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Author(s): Zuzana Kapsdorferová, Olga Sviridová

Title: Quality assurance of Agricultural University education in Russia and Europe

Source: International Scientific Days 2016. The Agri-Food Value Chain: Challenges for Natural Resources Management and Society

Document Type: Scientific paper

ISBN: 978-80-552-1503-7


Publisher: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra

PY, pages: 2016, 613-621

Published on-line: 2016-06-24

Language: eng

Abstract: The article attempts to determine main assurance instruments of agricultural university education in the European Union and the Russian Federation. First of all authors compare significance of agriculture for economies and its productivity for last 10 years. As far as attending the sustainable agriculture is not possible without high qualified staff, agricultural universities have to provide economy with them. Russian and European approaches to the agricultural university education are different but have a lot of similarities. According to leading ratings authors chose top ten agrarian universities of Russia and Europe, analyzed their system of quality assurance. As a result there are five most popular instruments of quality assurance in agricultural university education of Russia and Europe: licensing; governmental accreditation; certification according to ISO 9001, ESG; rating among agricultural universities; public accreditation. In conclusion authors proposed to create an Agriculture Employers Union, aggregated organizations from different fields of agriculture. It can work out requirements for graduates of agricultural universities and accredit educational organizations. Level of employment assistance in agricultural universities, which would have this type of accreditation, could be the best guaranty of high quality of education

Keywords: agricultural university education, quality management system, quality assurance

JEL Classification: A209

Rights: Open Access :: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence
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