Expert training: Webinar on system accreditation

Ms. Estefanía Guzmán (Division Manager for Institutional Procedures in the German-speaking area) and Dr. Tino Shahin (Division Manager for Expert Management)

FIBAA again chose the digital way to train its experts and has held a webinar on system accreditation procedures according to the requirements of the Accreditation Council in March 2020.

The online event was aimed at experts who work for FIBAA within the scope of system accreditation procedures.

Ms. Estefanía Guzmán (Division Manager for Institutional Procedures in the German-speaking area) informed the participants about the legal basis of the procedure and addressed in particular the Interstate Agreement on Accreditation, the Specimen Law Regulation and the country-specific regulations. She also explained the procedure and highlighted individual relevant evaluation criteria. Dr. Tino Shahin (Division Manager for Expert Management) informed the participants about the formal requirements of the expert activity as well as the composition of the expert committees in accordance with the guidelines of the German Rectors' Conference. The webinar chat enabled participants to ask questions and discuss among themselves.

The webinar met with a good response and provided an interactive platform for the exchange between FIBAA and experts from science and practice. It is an important concern of FIBAA to prepare them in the best possible way for the accreditation procedures and to inform them about all current developments in the accreditation area.

FIBAA Premium Seal goes to the Egyptian Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport

From left to right: Dr. Captain. Mohi El Din Mohamed EL Sayeh (CMTT Dean), Prof. Ismail Abdel Ghafar Ismail Farag (AASTMT President) and Dr. Heinz-Ulrich Schmidt (FIBAA Special Representative)

In February 2020 FIBAA Special Representative Dr. Heinz-Ulrich Schmidt travelled to Cairo in order to ceremonially bestow the FIBAA Premium Seal to the Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) for the Bachelor programme "Trade Logistics and International Transport Management", which belongs to the College of Maritime Transport and Technology (CMTT) of the AASTMT.

The FIBAA expert team reviewed the programme in summer 2019 and was able to identify a number of criteria that exceed the quality requirements. The experts were particularly impressed by the academic level of the programme, the employability of the graduates and the promotion of personal development and civil engagement of the students. The students are thus offered an excellent education that optimally prepares them for their professional career. Overall, a large number of indicators showed the quality culture lived at AASTMT, which is supported and promoted by all departments.

FIBAA is the only accreditation agency that awards a Premium Seal for programme accreditation. It highlights study programmes which, due to their own motivation, are characterised by outstanding performance.

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