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A Hungarian perspective on accreditation Impacts o f … and on …. Prof. György BAZSA, President Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC) ASEE Global Colloquium „Cultures, Markets and Regulations: Shaping Global Engineering Education” Budapest, 14 October 2009.
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Impacts of … and on …
Prof. György BAZSA, President
Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC)
ASEE Global Colloquium
„Cultures, Markets and Regulations: Shaping Global Engineering Education”
Budapest, 14 October 2009
Population: 10 million
HE enrollment: before 1990 < 10% of age group
at present ~ 40 % of age group
HE Students total: ~ 400.000 (half state funded)
Legal background: HE Law in 1993 and 2005
HE Institutions: ~7 HEI/ 1 million inhabits
Before 2005: parallel system of programs in
- college (practice oriented), 3-4 y.
- university (research oriented), 5-6 y.
Since 2005 (sequence 3 cycle Bologna system):
- Bachelor – 180/210 credits, 3-3,5 y.
- Master – 90/120 credits, 2 y
- long masters: 300 credits (med, law)
- PhD – 180 credits, 3+ years
Compulsory general changeover started in 2006. This loaded HHE and HAC enormously in last years.
Dr. univ. has a long tradition in Hungary. The present PhD form exists since 1993 at 25 universities.
a) Government: HE Q policy, legal and financial conds.
b) HAC:external Q Evaluation and Accreditation
c) HEIs: key performers in quality of the „product”, responsible for internal Q Assurance
d) Faculty: determinesQ of teaching and research
e) Students: acceptsandreflectsQofteaching
f) Stakeholders: confirms/questions Q of HE graduates
g) Media: reports Q and prepares HE ranking
h) Europe +: Bologna, EHEA, ESG, ENQA: public Q + international Q labels + US NFCMEA
A unique impact:parallel accreditation of all doctoral schools (PhD programs) in Hungary.
This evaluates quality of scientific production of HEI.
(„I have a dream!”)
internal program accreditation
(instead of external ones) based on
by HAC accredited QA of HEI.
It requires a new and severe quality cultureinside institutions, where - common values meet particular interests,
- social and individual goals converge,
- high quality is favored against mass quantity.
QA isn’t an art for art sake: the main aim of QA is good Quality Product: - high class graduates, - excellent science and innovation, - efficient local/social services.