CALOHEx project

Do students enrolled in higher education around Europe develop the competences they need? Are study programmes delivering their promises? Can we learn to compare student's achievements in different countries in a meaningful way?

EQ-Arts is proud to be partner in the EU funded project, called CALOHEx, which aims to find the answers to these questions by developing the infrastructure that will eventually make it possible to test bachelor and master students’ performance Europe-wide across a range of fields in a way that satisfies the needs of the various stakeholders in the European higher education community.

The project will cover five subject areas, representing five significant academic fields / subject areas (academic domains):
• Business Administration (Social Sciences)
• Information Engineering/ICT (Natural Sciences)
• International Relations (Humanities/Social Sciences)
• Medicine (Health Care)
• Performing and Fine Arts (Humanities/Arts).

EQ-Arts has been asked to coordinate the subject area of the Performing and Fine Arts, together with the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

The CALOHEx project is a follow-up of the project CALOHEE that was implemented in 2016-2018. The CALOHEx project intends to develop Qualifications Reference Frameworks and Assessment Reference Frameworks in the five academic fields mentioned. These will use the same methodology, but they will be tailored to the characteristics of each subject area and domain, taking into account the diversity of missions, orientations and profiles of universities in Europe and their various degree programmes.

The following partners will coordinate the five subject area groups involved:
Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi (DK) - Universidad de Deusto (ES) - Università di Bologna (IT) - Vilniaus universitetas (VU) (LT) - Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) (LT) - Stichting EQ-Arts (EQA) (NL) - University of Groningen (NL) - Universidade Aberta (PT) - Universidade de Coimbra (UC) (PT) - Umea University (SE)

The CALOHEX Consortium consists of the following associations and organisations:
European Student Union (ESU) - European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) - European Consortium for Accreditation in Higher Education (ECA) - Stichting NUFFIC - Education for an Interdependent World (EDIW) - European Alliance for Subject-Specific and Professional Accreditation an Quality Assurance (EASPA) - FEANI. University networks: Coimbra Group - Grupo Santander – UNICA – Utrecht Network - Compostela Group (CGU)

Besides these organisations represented in the Advisory Board are:
European University Association (EUA) - European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) - European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) - European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE) - Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) - European Association for International Education (EAIE)