Dear Participants and Speakers,

Due to the continued uncertainty around the feasibility of large face-to-face gatherings, international travel restrictions combined with the financial risk associated with having to cancel at late notice, the INQAAHE Board has decided that the prudent option is to offer Forum 2020 in an online mode. The INQAAHE Board, along with the leadership of AKKORK is working hard to make this experience an unforgettable, engaging and productive one.

Hence, we are pleased to invite you to the INQAAHE Forum 2020 in the following format:

– Pre-forum workshops: 21st to 24th September, 15.00-17.15 (Moscow time)

– The Forum:  28th of September to 1st October, 15.00-17.15 (Moscow time)

– General assembly and regional Networks meeting: 12th of October, 15.00-17.15 (Moscow time). 

Accordingly, we have introduced revised fees for the online mode of delivery:



Forum registration per person

USD 100

Forum registration per person

USD 120

Workshop registration (1 workshop)

USD 50

Workshop registration (1 workshop)

USD 60


Workshop registration (more than 1 workshop)

USD 100

Workshop registration (more than 1 workshop)

USD 120

Organization registration (up to 10 participants)

USD 350



Given the new opportunities with the online mode, we have allocated one day per workshop to ensure all the participants can avail an opportunity to register for all of them. However, all the four workshops have limited capacity and will be available on first come first serve basis. Spaces for the workshops are guaranteed to those attendees that already registered and paid for the Forum.

For those ones that have already registered and paid for the in-person Forum and workshops, there is a refund policy*.

For those who already registered and paid for the in-person Forum, there is no need to go through the registration process again.

If you registered but did not pay, you need to re-register.


Please, have a look at the agenda, which is also available now.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the INQAAHE secretariat at or the host AKKORK at


*Refund policy: a participant can either request a partial refund of the fee paid or to forward the remaining amount for the next year event in Glasgow.

Participants not willing to attend the Forum in an online mode are eligible for receiving a refund.

The International Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (INQAAHE) aims to offer an enhancement platform for the broader higher education community in its regions.  In keeping with this, the INQAAHE 2020 Forum is being hosted in the Eastern Europe Region for the first time since 2000 and the first time ever in a post-soviet country.
This significant event is proudly hosted by the Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Career Development (AKKORK) with the participation of the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science (Rosobrnadzor).

The Forum brings together government bodies, international organizations, universities and quality assurance agencies from all over the world for focused discussions and comprehensive exchanges of views on the current issues impacting on quality assurance.

The Forum is an opportunity for a discussion about the challenging questions in quality assurance, the generation of ideas on new approaches to quality assurance in a world of emerging new educational practices, and the sharing of practices in QA. Interactive sessions always involve high levels of participant engagement.

We welcome representatives from INQAAHE members, QA professionals from Universities, quality assurance agencies, governments, especially those from the Eastern Europe and Central Asia regions. The language of the Forum is English. The translation into Russian will be provided on demand. 

Forum theme:

The theme of this Forum is Quality, Competencies, and Learning Outcomes: How to Be Fit for Generation Z Employability

Its two sub-themes are:

  • Sub-Theme 1: Building Generation Z Competences through Classical Approaches to Degree Offerings: innovative approaches to quality assurance and recognition of qualifications
  • Sub-Theme 2: Advancing Generation Z Employability through New Forms of Learning: quality assurance and recognition of alternative credentials

The Forum is organized by

The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) is a world-wide association of organisations that are active in the theory and practice of quality assurance (QA) in higher education (HE).
INQAAHE is a QA community, with shared interests, a common language and an understanding of how things are done with regard to a very specific field of work. It provides a forum for the discussion of global issues that go beyond national or regional boundaries, such as cross border education. Members have the opportunity to learn from what others are doing, both from their successes and their failures, and thus have now set the ground for the development of a QA profession.

The Forum is proudly hosted by

Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance and Career Development (AKKORK) is an international accreditation agency of professional education, leader in Russia in independent quality assurance and assessment of education. The Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance and Career Development was founded in 2005. It is recognized by the leading international accreditation networks: ENQA (full), EQAR registered, INQAAHE (full membership), APQN (full membership).