Members of the QUAEM Consortium

University of Leipzig (UL)

The University of Leipzig (UL) will contribute to this project with its large expertise in the field of university transformation (numerous research projects on the internationalization of universities and the premises for quality assurance worldwide), with its deep expertise on the political process and the transformation determinants of the Moldovan education sector under the influence of the EU assistance (PhD and monograph of the key person involved in the project) and with its valuable local expertise (close contact of the Moldova-Institut Leipzig – an official partner of the Moldovan Government - to all institutes of higher education in Moldova and to the involved Ministries, as well cooperation agreements with all the partners from Moldova and the extensive experience in running joint projects with the respective partners).

Website: www.zv.uni-leipzig.de
Tel.: + 49 341 97 30232
Fax: + 49 341 96 05 261
Address: 26 Ritter Str., 04109 Leipzig, Germany
QUAEM Contact person: Dr. Victoria Reinhardt, Project Manager, Tel.: +49 341 9730290, Email: reinhardt(at)uni-leipzig.de

Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung (CHE Consult)

CHE Consult (Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung) is a private research, further education and consulting institution with 18 staff members. CHE Consult works on areas such as HE funding, QA, benchmarking, budgeting, marketing, and internationalization.
CHE Consult has conducted projects to introduce and improve QM at the University of Applied Sciences Coburg and the University of Luxemburg. Staff has acted as reviewers on quality management systems on various occasions, are members of QA bodies and have been personally involved in the development and running of QA offices in German universities in positions prior to working at CHE Consult. CHE Consult is a highly respected partner renowned for its sound QA methodologies. It is currently involved as a QA partner in projects such as EXIST, Social Entrepreneurship Academy and Campus Culturae, IRIS (TEMPUS) and SuToMa (TEMPUS) totaling over 10 million Euros in project volume.

Website: www.che-consult.de
Tel.: +49 30 2332267-48
Fax: +49 30 2332267-49
Address: Warschauer Straße 32, 10243 Berlin, Germany
QUAEM Contact person: Lukas Bischof, Project Manager, Email: lukas.bischof(at)che-consult.de

University of Girona (UdG)

The University of Girona is a public university devoted to excellence in teaching and research and to participating in the progress and development of society through the creation, transmission, diffusion and criticism of knowledge related to sciences, technology, humanities, social sciences and arts with modern system for Curriculum development. UdG is one of the primary economic and cultural motors of the region. It pursues a vocation of universality and openness to all traditions and cultures. UdG is a part of the Catalan public university system. UdG was established in 1991 and consists of 5 faculties, 2 schools and 6 centers. UdG actively participates in the social and cultural progress of developing countries. In these centers, courses are taught leading to 38 different qualifications (degrees, engineering degrees, diplomas, advanced degrees, and degrees in architecture and technical engineering).

Website: www.udg.edu
Tel.: +34 972 419613
Fax: +34 972 41 80 31
Address: Plaça Sant Domenèc 3, 17004 Girona, Spain
QUAEM Contact person: Denisa Gibovic, Research manager, Email: Denisa.gibovic(at)udg.edu

University of Roskilde (RUC)

Roskilde University is a public university conduction research and providing research based education on bachelor-, master- and ph.d.-level. Based in 1972, today RUC has more than 9500 students and is the fifth-largest university in Denmark. Basic educational principles at RUC are problem-oriented project work, participant direction and joint responsibility.
During the last few years, quality management at RUC has changed from being a more informal quality culture deeply rooted in academic staff to a more formal quality system as demanded by the external quality assurance agents (accreditation).

Website: www.ruc.dk
Tel.: +45 4764 2000
Address: 1 Universitetsvej, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark
QUAEM Contact person: Geeske de Witte Vestergaard, Special adviser, geeske(at)ruc.dk

Politehnica Bucharest

With more than 180 years of existence, UPB represents one of the fundamental and prestigious institutions of Romanian HE. UPB has 13 faculties: undergraduate studies in 15 fields with 66 distinct specializations; M.Sci. studies in 15 fields with 97 distinct specializations; Ph.D. studies in 19 fields. The syllabus of each program of studies is designed at the level of faculties and chairs. Each chair elaborates  “Subject Identification”; there are stated the competences resulted from a given discipline, its content, the evaluation procedures, and the number of credits, as well as bibliography. The scientific research, traditionally, is one of the components of the activity.

