INTERNATIONAL WEEK
7 – 12 April 2014
University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
SWOT Analysis
for Bologna Process
RIZUN NINA
http://nrizun.at.ua/
PhD in Technical Sciences, Associate Professor,
Head of the Department of Economic Cybernetics and
Modern Information Technologies
Alfred Nobel University, Dnipropetrovs'k, Ukraine
Alfred Nobel University
Dnipropetrovsk,
Ukraine
INTERNATIONAL WEEK
7 – 12 April 2014
University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
Alfred Nobel University
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The University was established
in 1993
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In 2005 the University was
granted the fourth (the highest)
level of accreditation in Ukraine
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Today the student body of the
University totals about 6,000
students
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The
University
qualifies
Bachelors in 15 fields of
studies and Masters in 14 fields
of studies
Main Fields of Studies
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Enterprise Economy
Economic Cybernetics
Marketing
Management
International Economics
Accounting and Auditing
Finance and Credit
Commodity Analysis and Commercial
Activities
Philology: translation
Philology: language and literature
Applied Linguistics
Political Studies
Law
Psychology
Social Pedagogy
PhD Study
According to the decision certifying the Ministry of Education and Science of
Ukraine in the Alfred Nobel University opened postgraduate and doctoral
studies.
To graduate annually with a set margin and on the job the following specialties:
08.00.01 - The theory and history of economic thought
08.00.03 - Economy and Management of National Economy
08.00.04 - Economy and Enterprise Management
08.00.08 - Money, finance and credit
Postdoctoral open in the following areas:
08.00.03 - Economy and Management of National Economy
08.00.04 - Economy and Enterprise Management
Schools of Research
Economic Schools:
1.
World Economy of the XXI Century: Cycles and Crises
2.
Globalization and Macroeconomic Regulation
3.
New processes and effects of uncertainty in the global economy
4.
The finance perspectives within the economy with chaotic structure
5.
Problems and Prospects of Ukraine's Financial System
6.
Research into ways to improve competitiveness of domestic
enterprises
7.
Methodological support of corporate governance and project
management
Schools of Research
Schools of Social Sciences and Humanities:
1. Theory and Methodology of Teaching Foreign
Languages
2. Investigation of complex social and market
systems
3. Research on the vocabulary of scientific and
advertising discourse
Alfred Nobel University’s Scientific
Journals
The academic
journal "Academic
Review", which is
included in the
International
Academic
Database, Index
Copernicus
The academic
journal "European Vector of
Economic Development“,
which is included in the
International Academic
Database, Index Copernicus
The academic
journal "Messenger of the
International Nobel
Economic Forum", which
is included in the
International Academic
Database, Index
Copernicus
International Programm
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In 2010 the University initiated
the unique English programme
for Bachelors in «International
Management», validated by the
University of Wales
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Graduates of this programme
receive two diplomas – British
BA
(Hons)
«International
Management» and Ukrainian
state diploma
In September 2008 the University initiated
the first International Nobel Economic Forum «World Economy in XXI
century: cycles and crises»
Memorial Symbol - Alfred Nobel Planet
The ceremonial opening of the
sculpture composition
«ALFRED NOBEL PLANET» took
place on 12 September, 2008
within the framework of the first
International Nobel Economic
Forum.
The memorial is now a symbol of
Dnipropetrovsk and has no
analogues in the world.
In 2011 the University initiated the International Nobel
Student Internet Contest in Economics
The Bologna Process
Topical Issues on Ukrainian Level
Ukraine joined the process in 2005
Three-cycle Degree System
Ukraine realized the three-cycle degree
system:
the first – Bachelor’s degree (4 years);
the second – Master’s degree (1-2 years);
the third – Doctoral level (3 years)
European Credit Transfer and
Accumulation System (ECTS)
Bachelor’s degree (240 ECTS);
Master’s degree (60-120 ECTS);
Doctoral’s degree (180 ECTS).
