International Conference "Sustainable Quality Assurance in Education" was held
03 october, 2022
The opening ceremony of International Conference "Sustainable Quality Assurance in
Education", organized by the Education Quality Assurance Agency, was held in Baku
Marriott Boulevard Hotel on September 29, 2022.
Sevinj Zeynalova, Vice-rector for Academic Affairs and Sayana Bagirova, Head of the
Quality Assurance and Monitoring Department of the Azerbaijan University of Languages,
took part in the conference as part of the delegation from Azerbaijan University of
The main purpose of the conference was to study the best practices in the field of quality
assurance in education, improvement of internal and external policy of quality assurance
mechanisms in general and higher education, as well as to establish links in the field of
quality assurance between these two levels of education.
One of the main speakers, Minister of Science and Education Mr. Emin Amrullayev, noted
in his speech that the reforms implemented as part of the Bologna process in the
educational space of Azerbaijan have contributed to improving the quality of higher
Also, the Minister stressed that one of the immediate goals is to ensure the continued
quality of educational levels in accordance with European standards and guidelines for
quality assurance (ESG) in the European Higher Education Area.
During the panel discussions on the first day of the two-day conference speakers were:
Hendrik Marteinse, Director of Higher Education Department of the Netherlands Education
Inspectorate, one of the leading international organizations in the field of quality assurance
in Europe and in the world; Achim Hopbach, International Expert on Higher Education in
the European Higher Education Area 2009-2013, Dr. Olgun Cicek,Vice-President of the
Central and Eastern European Quality Assurance Network of the Quality Assurance
Agency (CEENQA), Rufat Azizov, Director of the Institute of Education, Elnur Aliyev, Head
of the Department for the Organization and Management of General and Pre-School
Education under the Ministry of Science and Education. Discussions were held on the
organization of internal and external quality assurance in higher education in accordance
with the standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education
On the second day of the conference, international experts conducted practical exercises
for representatives of higher and general educational institutions.
On September 30, 2022 the International Conference ended its work.