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ERIC Number: EJ874260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1822-1645
Application of ISO 9000 Series Quality Management Standards at a Higher Education Institution: A Case of Lithuanian Maritime College
Sencila, Viktoras; Skipariene, Ingrida
Quality of Higher Education, v4 p53-73 2007
The European education standards assurance and pursuit of quality in education have been announced as strategic aims of the Lithuanian education system in the light of new challenges the society is facing and opportunities offered by democracy, development of market economy and globalization. One of the ways to achieve the aims mentioned above is the implementation of ISO 9000 ("International Organization for Standardization") series standards in higher education institutions. The key aim of the standards is to recommend for an organization how an efficient quality management system should be developed to encourage through its functioning continual development of an organization. The article overviews specific quality requirements for marine training, the development of ISO series standards is discussed, concepts and structures of contemporary quality management systems based on ISO regulations are analysed. The peculiarities of the application of the standards in a tertiary school are revealed and description of the quality management system and its application experience at the Lithuanian Maritime College is presented. (Contains 2 footnotes, 3 tables, and 8 figures.)
Vytautas Magnus University, Centre for Quality of Studies. South Daukanto g. 27-314, Kaunas, LT-44249, Lithuania. Tel: +370-37-327973; Fax: +370-37-327973; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Lithuania