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students spend less time in the university, however the
time for individual work increased;
• 100 Points Knowledge Evaluation System was
introduced
100 Points Knowledge Evaluation System
National grade
Marks, %
Excellent
Good
90 – 100
70 – 89
Satisfactory
50 – 69
Fail
1 – 49
100 Points Knowledge Evaluation System
ECTS
Marks, %
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B
C
D
E
FX
F
90-100
80-89
70-79
60-69
50-59
30-49
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Forms of Training
Courses
Simulation
and virtual
programs
Seminars
Distance
learning
Practical
lessons
Problem
based
learning
Case-based
learning
The Development Strategy
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The specialists training does not correspond to the market
requirements. More than the half of Ukrainian universities trains
either lawyers or economists
The last decade has shown the change of students in humanities
to students in technical sciences ratio from 20:80 to 80:20
According to optimistic scenario in 2020 there will be 1280.47
thousand students, which is only 54 per cent of the student’s
contingent in 2007
Due to the establishment of large amount of higher educational
institutions in Ukraine throughout last 20 years and crisis in
country’s demography the number of places in national
universities exceeds the quantity of school leavers
The Problems of Higher
Educational Establishments
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Bachelor’s degree is not widely renowned in Ukraine. As a rule
the applicant chooses the major, but not the qualification level
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No one exactly knows the difference between the specialist’s and
master’ degree. On the one hand the specialist and master
training programs are almost the same and this enables 90 per
cent of bachelors to continue education. This way the universities
do not select the best students after obtaining the bachelor’s
degree to continue their studies and become scholars in certain
fields
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There is a proposition to change the specialist’s degree to master’
degree of engineering
National Qualifications Frameworks
3. The process of developing the NQF has been set up,
with stakeholders identified and committee(s)
established
2. The purpose(s) of the NQF have been agreed and
outlined
1. Decision to start developing the NQF has been taken by
the national body responsible for higher education
and/or the minister
The Scheme of Designing of Higher Education
Standards
National Qualifications Frameworks
National Standard Classification System
Degree Levels
Competences
Qualifications
Field of Studies
Higher Education Standards
National Standard
COURSE DESCRIPTION BY FIELD OF
SPECIALIZATION
COMPETENCES
knowledge, skills and
competence
Educational
qualification program
COURSE
DESCRIPTION
Educational and
Vocational Programs
Industry Standard
EVALUATION METHODS
Умения
OUTCOMES
EVALUATION
STATE
CERTIFICATION
LEARNING OUTCOMES
Bachelor’s degree
1
2
Master’s degree
3
Doctoral’s
degree
1-3
4
1
Operates in
Operates in a
situations of
range of varied but
varying complexity
predictable
and predictability
contexts that
requiring the
require the use of
application of a
specific range of
wide range of
techniques and
techniques and
information
information
sources.
sources.
Operates in
complex and
unpredictable
contexts, requiring
selection and
application from a
range of largely
standard
techniques and
information
sources.
Operates in
complex and
unpredictable
and/or specialized
contexts, and
application from a
range of advanced
techniques and
information
sources.
Acts with limited
supervision and
direction, within
defined guidelines
accepting
responsibility for
achieving
personal and/or
group outcomes
and/or outputs.
Acts with minimal
supervision or
direction, within
agreed guidelines
taking
responsibility for
accessing support
and accepts
accountability for
determining and
achieving
personal and/or
group outcomes.
Acts with initiative
Acts
in decision-making autonomously and
and accessing
with initiative.
support, within
Often in a
professional or
professional
given guidelines,
capacity with
accepting full
responsibility for
accountability for
self and often
outcomes.
others.
Setting
Operational
context
Autonomy
and
responsibility
for actions
Operates in
predictable and
defined contexts that
require the use of
given techniques and
information sources.
Acts largely under
direction or
supervision, within
defined guidelines.
Takes responsibility
for initiating and
completing tasks and
procedures.
Acts with limited
autonomy, under
direction or
supervision, within
defined
guidelines. Takes
responsibility for
the nature and
quality of outputs.
Operates in
complex and
unpredictable
and/or specialized
contexts at the
forefront of
knowledge.
LEARNING OUTCOMES
Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Doctoral’s degree
2
3
4
1
1-3
Knowledge and Understanding
Has detailed knowledge
Has a deep and
of well-established
Has a systematic
Works with
systematic
understanding of the
theoretical/research
Has an understanding of Has a broad understanding of theories and concepts.
understanding within a
defined areas of the
the knowledge base and its
Demonstrates
base and its interknowledge at the
specialized field of study
relationship with other
forefront of the
knowledge base.
terminology or discourse.
awareness of different
Knowledge and
and its inter-relationship
Demonstrates an
Demonstrates awareness
ideas, contexts and
fields of study.
discipline.
Understanding
with other relevant
Demonstrates current
Demonstrates a
awareness of current
that areas of this knowledge
frameworks and
disciplines.
areas of debate in the
base are open to ongoing
recognises those areas understanding of some
comprehensive
Demonstrates an
specialist areas in
understanding of
field of study.
debate and reformulation.
where the knowledge
understanding of current
base is most/least
depth.
techniques
theoretical
secure.
