Public Administration Education Quality Enhancement (PAQUALITY)

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Project Identification
Project Period
9/2018 - 8/2021
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
European Union
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Economics and Administration
Cooperating Organization
University of Economics in Bratislava
Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica
Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice
University of Ljubljana
Corvinus University of Budapest
Universitatea Babes-Bolyai
The Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe
Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar"

This project aims at tackling skills gaps and mismatches in the area of public administration high education through designing and developing curricula that meet the learning needs of students that are relevant to the labor market and societal needs, including through better use of open and online, blended, work based, multi - disciplinary learning and new quality assessment criteria settled by the European quality assurance organization in the field - EAPAA. Simultaneously, with a view of this priority, promoting and rewarding excellence in teaching and skills development, training of academics in new and innovative pedagogical approaches, new curriculum design approaches and sharing of good practices through collaborative platforms will be in the center of the project.
Quality of education in the field of public administration vary a lot especially in the Central and Eastern European member countries of the EU - in the new EU member states (NMS). From this perspective it is highly relevant to facilitate quality assurance mechanism which would ensure not only comparable quality of education processes but also comparable outcomes of the education (e.g. quality of graduates, their knowledge, skills and experience) in these countries, which are core in these regards within the NISPAcee region (see below). EAPAA accreditation and certification criteria will serve for these purposes.

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