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Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (CEENQA) held on October 13, 2021, regular Annual Assembly and workshop on how agencies work during a corona virus pandemic.
The assembly was held through the Zoom platform due to difficult travel conditions in the countries where the member agencies have their headquarters.
Representatives of the Agency for Higher Education of Republic of Srpska at the Annual Assembly were Assistant Director for Accreditation and International Cooperation Duska Radmanovic, Expert Advisor for Accreditation and International Cooperation Tatjana Radakovic and Senior Associate for Accreditation and Analytics Bojan Solaja.
The General Assembly discussed the financial reports, as well as applications for membership of new agencies from Azerbaijan and Turkey, and elected new members of the Executive Board.

The Director of the Agency for Higher Education of Republic of Srpska, Biljana Vojvodic, presented a topic that deals with the criteria for ranking higher education institutions within the Round Table organized by the Rectors' Conference of Republic of Srpska.
The round table was held in Teslic on October 9, 2021, and Vojvodic presented the purpose and goals of the ranking project, with special reference to the preliminary set of criteria that will be applied in the ranking process, which includes all three missions of the university - teaching process. , scientific research work and activities in the social community.
She emphasized that the ranking principles are based on the Berlin ranking principles, as well as that it is a complex procedure that includes a whole series of detailed criteria with weighting factors.

On September 28 and 29, 2021, a meeting of the Expert Team of the project of ranking higher education institutions in Republic of Srpska was held at the Agency for Higher Education of Republic of Srpska. The meeting was attended by the head of the Expert Team, Prof. Darko Petkovic, PhD, members of the Expert Team Prof. Mile Dzelalija, PhD, Prof. Pero Sipka, PhD, Prof. Tadeja Jere Jakulin, PhD and members of the Expert Team from the Agency for Higher Education of Republic of Srpska. The meeting analyzed and harmonized the criteria for ranking higher education institutions, with a focus on weighting

On September 29 and 30, 2021, a workshop of the Technical Assistance Mission (TAM) was held at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Banja Luka, organized by the Erasmus + Office in B&H, the University of Banja Luka and a team of experts for higher education reform in B&H (HERE). The workshop entitled "Accreditation of study programs in BiH - Searching for an appropriate and sustainable model" aimed to review the current situation regarding the process of accreditation of higher education institutions in BiH with special emphasis on accreditation of study programs, and possible modalities applicable in BiH.
On behalf of the Agency for Higher Education of Republic of Srpska workshop was attended by Prof. Biljana Vojvodic, PhD, Director of the Agency and Tatjana Radakovic, MA, Expert Advisor at the Agency.

Director of the Agency for Higher Education of Republic of Srpska (AHERS) Biljana Vojvodic and President of the Agency for Quality in Higher Education of Catalonia (Agència per a la Qualitat del Sistema Universitari de Catalunya - AQU) Josep Joan Moreso Mateos signed a Memorandum of Cooperation between the two agencies.
The memorandum stipulates that the agencies cooperate for mutual benefit and work on improving regulations and quality assurance in their jurisdiction and improving the quality of higher education in both countries. Cooperation in the field of information exchange, development of employee competencies, and exchange of experts and reviewers is also envisaged.
The memorandum of cooperation envisions strengthening internationalization and international co-operation between the two agencies, as well as mutual recognition of external evaluation procedures.
The Agency for Quality in Higher Education of Catalonia is responsible for accreditation and quality assurance in the Spanish province of Catalonia and is one of the first agencies in the field of higher education in Europe with many years of experience in this field.

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