Cognitive skills
Uses ideas at a high
Develops ideas at a
Works with ideas at a
level of abstraction.
high level of abstraction.
level of abstraction,
Identifies principles and
Identifies and
Develops critical
Develops theoretical
Relates principles and
arguing from competing
concepts underlying
communicates
responses to existing
discourses,
Conceptualizatio
concepts to underlying
perspectives. Identifies
n and Critical
theoretical frameworks and principles and concepts
theoretical discourses,
methodologies or
theoretical frameworks
the possibility of new
begins to identify their
recognizing competing
methodologies or
practices critically
Thinking
and approaches.
concepts within existing
strengths and weaknesses.
perspectives.
practices and suggests
analysing their
knowledge frameworks
new concepts or
development and
and approaches.
approaches.
application.
Undertakes research to
Designs and undertakes
Identifies a well-defined focus
Demonstrates
provide new information
substantial
Acts independently and
for enquiry, plans and
confidence and flexibility
with originality in
and/or explores new or
investigations to
undertakes investigative
in identifying complex
existing data to identify
address significant
Carries out defined
problem solving.
strategies using a limited and
problems. Identifies,
Problem
investigative strategies
Develops or adapts
patterns and
areas of theory and/or
solving,
defined range of methods,
selects and uses
relationships. Uses
practice. Selects
and communicates
appropriate advanced
collects data from a variety of
investigative strategies
research and
results effectively in a
methodological
appropriate theoretical
appropriate advanced
enquiry
resources, and
and techniques to
models to judge the
methodological
given format.
approaches and
communicates results
undertake a critical
critically evaluates their
significance of the data
approaches and
effectively in an appropriate
analysis, evaluating the
collects recognizing
critically evaluates their
effectiveness.
format.
outcomes.
limitations of the inquiry.
effectiveness.
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LEARNING OUTCOMES
Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
1
3
4
Cognitive skills
Applies knowledge in
Flexibility and creativity
unfamiliar contexts,
applies knowledge in
Collects
Collects information
synthesizes ides or
unfamiliar contexts,
information to
from a variety of
Collects and
information to
synthesizes ides or
Synthesis inform a choice authoritative sources synthesizes to inform a
generate novel
information in
and
of solution to to inform a choice of choice to solutions to
solutions. Achieves a
innovative
ways, and
Creativity
standard
solutions to standard problems in unfamiliar
body of work or
generates
problems in
problems in familiar
contexts.
practice that is
transformative
familiar contexts.
contexts.
coherent and
solutions.
resolved.
Analyses new, novel
and/or abstract data Undertakes analysis of
Analyses a
Analyses a range of
using and appropriate complex, incomplete or
range of
Judges the reliability information comparing
contradictory
range of established
of data and
Analysis information using
alternative methods
evidence/data
and
subject-specific
and
pre-defined information using preand techniques.
judges the
techniques. Judges
defined techniques
evaluation
principles,
Selects appropriate
the reliability, validity appropriateness of the
frameworks or
techniques/criteria for
and/or criteria.
and significance of enquiry methodologies
criteria.
evaluation
used.
evidence to support
conclusions
Performanc
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skills
1
2
Doctoral’s degree
1-3
Synthesizes and
applies new
approaches, in a
manner that can
contribute to the
development of
methodology or
understanding in
that discipline or
practice.
Undertakes
independent
analysis or
evaluation,
managing
complexity,
incompleteness of
data.
Knowledge Evaluation System
The Results of Research
Structure of the Expert system
Control Knowledge
Evaluation of the Test Tasks Quality
Evaluation Methodology
System
The Methodology of Reducing the Inaccuracy of
Scaling of Test Tasks
The Time Since the Appearance of Test's Task on the
Screen till the Moment of the Solution's Implementation
An objective tool of the complex quantitative formalization
(scaling) the degree of difficulty:
 the statement and visual representation of the test's task;
 the test's task itself causes the timetable for processing the
test's task;
 the technology of entering the decision.
The Methodology of Reducing the
Inaccuracy of Test Tasks Quality
1. Heuristic Algorithm of the Test Tasks Quality Express
Analysis.
It allows to solve the problems of complexity of completing the
correlation matrix of test results by formalizing the methodology of its
phased guarantee receipt using two-parent matrix*
2. Heuristic Algorithm of Expanded Analysis and of
Improving the Test Tasks Quality.
Includes possibility of identifying the fact and assuming the ways of
eliminating the “problematic” character of Test Tasks**
*Rizun, N. (2012), “Methodology of System Express-Analysis of the Testing Material Quality“, Information
Technologies and Computer Engineering, Vinnitsa, pp. 10-18. (the original is in Ukrainian).
**Rizun, N. (2010), “Heuristic algorithm for improving the technology of test task quality assessment”, The
Eastern-European Journal of Enterprise Technologies”, No. 3/11 (45), pp.40-49 (the original is in Russian).