Website: www.upb.ro
Tel.: +40 21 4029646
Fax: +40 21 253 0495
Address: 313 Spaiul Independenței, Sector 6, RO-060042 Bucharest, Romania
QUAEM Contact person: Mariana Mocanu, University Professor, Email: mariana.mocanu(at)cs.pub.ro

WUS-Austria

WUS Austria is a politically independent, non-governmental organization committed to academic freedom and the right to education. WUS Austria has implemented numerous projects aimed at direct support to the reform and development of higher education in SEE in line with European and international standards. Besides strong institutional partnerships with SEE universities, WUS Austria has furthermore established large thematic networks with EU partners (inter alia on brain gain, student mobility, connecting universities with society, labor marker oriented curricula etc) . Facilitating cooperation and knowledge transfer between SEE and EU universities, WUS Austria positioned itself as one of the most important operative partners for SEE knowledge society in providing support (technical, financial) and consultancy for a faster, more efficient implementation of EU reforms. Within the last years, WUS Austria has gained extensive experience in adaptation of curricula in 1. 2. and 3. cycles.

Website: www.wus-austria.org
Tel.: + 43 / 316 - 382 258
Fax: + 43 / 316 - 93 17 51
Address: Schmiedgasse 40/3, 8010 Graz, Austria
QUAEM Contact person: Dino Mujkic, Regional Manager, Email: dino.mujkic(at)wus-austria.org

Agentur für Qualitätssicherung durch Akkreditierung von Studiengängen (AQAS)

AQAS is a Germany-based quality assurance agency conducting as well as programme accreditations and institutional reviews. It operates within the framework of the German Accreditation Council (Akkreditierungsrat) and its seal. It is a full member of ENQA and follows the “European Standards and Guidelines” (ESG) in its activities. AQAS is listed in the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR).
In the international context AQAS has coordinated accreditation processes of programmes and degrees offered jointly by German universities with international partner institutions as well as programmes offered entirely by non-German universities in LU, LI, AT and KZ using the ESG as criteria in the accreditation process. AQAS has also conducted trainings for QA professionals from Russia and has experience in established a professional exchange between different QA systems. It is therefore ideally suited to be a partner in this project.

Website: www.aqas.de
Tel.: +49 228 90 960-12
Fax: + 49 221 995006-99
Address: 30/32 Hohenstaufenrin 9, 50674 Köln, Germany
QUAEM Contact person: Doris Hermann, Managing Director, Email: herrmann(at)aqas.de

The National Unions of Students in Europe (ESU)

The National Unions of Students in Europe (ESIB) is an umbrella organisation of 45 National Unions of Students (NUS) from 38 countries (September 2011). The NUSes are open to all students in their respective country regardless of political persuasion, religion, ethnic or cultural origin, sexual orientation or social standing. Our members are also student-run, autonomous, and representative and operate according to democratic principles. The aim of ESIB is to represent and promote the educational, social, economic and cultural interests of students at the European level towards all relevant bodies and in particular the European Union, Bologna Follow Up Group, Council of Europe and UNESCO. Through its members, ESU represents over 11 million students in Europe.
One of the main priorities of ESU for 2012, besides the social dimension of HE, HE funding, the students’ participation in decision making in HE, mobility and internationalisation, represents the quality assurance of HE.

Website: www.esu-online.org
Tel.: +32 2 502 23 62
Fax: +32 2 706 48 26
Address: 20 Rue de la Sablonnière, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
QUAEM Contact person: Natalia Tarachiu, Project Officer, Email: natalia.tarachiu(at)esu-online.org

State University of Moldova (SUM)

Moldova State University (MSU) is a HEI which provides professional and scientific formation according to the international quality standards. MSU is the largest HEI in RoM and offers 68 specialities in 1 Cycle and 137 MA programmes for the 2 Cycle. It is engaged in strengthening of the quality of didactic and research processes and fostering its reliability and transparency. MSU has implemented the ECTS and QA system. QA Office at the MSU and History & Philosophy Department are working together on all educational reforms related to the Bologna Process implementation. The strategic objective of the MSU is further development of QA systems and the improvement of the university capacities. MSU tends to enhance the QA system within and to raise accountability and awareness of its academic staff.

