On 31 January 2018 the Government approved the Selection Committee members of National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance.

The Committee consists of 9 representatives: 4 participants from European organisations and 5 participants of the Students Association, Employers, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, and National Academies of Sciences. Proposed candidates were submitted by relevant institutions. One of the main requirements for Selection Committee members was the availability of scientific degree and / or academic rank or professional experience at least 5 years for all, except students and international representatives.
Selection Committee members have been approved for 3 years without the reapply for the second term.

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Title: 1st European Learning & Teaching Forum
Date: 28-29 September, 2017
Location: University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris, France
Participants: institutional leadership and managers with responsibility for learning and teaching, directors of learning centres and learning labs, and academic staff and researchers, policy-makers and other interested stakeholders.

Participants from Ukraine:
1. Svitlana Kalashnikova, Director, Institute of Higher Education of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, HERE.

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Title: 12th European Quality Assurance Forum "Responsible QA: committing to impact"
Date: 23-25 November, 2017
Location: University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Participants: rectors and vice-rectors responsible for QA, QA officers in higher education institutions, students, QA agency staff and researchers working on higher education or the QA field, representatives of European University Association (EUA), the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) and the European Students' Union (ESU).

Participants from Ukraine:
1. Volodymyr LUGOVYY, First Vice-President, National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, HERE team member.
2. Vadym ZAKHARCHENKO, Vice-Rector, National University "Odessa Maritime Academy", HERE team member.

There was Rector Bogdan Egorov and Vice-Rector Maryna Mardar, Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies, Ukraine among participants.

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Title: Study Visit for Higher Education Reform Experts “Quality culture in practice: Scotland and the University of Edinburgh”
Date: 5-6 October 2017
Venue: University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK)

Participants from Ukraine:
• Taras DOBKO, Senior Vice-Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University, National Higher Education Reform expert;
• Andriy STAVYTSKYY, ECTS Coordinator, Associate Professor, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, National Higher Education Reform expert.

Program: http://supporthere.org/edinburgh2017
Materials: http://supporthere.org/edinburgh2017/page/documents-presentations-1

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Title: HERE Annual Conference 2017 “EU and its Neighbors: Higher Education Policy and Cooperation”, funded by European Union and organized by the SPHERE
Date: 11-12 December 2017
Location: Hotel Bloom (Brussels, Belgium), European Commission (Brussels, Belgium)
Participants: Erasmus+ Higher Education Reform Experts (HEREs) from EU neighboring partner countries, European and Partner countries experts, representatives from the European Commission.

Participants from Ukraine:
1. Svetlana SHYTIKOVA, Director, NEO in Ukraine
2. Olena KOZIEVSKA, Deputy of the Head, the Parliament’ Committee Secretariat (Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine), HERE team member
3. Irina SIKORSKAYA, International Office Director, the Donetsk State University of Management in Mariupol, HERE team member
4. Volodymyr BAKHRUSHYN, Professor, D. Sc., Zaporizhia National Technical University, HERE team member

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Purpose: National scale implementation of the Structural projects’ outcomes through their using by the Ukrainian Higher Education Institutions, Ministry for Education and Science of Ukraine, the Parliament’ Committee on Science and Education, other stakeholders in the framework of Higher Education reforms.

Objectives: To provide synergy and supplementary effect of impact of the Structural Projects’ outcomes in the frame of the Clusters – Quality Assurance & Qualifications Frameworks and Study Programmes as well as to discuss developed proposals with representatives of the Ministry and other stakeholders.

To submit Recommendations for national level implementation of the QUAERE, ALIGN, QANTUS projects’ outcomes through its exploitation in the frame of the Ministry’ and Parliament’ expert groups on legislative and others changing for support of higher education reforms.

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13-14 June, 2017. HERE Seminar Universities and social engagement, University of Nicosia.

Participants from Ukraine:
1. Olena Kozievskaya, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Committee for Science and Education, HERE team member
2. Irina Sikorskaya, International Relations Office Director, Donetsk State University of Management, Mariupol, HERE team member
3. Petro Krainik, National Erasmus+ Office, Ukraine, Project Manager

Agenda, presentations and useful materials are available at: http://supporthere.org/nicosia2017

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