ANQA Forum

Education and Specialist: Professional Education Today and Tomorrow



Linking levels, learning outcomes and ssessment criteria

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Ann Moon- The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, Bournemouth University, UK


Application of university-employer communication model

Ruben Topchyan, ANQA
Kristine Soghikyan, Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences
Panel discussion


Ruben Topchyan

ANQA director

Anushavan Makaryan

head of the division

Varduhi Gyulazyan

senior specialist

Kristine Soghikyan

head of chair

Don F. Westerheijden

Senior research associate

Jennifer Ann Moon

Associate Professor


On April 16th and 17th 2018, the 4th Forum for the stakeholders of Education Quality Assurance will take place, focusing on ‘Education and Specialist: Professional Education Today and Tomorrow.” The Forum is organized by the National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance (ANQA) and will bring together representatives from Universities and Colleges, as well as local and international education professionals and employers.

The purpose of the forum is the following:

  • To discuss the question of recognition of qualifications of professional education institutions by the labor market,
  • discuss current developments, trends and challenges of professional education quality assurance,
  • Identify the best practices and promote its dissemination,
  • Come up with solutions for current global challenges through discussions with the stakeholders
  • Promote the overall quality culture at all levels of education.


Within the framework of the two-day forum, the following topics will be covered:

  • Transparency in Vocational Education: The need for new approaches to education management and the implementation of a system of contracts based on performance indicators
  • The role of pre-vocational education in the knowledge-based economy
  • The development of modules and the improvement of educational and academic programmes in the contexts of sectoral descriptors
  • The University-Employer Cooperation model by ANQA: test results and application
  • The start of the second phase of institutional accreditation: expected changes.


The Quality assurance forum is a platform which focusses on discussions, professional development and experience sharing for professional education quality assurance stakeholders. The conference will be of particular interest to the rectors of universities, vice-rectors, deans, educational program managers, lecturers, quality assurance staff, students, researchers, quality assurance agencies and all those who work in vocational education institutions and quality assurance.

You can find the full list of the participants of the forum by clicking on the link.

The Forum's working languages will be Armenian and English.


Tuesday, April 17

#Forum2018: How to improve Educational Program and prepare Educated Professionals

Friday, April 6

The issue of recognizing qualifications in the labor market will be discussed within the framework of the Quality Assurance Forum