universities) to share experiences in education, research and management. From 2004 till 2013, the President of the AMSE was Professor David Gordon who is currently the President of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME). Since 2014, the President of the AMSE has been Professor Peter Dieter.

MoU ECAQA & AMSE 07-10-2019

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation International Quality Group (CHEA/CIQG, USA) has announced the availability of the CHEA/CIQG International Directory focused on accreditation and quality assurance. The directory contains information for more than 500 quality assurance agencies and accreditation bodies in approximately 175 countries.

ECAQA as a specialized/professional accreditation agency in medicine, biomedicine and health sciences is included in the CHEA/CIQG International Directory.

The information is available on the CHEA/CIQG web-site: https://www.chea.org/international-directory/eurasian-sentre-accreditation-and-quality-assurance-higher-education-and

MoU ECAQA & CHEA 2018

In April 2019, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the Eurasian Сentre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Health Care, the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty, and the National Centre for Public Accreditation, the Russian Federation, Yoshkar-Ola (https://ncpa.ru/).

The National Сentre for Public Accreditation is an autonomous non-profit organization that was established in 2009 by the Guild of Experts in the vocational education and other legal entities in order to organize and conduct accreditation of organizations in the area of education.

The mission of the National Сentre is to improve the quality of education, form and promote quality culture in higher education and enhance the image of Russian education in Russia and abroad by conducting professional and public accreditation of educational programmes in accordance with European standards for quality assurance of education and according to European technologies, taking into account the legislation of the Russian Federation and the best traditions of Russian higher education.



MoU ECAQA & Нац.центр профессионально-общественной аккредитации Россия 2019

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the The National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation/ANQA (Republic of Armenia) and the Eurasian Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Health Care/ ECAQA (Republic of Kazakhstan)

On March 2019 the Eurasian Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Health Care signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the The National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation/ANQA (http://www.anqa.am/en). The MOU was signed by Professor Saule Sarsenbayeva, the Director General of the ECAQA and Ruben Topchyan, the Director of the ANQA. The National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation (ANQA) is an independent organization founded by RA government in 2008. ANQA implements quality assurance processes through institutional and programme accreditation in preliminary, vocational and higher educational institutions.




MoU ECAQA & ANQA Armenia

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Eurasian Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Health Care (ECAQA), the Republic of Kazakhstan, and JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland, on 31 May 2018 in Almaty.

The purpose of the Memorandum is to improve approaches to ensuring quality of nurse education in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

JAMK University of Applied Sciences (http://www.jamk.fi) comprises four training units: The School of Business, The School of Health and Social Studies, The School of Technology and The Teacher Education College. JAMK was awarded with Erasmus Golden Award for Excellence 2013 as the most international university in Europe. In 2013, The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC) extended the JAMK quality label until 2019.

The School of Health and Social Studies provides comprehensive health training programmes and the English-language degree programme "Nursing". http://www.jamk.fi/en/Education/global-education-services/

Since 2016, JAMK University of Applied Sciences has been a partner of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan in modernization of the nurse education system and in implementation of the applied bachelor's degree programme "Nursing". http://www.mz.gov.kz/ru/pages/informaciya-ob-otkrytii-2-diplomnoy-magistratury

MoU ECAQA & JAMK Finland 2018

ECAQA has signed the CHEA International Quality Group (CHEA/IQG) Memorandum of Affiliation: Promotion Partnership in Quality Assurance Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a national advocate and institutional voice for promoting academic quality through accreditation. CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.

The CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) was launched in September 2012 by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), a non-profit, non-governmental association focused on U.S. accreditation and higher education quality assurance worldwide.

The CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) is a rewarding and important forum for colleges, universities, accrediting and quality assurance organizations and others worldwide to address issues and challenges focused on quality and quality assurance in an international setting. The CIQG provides service designed to assist institutions and organizations in further enhancing capacity for academic quality; advance understanding of international quality assurance; provide research and policy direction. This venture will bring together people, ideas and resources from around the world to tackle issues ranging from defining quality and addressing rankings to combating degree mills and accreditation mills.

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council, INDIA

On March 24, 2018, in Nagpur, India, on the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) Annual Conference on “Capacity Building for Next-Generation Quality Assurance in Higher Education”, the Eurasian Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Health Care signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (India). The MOU was signed by Professor Sarsenbayeva S.S., the Director General of the ECAQA and Dr. Jagannath Patil, the Advisor of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is an autonomous body established by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India for the evaluation and accreditation of higher education institutions in the country. http://www.naac.gov.in/collaborations.asp

MoU ECAQA & NAAC (India)
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