Final conference at NAAC
The Final Conference, organised by NAAC with the support of the University of Barcelona, finally had to be held in an online format due to the restrictions of the COVID19 pandemic.
Still, the partners had the opportunity to present the results of the project, the degree of deployment of their implementation plans and their commitment to further deploy Quality Assurance in India, both in their own institutions and by encouraging and assisting other Higher Education Institutions in the country to join this Quality Assurance Management initiative.
Dissemination conference in Pune
Taking advantage of the possibility offered by the partner Symbiosis, which together with the Indian Association of Universities held an International Conference on Higher Education, a second international conference was held, this time in India, on 4-5 March 2020 in Pune.
This conference was a great opportunity to establish new relations of the project consortium with other HEIs and for the dissemination of EQUAMBI in the international scope.
Mutiplier effect workshop in Pune
A second workshop was held in Pune on 4-5 March 2020. However, due to the outbreak of the COVID pandemic, many partners were unable to travel and participation was not as high as expected.
Nevertheless, the main aspects of the refinement of the implementation plans through the EU-India coachings and the deployment of these plans could be addressed.
Dissemination conference in Barcelona
The EQUAM-BI project started the new decade by holding a dissemination conference in Barcelona.
This dissemination event was held by UB during the second week of January with the objective to present, promote and discuss the different benchmarking strategies of EU and Indian universities and different QA approaches in both regions.
Mutiplier effect workshop
The Equam bi Mutiplier effect workshop was conducted in Bangalore. All partners had the chance to present and discuss together with non partner univeristies and other bangalore based actors, the main aspects of the project.
Also, it was an opportunity to discuss and tune the different QA strategies that, in the framework of the project, partners will implement.
Meeting at NAAC
During the last week of September, the EQUAM BI partnership met at NAAC to discuss the management and plan the activities of the project. Indian Partners discussed together with the project coordinator the results of the study visits to europe and the plans to implement the equambi first outputs in their institutions.
Study Visit at Valencia
The study visit was held by the University of Valencia during June 13th and 14th 2019.
Among many things, partners learnd about IVIE report on U-Ranking, and the AUDIT procedure of ANECA or Internal Quality Assurance Unit at the University of Valencia.
Study visit at Stockholm
This visit to KTH headquarters in Stockholm took place on June 10th and 11th 2019. Duing this meeting, partners had the opportunity to learn about KTH Data management system.
Partners also discussed on different topics, as online tools to handle Quality assurance.
Workshop at Chennai
This workshop was held by IITM in Madras, India, on April 21-22 2019. During this event, the EQUAM BI partners had the opportunity to discuss and share common experiences regarding good practices on data collection and management. Also, in this workshop, partners identify the upcoming challenges for Indian Partners on this field and how they can learn from the European partner experiences.
Workshop at Symbiosis
This meeting was held in Pune, at Symbiosis International facilities on March 7, 8 and 9 2019.
During this event, SIU presented a report on QAM, afterwards, NAAC and ANECA presented their respective observations on the findings of the study.
On the second day of the event there were several presentations on Data management and QAM Practices.
The last day, SIU organized a University campus tour and different activities within a cultural program.
Project Management Team meetings
The Project Management Team is composed by UB, ANECA, NAAC and Symbiosis. The representatives of these institutions have been in permanent contact since the beginning of the project.
The PMT has met on different occasions to follow the progress of the project.
Kick off Meeting
The kick off meeting of the project was held in Bangalore. The objectives of the project, the Work plan and the main management guidelines were presented and discussed during this meeting.
During the event, the NAAC, also presented the general trends of benchmarking strategies in India and presented a report on the current status of Quality Assurance principles.