On June 12, 2019, ASCAL in collaboration with the Accreditation Board and London School of Economics organized a 1-day Workshop on Public Institutions of Higher Education: "Internal Security and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education Institutions". The workshop was attended by the Minister of Education, Sport and Youth Mrs. Besa Shahini, Chairman of the Accreditation Board Mr. Arjan Gjonça, members of the Accreditation Board and directors of all Public Higher Education Institutions.
The opening speech was delivered by the Director of ASCAL, Mr. Elvin Gjevori, who emphasized the importance of enhancing and ensuring quality in Higher Education as an instrument for meeting students' requirements for a higher quality education. He also mentioned that with the start of the accreditation process of study programs in public HEIs it is very important that the internal quality control offices are further strengthened as they play a key role in these processes.
The workshop was welcomed by the Minister of Education, Sport and Youth Mrs. Besa Shahini, who said that a number of reforms have been undertaken in the field of higher education in order to increase the quality of teaching. In this sense, this activity is very important as it serves to the growth of higher education in general, which was one of the main requirements of the students. In addition, the Chairman of the Accreditation Board, Mr. Arjan Gjonca, emphasized the importance of quality assurance as well as the international collaborations in this field, in order to obtain the best and most appropriate practices in Albania.
In this workshop they mentioned:
Dr Arjan Gjonça - Chairman of the Accreditation Board, held the presentation on "Assessing Academic Performance in the UK and LSE".
Dr Claire Gordon - Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the London School of Economics, who held a presentation on "Improving the quality of teaching at the LSE and the Higher Education system in the UK".
Thomas Hewlett - Director of the Office of Quality Assurance in Teaching at the London School of Economics, who held a presentation on "Quality Assurance of Teaching at LSE and the Higher Education System in the UK".
Besart Kunushevci - Platform Akademia, who held a presentation on the topic: "Implementation of Anti-Plagiarism System in Albanian HEIs".
At the end of the presentations there were questions and discussions session from the audience in the room.
You can find more information about the Teaching Quality Assurance and Review Office's work at:
For more information about the work of the Teaching and Learning Center you can find information at:
Some photos from the activity