Identifying the Strategy of Conducting the
Testing Session
Identifying the Strategy of Conducting the
Testing Session
2. The algorithm of sequential delivery of Test Tasks in order to
reduce the Target Level of cognitive competences* , which
consists of the following concepts:
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the successful solution of most part of Test Tasks on the
highest Target Level can be interpreted as the achievement
of the tested level;
in case of unsatisfactory results of test passing of the current
Target Level individual can confirm his HC rating by passing
the corresponding Test Tasks set of lower Target Level.
*Taranenko, Y. and Rizun, N. (2011), The Method of Computer Testing of Students’
Knowledge: Utility model license No. 58657. Ukraine: MPK G06F 7/00, License holders:
Taranenko, Y., & Rizun, N., No. u201009376.
Evaluation Criteria System
A Tool For Identifying The Testee's Individual
Specifications
Correlation coefficientK t * , t f  between the series
of the reference and the actual time of cognitive
processes for test's task performance
The interpretation of the normalized correlation coefficient ranges as a
level of the cognitive confidence (CC) may be the following:
Kholod, B., Taranenko, Y., Rizun, N. (2012), The Method of Computer Testing of Students’ Knowledge: Invention Patent No.
97149. Ukraine: G06F 7/04 (2006.01). Patent holders: Alfred Nobel University, Dnipropetrovs’k, No. a200912950.
An Algorithm for Adaptive Identification of the
Informativeness Level of problem-Oriented Knowledge
System
Phases of Stability of Individual Cognitive Activity
primary
reaction
decompensation
overcompensation
compensation
subcompensation
An Algorithm for the Identification of Phases of the Individual's
Cognitive Processes During Test Session
The averaging forms of empirical time series of the deviation of the
actual test task processing time from reference one
Phases of Activity and Intensity of Activity
High level of the CPQ
Low level of the CPQ
Middle level of the CPQ
The averaging forms of empirical time series of the deviation of the actual
test task processing time from reference one
Phases of Activity and Intensity of Activity
Specifications of the Individuals
Intellectual Profile
The Example of Presenting the Results of
Evaluation of the Cognitive Processes
The Example of Presenting the Results of
Evaluation of the Cognitive Processes
Lifelong Learning
Alfred Nobel University launched many projects
during the last few years that enabled to improve
the quality of educational services and to follow
the European quality standards:
• “Third Age University” (tertiary educational
attainment)
• “International Business School” correspond to
the motto “Education for life”
International Activities of
Alfred Nobel University
• membership of associations recognized by the international community;
• participation in international projects (university and group);
• international mobility programmes for lecturers and students;
• scientific (conferences, seminars, publications, researches);
• academic (foreign languages, study in foreign universities, postgraduate
training);
• social (relationships with NGOs, volunteer projects - environment, charity;
• cultural and sports (festivals, competitions, contests, performances);
• professional (training abroad, workshops, round tables);
• work (helping at international camps, physical labour, lecturing at a partner
university (for our University’s academic staff)).
• international communication activities;
• participation in informational and other events;
• inclusion of Alfred Nobel University in international databases of foreign
universities and other sources;
• participation in TV programmes;
• communications management system;
• corporate social responsibility as an important part of the University's
international image
Student’s Mobility
The students of Alfred Nobel University
take part in exchange programmes of European
universities:
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Katowice University of Economics
Silesian National University
Silesian Health, Safety and Security Management
Higher School
University of Leon Kozminsky in Warsaw
University of Hotkovsky in Warsaw
Alfred Nobel University won grant of the International
Visegrad Fund
The aim of the project is to create an elective course. The course will intend
to look broadly at the issues and challenges faced by the CEE region during
transition from a planned to a free-market economy with a particular
emphasis on the Visegrad group. The course tackle broad political and
economic issues connected with Visegrad functioning and cooperation. It
will give an overview of the EU-accession, as well as challenges and
opportunities arising from membership.
Objectives:
 the practice of international cooperation and conflict
 the maintenance of international peace and security
 the management of international economic relations
 the promotion of international environmental standards
 related matters of concern to international society.
Quality Assurance
The University appears to be an indisputable Ukrainian
leader in international certification and standardization of
its activities.
The quality management system introduced at the
University meets the ISO 9001:2008 requirements, which
is confirmed by certificates from the People’s Republic of
China, Israel, Germany, the International Certification
Network
The Quality of Education is the Advantage of the
Modern University
European award for the quality of education
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In December 2012 at the session of the General Assembly of the
European Organization for Quality (EOQ), Alfred Nobel University
was nominated as a finalist of the International Contest of Quality in
Central and Eastern Europe and received this prestigious European
award
Welcome to Alfred Nobel University!
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