26.11.2012  European Commission conference “Tuning in the world: New Degree Profiles for New Societies

 NovSU Delegation

NovSU delegation headed by the Rector Viktor Weber participated in the European Commission conference “Tuning in the world: New Degree Profiles for New Societies” which took place in Brussels on the 21st-22nd of November, 2012.

The conference provided an overview of the developments of Tuning in different regions around the world – Russia, Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the US - and of the use of Profiles and Meta Profiles.

EU Expert of Tining Russai project

The International Conference brought together more than 600 representatives of Europe, Russia, USA, Latin America, Africa and other countries and continents. Opening addresses of Yan Truszczynski, Director General, DG Education and Culture and Klaus Schmidt, DG Development and Cooperation, were followed by overview of  the developments in different regions by co-coordinators Julia Gonzalez (Deusto University) and Robert Wagenaar (Groningen University).

The world Tuning family has got 13 Russian member-universities with the NovSU being one of them. 

The project results were presented by Tuning experts who put their attention to competencies and Reference Points development process, student workload as a core quality element and linking Tuning to national education policies. Sharing their achievements and experience of Tuning implementation, speakers emphasized the value of joint work all over the world for further international collaboration and education quality sustainable development.

The cornerstones of the event were two round-table discussions with high-level participants to the following topics:

  • Tuning Reference Points and Meta Profiles throughout the World

Convenor: Maria Sticchi Damiani


Presentation of Matete Madiba (Harmonisation and Tuning Africa)

- Education – Matete Madiba (Harmonisation and Tuning Africa)
- Architecture – Samuel Velez Ricardo (Tuning Latin America)
- History – Daniel McInerney (Tuning USA)
- Engineering – Charles Awono (Tuning- AHELO Conceptual Framework)
- Environmental Engineering - Elena Silina (Tuning Russia)
- Medicine - Allan Cumming (Tuning Europe)
- Student workload as a core quality element in Programme Profiles: the CLAR in Latin America by Sérgio Kieling Franco
- Tuning in practice: the implementation of a degree profile. A case study from Tuning Russia by Igor Kotlobovsky and Vladimir Echenike (Moscow State University) 


  • Linking Tuning to national, sub regional and regional policies

Convenor: K. Rudischhauser, Deputy Director General DG DEVCO

- Beatrice Njenga, African Union Commission
- Francisco Alarcón, Consejo Superior Universitario Centroamericano (CSUCA)
- Olga Oleynikova, National Tempus Office, Moscow
- Luigi Dona de la Rosa, Università degli studi di Padova
- Clifford Adelman, Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)

Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilinguism and Youth closed the Conference.