Website: usm.md
Tel.: +373 (0)22 57-74-01
Fax: +373 (0)22 24-42-48
Address: 60 A. Mateevici Str., MD-2009 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
QUAEM Contact person: Liliana Rotaru, Email: lilianaefrim(at)gmail.com

State University „Alecu Russo“, Balti (USB)

Alecu Russo Balti State University is the center of the University Complex which embraces all levels of education: pre-university, university, post-university. The University Complex includes State University, Retraining Center for school and lyceum teachers, Ion Creanga Lyceum and Pedagogical College. The University Structure is made up of 8 faculties: Philology; Foreign Languages and Literatures; Techniques, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science; Pedagogy, Psychology and Social Assistance; Music and Music Education; Economics; Law; Natural Science and Agro-ecology.
From its foundation in 1945, the University has prepared about 37 thousand specialists in many branches of education and national economy in Moldova.
Alecu Russo Balti State University is involved in the Process of Bologna from May 2005. Its main orientation is students’ formation done through a two-cycle format.

Website: www.usb.md
Tel.: + 373 231 52474
Fax: + 373 231 52439
Address: 38 Puskin Str., MD- 3121 Balti, Republic of Moldova
QUAEM Contact person: Valentina Prițcan, Vice Rector for International Relations, Email: vpritcan(at)yahoo.com 

State University Cahul (SUC)

Cahul State University “Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu” (SUC) is a public institution which was founded in 1999. Its aim is to train and provide the southern region of the Republic of Moldova with highly qualified professionals. SUC includes three faculties: Faculty of Philology and History, Faculty of Law and Public Administration and the Faculty of Economy, Computer Science and Mathematics. Despite its short history, SUC has achieved very good results both in domains of scientific research and in the involvement of teaching staff in the organization of different extracurricular activities, programs and projects. Various indicators and socio-economic & academic characteristics of the SUC, place this institution in the line of the most dynamic institutions in the country, and demonstrate the responsibility in the implementation of European educational standards and promptness in the relationships of collaboration with other HEIs from the Republic of Moldova and beyond.

Website: www.usch.md
Tel.: +373 229 22481
Fax: +373 229 24752
Address: 1 Piața Independenței Str., MD-3909 Cahul, Republic of Moldova
QUAEM Contact person: Felicia Banu, Email: bn_felicia(at)yahoo.com

Technical University of Moldova (TUM)

Technical University of Moldova (TUM) is HEI where 16000 students pursue education in engineering domains prior for the national economy such as: Energetics, Electronics, Electrotechnics, informatics & computers, communications, constructions & urbanism, mechanics, food industry, etc. The mission of TUM is to offer quality studies by combining education, research & innovation. The university systematically promotes the provision of the Bologna process. In this context, it has implemented three level educational system (B-M-D) as well as the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The development strategy of TUM for 2009-2013 looks for university informational system modernization, including quality management, the implementation of on-line teaching-learning methods.

Website: www.utm.md
Tel.: (+373) 22 235400
Fax: (+373) 22 232252
Address: 168 Stefan cel Mare Avenue, MD-2004 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
QUAEM Contact person: Prof. Dr. Petru Todoș, Vice Rector, Email: todos(at)adm.utm.md

State University of Medicine and Pharmacy (SUMPh)

The SUMPh is the main education provider in medical and pharmaceutical domains in Moldova. It comprises 5 faculties: Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, Dentistry and Continuing Medical Education where more than 6 000 students from Moldova and other 26 countries undergo their studies in 4 languages: Romanian, Russian, French and English. Education of students is organized as a 5 to 6-year licence, a 2 to 5-year residency and a 3-year PHD. The University has always been looking for ways to improving its curricula and conditions at all training levels (undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education), institutional management and international cooperation, including student’s mobility. In this context, SUMPh elaborated the "Strategy for Medical Education Development" in 2010 which mainly focuses on the improvement of the educational process quality at all levels and with the intention to integrate higher medical education from Republic of Moldova in the European medical community.

