Using quality assurance data in the processes of digitalisation of workflows in higher education
12-01, 11:15–11:45 (Europe/Berlin), Stage 3 (Lovelace), WiFo

The Database of External Quality Assurance Results (DEQAR) provides a one stop shop access to
reliable information about the quality assurance of higher education institutions in Europe (and beyond). This public database contains 80 000 reports (i.e. accreditations and evaluations) on higher education institutions and their programmes. The session will offer a glimpse of the eco system of the database and the possibilities for using the data.

Using technical solutions, DEQAR enables downloading of the stored data and automatic transfer of the information to other databases and platforms. Use cases range from validating information in the processes of recognising student qualifications by ENIC NARICs to using quality assurance data when issuing digital credentials through the EU led initiatives (EBSI and EDC) by higher education institutions. The talk will lead the participants through the current developments and explain how to use the data for their purposes in the processes of digitalising workflows.

Aleksandra is a policy and project officer in EQAR. She is responsible for the general maintenance of DEQAR, contact with QA agencies, handling questions from end users and maintaining the data on higher education institutions. She holds a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University “SS. Cyril and Methodius”-Skopje and a master’s degree on educational policies and development from the University of Oslo, the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the University of Malta. Before joining EQAR, Aleksandra worked as a consultant at the OECD’s Directorate for Education and Skills.

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