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Director of the Agency for Higher Education of the Republic of Srpska (AVORS) prof. Biljana Vojvodic, PhD spoke with the director of the National Entity for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education of the Republic of Serbia (NAQA), prof. Anom Sijacki, PhD, about the procedures for accreditation of higher education institutions and study programs, membership in international associations and networks, as well as other key activities of the two agencies.

Assistant Director for Accreditation and International Cooperation Duska Radmanovic participated in the online seminar "External evaluation of microcredentials" held on September 27, organized by the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA).
At the seminar, working group member Anca Greere, representative of the British Accreditation Council (BAC), presented the ENQA project "Micro-credentials - expectations in quality assurance in the context of ESG". Ester Huertas Hidalgo, representative of the Agency for Quality in Higher Education of Catalonia (Agència per a la Qualitat del Sistema Universitari de Catalunya - AQU) presented the results of a survey carried out as part of the project that showed the current state of practice in the field of quality assurance of microcredentials in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

Acting Director of the Agency for Control and Quality Assurance of Higher Education of Montenegro, Goran Danilovic, visited the Agency for Higher Education of the Republic of Srpska on July 21, 2022.
The visit was of a friendly and consultative nature and discussed the cooperation and improvement of the work of the two agencies in view of the Memorandum of Cooperation signed by the two agencies in October 2020.
In addition to the directors of the two agencies, the meeting was attended by representatives of the Sector for Accreditation and International Cooperation and the Sector for Initial Accreditation of the Agency for Higher Education of the Republic of Srpska.
At the invitation of director Danilovic, a return visit is provisionaly arranged.

On Wednesday, August 17, 2022, in the premises of the Agency for Higher Education of the Republika Srpska, a meeting was held between representatives of the Center for Civil Initiatives and an informal group of students "Accredited higher education institutions - recognized diplomas". On behalf of the Agency, the meeting was attended by the Director of the Agency, Prof. Biljana Vojvodić, PhD and a representative of the Accreditation and International Cooperation Sector. Issues discussed at the meeting were the ones related to the importance of accreditation of higher education institutions and study programs for students, as well as other issues related to the status of accredited and non-accredited higher education institutions and study programs in the Republic of Srpska. Representatives of the Agency emphasized the importance of students' participation in internal and external evaluation procedures of higher education institutions and study programs, and called for their more active engagement in quality assurance.

In the Continuation of the 22nd Regular Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska held on 5 July 2022, the Work Report with the Financial report of the Agency for Higher Education of the Republic of Srpska for 2021 was discussed. In accordance with Article 43, Paragraph 1 of the Law on Quality Assurance in Higher Education of the Republic of Srpska, the Agency is required to submit a Work Report to the National Assembly no later than June 30 of the current year for the previous year.

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