Website: www.usmf.md
Tel.: +373 22 22 24 14
Fax: +373 22 24 23 44
Address: 165 Stefan cel Mare Avenue, MD-2004 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
QUAEM Contact persons: Olga Cernețchi, Email: ocernetchi(at)yahoo.com;
Lilian Șaptefrați, Email: saptefrati(at)usmf.md
Viorica Macovei, Email: macovei.viorica(at)gmail.com

Tiraspol State University (TSU)

Tiraspol State University TSU - the first institution of higher education in Moldova was founded in 1930 in Tiraspol.
Fields of Study: Mathematics, Physics, Informatics, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Geography, Tourism, International Economical Relations, Rumanian Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, Pedagogy and psychology, Pedagogy of primary education.
The university plays an important role in overall educational in Moldova, namely in preparing teachers of technique, mathematics, physics, pedagogical skills. Since its foundation the UST has trained upper that 67000 of highly qualified specialists that has been working in various fields: university and schoolteachers, scientists in the institutes of the Academy of Sciences, statesmen etc.
In 2006-2010 in university were conducted research on the theme “Quality of Higher Education – Concepts and Strategies in Didactic Staff Training”.

Website: www.ust.md
Tel.: +37322244085
Fax: +37322244085
Address: 5 Gh. Iablocichin, MD-2069 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
QUAEM Contact person: Larisa Sali, Scientific seretary, Email: salilarisa(at)yahoo.com

National Council of Rectors of Moldova (CNRCM)

The Moldovan Council of Rectors is a public non-governmental organization, which unites rectors of 27 state and private higher education institutions. The Council of Rectors is funded by its member universities in relation to their student enrolment. The Council of Rectors is a discussion forum where university rectors can together acknowledge future challenges and prepare strategies to meet those challenges. The organisation seeks to generate public discussion and participates in it by presenting statements and position papers.

Tel.: +373 22 23 52 26
Fax: +373 22 23 52 26
Address: 168 Stefan cel Mare Avenue, MD-2004 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
QUAEM Contact person: Valentin Amariei, Vice President, Email: v_amarriei(at)yahoo.com

National Council of Student Organizations of Moldova (CNOSM)

National Council of Student Organizations in Moldova brings together students organizations and structures of higher education institutions in the country. NSCOM was established to promote and protect the interests of students and student organizations in Moldova, in the context of university autonomy and self determination. Starting from the premise that youth policy is made not only for young people and youth, the organizations aims to become an active participant in developing and implementing documents aimed at students and young people in general, to organize activities aimed at stimulating activism socio-economic and cultural life of the country.

Tel.: +373 22 24 24 72
Fax: +373 22 24 24 72
Address: 38 Alexandru cel Bun Str., MD-2004 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
QUAEM Contact person: Marcel Abraș, Vice President, Email: abrashmarcel(at)gmail.com

Ministry of Education of Moldova (MEM)

The Ministry of Education is the specialised authority of the central public administration responsible for the development and promotion of the state policy in education and science, professional formation, protection of children and youth, and constantly adjust it to the national and international trends of socio-economic development, ensuring that all citizens of Moldova have access to education and research throughout their lives.

Website: www.edu.md
Tel.: +373 22 232443
Address: 1 Piața Marii Adunări Naționale, MD-2033 Chișinău, Republic of Moldova
QUAEM Contact person: Velisco Nadejda, Director of Department, Email: nvelisco(at)yahoo.com

Ministry of Health of Moldova (MHM)

The Ministry of Education is the specialised authority of the central public administration responsible for the development and promotion of the state policy in education and science, professional formation, protection of children and youth, and constantly adjust it to the national and international trends of socio-economic development, ensuring that all citizens of Moldova have access to education and research throughout their lives.

Website: www.ms.gov.md
Tel.: +373 22 268804
Fax: +373 22 738781
Address: 2 Vasile Alecsandri Str., MD-2009, Chișinău, Republic of Moldova
QUAEM Contact person: Nicolae Jelamschi, Head of Department, Email: nicolae.jelamschi(at)ms.gov.md