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Northern University is Undergoing an Institutional Accreditation
On April 14, 2022, the visit of the expert panel for institutional accreditation of Northern University ended. During the four-day (April 11-14) full-fledged and productive work, the expert panel of the National Centre for Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation (ANQA) held meetings with the leadership of the University, the governing body members, the self-analysis group, heads of departments, deans, employers, graduates, heads of chairs, study programme managers, representatives of the teaching staff, Student Council and Student Scientific Society (SSS). During the meetings, the work done by the University over the past four years, the fulfillment of the criteria in accordance with the Strategic Plan since the previous accreditation in 2018, the obstacles faced by the University, the achievements and implementation of the processes set out by the expert panel in the Improvement Programme were considered and disccussed.
Facts, arguments and justifications were considered especially important during the discussions: What had been done, how, what steps had been taken in all directions to achieve sufficient indicators? The meetings were interrupted by closed discussions of the expert panel, study of documents, inspection of the University's resources and infrastructure.
We are looking forward to the final report of the ANQA Expert Panel.
Գիտամանկավարժական պրակտիկայի հաջողված փորձ բանասիրության և մանկավարժության ֆակուլտետում
Professor Dąbrowski Presented the EU Policy on Consumer Protection
Daniel Dąbrowski, professor at the University of Szczecin, delivered open lectures on the topic 'Law of Consumers Protection in the European Union' at the Faculty of Law of Northern University on April 4-6 as part of the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Teaching Assignment (STA) programme. During the three-day lecture, the Polish lecturer presented the main objectives of the consumer policy of the European Union, the issues of liability for defective and dangerous products, drawing parallels between the policies and protection mechanisms adopted in the United States and the European Union.
On the first day of the lecture, the landmark cases of Gladys Escola vs Coca Cola Bottling Co., Liebeck vs McDonald's Restaurants, as well as the principles of liability and the statue of limitations were presented and discussed. On the second and third days, Professor Dąbrowski spoke about of the main aspects of the right to be informed, commercial communication, data protection, distance and off-premises contracts, unlawful provision and unfair advertising, which are considered key elements in the consumer protection mechanisms, citing examples from the Dannon, Red Bull, New Balance and Olay cases.
At the end of the course, D. Dąbrowski answered the questions of the participants, conducted an online knowledge test and awarded the winners with books.