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Visit to the University of the Basque Country

Publication date: 28/10/2021

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Strengthening relations between ANECA and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), whilst establishing the university's needs, were the main objectives of the meeting held on 26th October in Bizkaia Aretoa by the director of the Agency, Mercedes Siles Molina, the manager, Lázaro Rodríguez Ariza, and the director of the Faculty Assessment Division, María Concepción Fernández López, with the rector of the UPV/EHU, Eva Ferreira.

The meeting is part of a series of face-to-face visits that the Agency is making to rectors of universities throughout Spain to explain the changes the agency is promoting and the services it is offering, whilst establishing the needs of the universities first-hand.
The meeting began with the rector and the director of ANECA and was later joined by members of the rectoral team and the manager of ANECA to discuss the changes the Agency is implementing and the requirements of the UPV/EHU.
The director of the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation states that the visit “is evidence of the closeness of ANECA to the Universities, in its vocation for public service. At today's meeting, ANECA and the UPV-EHB have presented their lines of work and have offered each other mutual help, which will undoubtedly benefit the university community”.
The rector of UPV/EHU, Eva Ferreira, stresses the value of this institutional meeting: “Assessment agencies are essential both for the proper accreditation of teaching staff and for guaranteeing the quality of education provided. For this reason, a fluid institutional relationship between ANECA and universities provides enormous added value to the future development of higher education. In this sense, I thank the director of the agency and her team for this visit to the UPV/EHU and the opportunity we have had to express our points of view and address future issues”.