Department of Bologna Process Development

Main functions and tasks of the Department of Bologna Process Development:

DBPD organizes and carries out activities on the effective operation of Center for Quality Management and Accreditation, Center for Postgraduate Education, Center for Website Development, International Cooperation Department to:

– increase the competitiveness of the university in domestic and foreign markets of educational services;
– Improve the ranking of the university and programmes;
– Improve the satisfaction of all consumers of educational services;
– Continuously improve the activity processes of the university;
– To improve the conditions in the professional, social and ethical training of students by reducing the variability of the processes of the QMS;
– Increase the responsibility of all employees of the university for the quality of education;
– Decrease non-manufacturing costs;
– Improve the culture, infrastructure and manufacturing environment of the university.

DBPD realizes its goals through the following functions:

– Implementation of policies and objectives of KSTU in quality sphere;
– Compliance with the requirements of the QMS of KSTU;
– Monitor the functioning of the quality management system and the satisfaction of the consumers of educational services;
– Planning and organization of professional development of KSTU teaching staff in quality sphere;
– Organization of postgraduate education, namely, MS’c and PhD postgraduate;
– Maintenance and development of the web-site of the University;
– Organization of planned work to meet the requirements of national and international rankings;
– To carry out the organization and preparation of the programmes for the International Accreditation;
– Organize and implement training for double-diploma education.

The main objectives of DBPD:

– To study and analyze the university’s activity and development of the proposals for the main strategic directions of development of the university in accordance with the policies of educational institutions of RK, in accordance with priorities in education, designated in the President of RK, in accordance with the policy of RK;

– The study of international practice and make suggestions to the development of the university as a technical institution of higher education in various areas of its activities;
– Establishing and developing strategic partnerships with educational, non-educational institutions, international organizations and industry to develop and improve the quality of specialty training at all levels of education;
– Research, analysis of requirements for the international rankings of universities and processing of proposals for their introduction to the activity of the university;
– Organization of university’s participation in the annual ranking of the universities of RK at national and international level;
– Carrying out work on the development of the university’s image and its promotion through a variety of activities on topical issues of higher education institution with the participation of international experts, representatives of industry and education professionals and representatives of ministries and other government agencies;
– Updating and upgrading of the system, which allows to assess and monitor the process of securing, supporting and improving the quality of training in the field to demonstrate the quality system for the accreditation assessment;
– Analysis of conditions for ensuring the quality of training curriculum, assessment system for students, PPS to conform with the accreditation requirements;
– Coordination of the structural units of the University on accreditation procedures, specified by Accreditation agencies of different countries;
– Analysis of the evaluation criteria of accreditation agencies for educational programs and develop a mechanism for compliance review;
– Organization of seminars, training sessions on education quality issues, rating;
– Carrying out work to assess the learning process: Audit and monitoring, analysis and development of recommendations for the evaluation of system of university’s management and training;
– Develop a mechanism of internal quality assessment for the following types of analysis and monitoring: self-control, analysis of the quality system of students’ knowledge and analysis of educational programs;
– Develop a mechanism of external quality assessment based on international and national requirements for accreditation, certification, and various forms of certification;
– Assistance to institutions to establish and effective cooperation with international organizations on priority directions of the Department;
– Promotion of institutions to improve training programs based on international best practice in order to match the quality of education in accordance with the ranking of the university and the promotion of its quality.