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A Higher Education Quality Seminar
'National Strategy, Institutional Development and Stakeholder Influence'

Friday 3 June, 2016
South East European University, Tetovo Campus

The Quality Seminar brings together key partners in quality assurance, including academic and administrative leaders from Higher Education Institutions in Macedonia, Presidents and members of university Self-evaluation Commissions, members of the Accreditation and Evaluation Board, Ministry representatives, students and student organizations, representatives from employers, international advisors, academics and administrative staff.

The aim is to address the key themes below in a broad, open debate, recognize good practice, reflect on challenges and provide ideas about developing the quality of higher education in Macedonia.

Documents for reading

Comparative analysis of the ESG 2015 and ESG 2005

ESG 2015

Key note speakers/facilitators:

Colin Tück

Colin Tück

Director of the European Quality Assurance Agency (EQAR)
Thomas Ollson

Thomas Olsson

Senior Lecturer, Academic Development Unit, Lund University, Sweden
Thomas Ollson

Gorazd Rosoklija

President of the National Accreditation and Evaluation Board in Macedonia

Key Themes

  • University Challenge – developing real and sustainable quality of provision and outcomes in higher education in the Republic of Macedonia
  • Student contribution to quality – role, impact and influence on the educational debate and quality of higher education activities
  • National Quality Assurance - strategy, higher education law and the work of the Accreditation and Evaluation Board
  • Institutional Quality Assurance – internal approaches and processes, external influences, sharing good practice
  • External partnership potential – international QA, employers
  • Quality Management – institutional efficiency and effectiveness and the impact of external drivers


  • Opportunity for open, thematic debate on the current context and future of higher education in Macedonia;
  • Sharing realities, challenges, ideas, solutions;
  • Joint Communique publication;
  • Follow-on Action Plan for constituent bodies;
  • Establishment of a Quality Steering Group or HEAP (Higher Education Advisory Partnership)

Attendance and registration

Attendance at the seminar is either by invitation and/or by registration.

Please register your details by Friday, 20 May.

There is no seminar fee.



Certificates of participation will be issued, on request at the start of the Seminar and provided at the end. Names of universities and representatives involved in the Seminar will be included in the Communique publication.


None. Lunch is provided. Transport cost for 1 person per institution is provided.


In line with SEEU Mission, the conference languages are, in alphabetical order, Albanian, English and Macedonian. Key presentations will have interpretation and parallel sessions will have multi-lingual facilitation and help with interpretation.

Outline Programme

Time Activity Venue Lead
8.30 – 09.15 Registration and coffee Rectorate Building BE Hall area  
09.15 – 09.30 Welcome and overview BDC Prof Dr Zamir Dika, Rector SEEU
09.30 – 10.00 Presentation – international focus BDC Colin Tusk, Director EQAR
10.00 – 10. 30 Panel questions Discussion BDC Heather Henshaw Quality Advisor, SEEU
10.30 – 11.00 Break BDC entrance area  
11.00 – 11.40 Presentations – national and institutional focus BDC Gorazd Rosoklija, Thomas Olsson
11.40 – 12.20 Panel questions Discussion BDC Heather Henshaw Quality Advisor, SEEU
12.20 - 12.30 Comfort break    
12.30 - 13.00 Plenary BDC Rector, SEEU
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch    
14.00 - 16.00 Drafting Communique BDC Presenters, Facilitators, Reporters
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General information, travel and accommodation

The seminar will take place at:

South East European University
Tetovo Campus - Rectorate Building
Illindenska 335, 1200 Tetovo

The University is located in the city of Tetovo, approximately one hour’s drive from Skopje on the Skopje-Ohrid highway. There is parking on campus and there are usually taxis immediately outside the campus. Buses run regularly to-from Tetovo to Skopje and other regional/local bus stations.

In line with South East European University’s Climate Action Plan, we encourage you to use public or shared transport.

Behare Qerimi
Phone: +389 (0)44 356 082