On 21 April, 2017 the meeting of the Turkmen HEREs was held at Magtymguly Turkmen State University. The experts made their reports on the work with the university students and teaching staff to deepen their understanding of EU experience and mechanisms of the Bologna process, and analyzed the elements which could effectively be used for higher education reforms in Turkmenistan.
The topic was presented by the Turkmen HEREs who described the EQF aims, structure and scope and highlighted the importance of EQF in promoting learners' mobility between countries and facilitating their lifelong learning.
Mr. Batyr Izmailov, senior teacher of Germany, French and Spanish Languages Department, Azadi Turkmen National institute of World Languages, introduced different approaches of Student-Centered Learning theory and current developments in the context of Bologna processes.
Ms. Ogulsapar Nazarova, senior teacher of Botany Department, Magtymguly Turkmen State University, informed about her visit the Barcelona Conference and its outcomes which could be useful for higher education reforms in Turkmenistan.
International seminar for Higher Education Reforms Experts was held on 5-6 April 2017 in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan “Students in Focus: Students as Partners in Higher Education Governance and Quality Assurance”. The seminar was organized by the Consortium of the SPHERE Team and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
The seminar took place at the Narhoz University of Alma-Ata and discussed students’ participation in the Bologna Process, in higher education governance and quality assurance. More than 30 national delegates from Western and Eastern Europe, Mediterranean and Central Asia attended the conference. The speakers made presentations with examples illustrating European universities’ best practices concerning student involvement in governance benefits HEIs and HE systems.
The Turkmen representatives Aina Chorekliyeva, NEO Coordinator, and Merdan Jumayev, Student of the Turkmen Institute of Economics and Management were involved in the discussions held in 3 workshops on the following topics:
- Students in university governance
- Legal frameworks for students in governance
- Students in Quality Assurance
- Current regulatory climate for students in QA
- Examples of systemic student inclusion in internal and external QA
Merdan Jumayev taking part in the discussions spoke on behalf of the student’s youth of Turkmenistan.