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Workshop on the adaptation of NQF in Jordanian H.E.

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Following the development of a National Qualifications Framework in Jordan, six Jordanian Universities are conducting pilot projects to phase in the implementation of the NQF across a number of selected disciplines. Dr Kay Taaffe, QEU, attended a three-day study visit (2-4 July 2018), designed to support this pilot process, at the Ministry for Higher Education in Amman, Jordan. The primary purpose was to facilitate discussion on the adaptation of the selected study programmes to the recently established NQF and evaluate the results of the compatibility study conducted by Jordanian partners. The trip to UCC in September (see below), by the Jordanian partners, will be a natural follow-on to further develop this process.

A group of approximately 24 people from Universities across Jordan will visit UCC from 26-28 September 2018. This Study Visit will include talks on implementing the NFQ (policy and practice), on academic development and Governance and there will also be a number of workshops on Learning Outcomes made available to the visiting delegation.

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HICA Study Visit to UCC - June 2017

HICA Delegation at U.C.C.

The Quality Enhancement Unit hosted the HICA Delegation from Central America on a very successful study visit to U.C.C. from the 21-23rd June, 2017.  The HICA group (pictured above) comprised 40 x people from the following countries: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. There were also participants from Spain and Germany included in the group. Prof Nuala Finnegan, Head, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, delivered the Opening Address in Spanish, which from the outset, made the Central American participants feel very welcome. During their time here, the HICA group met with staff members including Dr Marian McCarthy, Dr Catherine O’Mahony, Prof Paul McSweeney, Ms Eleanor Fouhy, Dr Declan Kennedy, Ms Mary Ward, Ms Anne Gannon, Mr Paul O’Donovan and Ms Elizabeth Noonan. A number of postgraduate students from Central America who are studying here in Cork also met with the group. Each student gave a short presentation on their experiences of, and insights into, studying in UCC.

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Upcoming HICA Study Visit to UCC

HICA Study Visit to UCC: The Quality Enhancement Unit is delighted to announce that it will be hosting a Study Visit from the HICA Delegation from Central America at U.C.C. from the 21-23rd June, 2017. University College Cork has been a partner in this Erasmus+ HICA Project since 2016. During their time here the HICA group will be learning about a range of processes and best practices in place in UCC in areas such as quality, education, teaching and learning, student services and so on. The HICA group comprises approx. 40 x people who hail from the following countries: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. There will also be participants from Spain and Germany. 

QEU will be hosting a Welcome Reception for the HICA group on Wednesday, 21st June from c. 4.00pm onwards and all are very welcome. Further details and invitations will be issued in due course.

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RecoNow Study Visit to UCC November, 2014

RecoNow Study Visit to UCC

Pictured during their Study Visit to U.C.C. are members of the RecoNow Delegation with Fiona Crozier, Director, QPU. From left to right: Sami Sader, An-Najah National University, Palestine; Yousef Al Qahwaji, University of Petra; Mohamadnabil Dabdoub, Birzeit University, Palestine; Fiona Crozier, QPU; Hadeel Boshmaf, The University of Jordan.

 

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Room 2.18, West Wing, UCC

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