TNE_QA: Promoting quality and recognition of transnational education in Armenia and Georgia


About the Project

TNE_QA is a EU-funded project under the TEMPUS (Trans-European Mobility University Studies) programme's sixth call for proposals. TNE_QA aims at establishing internal and external quality assurance mechanisms in line with OECD/UNESCO guidelines to further enhance quality and promote regulation and recognition of the transnational education provided in Armenia and Georgia.


Objective and Goals
The main project objective is to develop and integrate quality assurance mechanisms in the institutions that provide transnational education (TNE).  
The specific objectives target at:
  • Building on the capacity of the Armenian and Georgian HEIs and external quality assurance bodies to effectively manage quality assurance of TNE.
  • Developing and integrating quality assurance mechanisms at the institutions that provide TNE.
  • Developing and integrating quality assurance standards and procedures for external quality assurance systems to effectively manage the quality assurance procedures at universities providing TNE.
  • Ensuring regulation, quality assurance and recognition of TNE provisions in Armenia and Georgia.

Project Content and Methodology

The project consists of the following three main activities:  
  • Capacity building (training kit, training sessions, workshops, case studies, plan and template for the development of QA units at HEIs).
  • Formulation of internal and external QA procedures for TNE providers.
  • Pilot accreditation of TNE providers (institutional and academic programme).

The principle outcomes and outputs include:
  • Well-prepared staff at HEIs and external quality assurance agency/Ministry to provide quality assurance of TNE.
  • Established/revised functions of internal quality assurance units at HEIs.
  • Nationwide standards, procedures, indicators and benchmarks for external quality assurance of TNE providers in Armenia and Georgia.
  • Institution-wide internal quality assurance Procedures Handbook for HEIs in Armenia and Georgia.
  • Legitimate and sustainable quality assurance system piloted and operationalised in Armenia and Georgia.
The HEIs, participating in the project, are from the Eastern European Neighbourhood – Armenia and Georgia. It allows deeper understanding of the needs of developing systems and customisation to specific country and institutional priorities. The EU partners bring in the richness of experience in TNE quality assurance.

The TNA_QA Partnership
Armenian partners

Georgian partners

EU partners

EFMD coordinates the formulation of internal and external quality assurance standards and procedures for providers of transnational education.

 Download the TNE_QA Standards and Procedures guidelines