REFRESH Project Advances with Successful Quality Assurance Meeting on QM Handbook


5/7/20241 min read

Representatives from esteemed universities congregated for a pivotal session aimed at refining the Quality Management Handbook within the REFRESH project. The meeting, attended by professionals from institutions including the Azerbaijan State University of Economics (UNEC), Ganja State University (GSU), Mingachevir State University (MSU), Lankaran State University (LSU), University of Bologna (UNIBO), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and the Royal Technical Institute (KTH), among others, saw robust discussions and decisive actions.

Under the insightful guidance of Domiziano Mostacci from UNIBO, attendees meticulously dissected the intricacies of the QM handbook, beginning with an exhaustive review of its contents. This initial phase laid the groundwork for subsequent discussions, which delved into the specifics of Work Packages (WPs) and associated activities.

Constructive feedback from participants, Rauf Mammadov and Razim Aliyev, facilitated pragmatic adjustments to streamline processes and enhance efficiency. Key modifications included the reordering of activities within WP2 and the removal of the Pilot Summer School activity from WP3, a decision met with unanimous agreement due to practical considerations.

Further initiatives, such as Rauf Mammadov's proposal to collaborate with Azerbaijani industries for sustainability efforts, underscored the proactive approach adopted by attendees. The meeting also addressed concerns regarding the sensitivity of the Quality Assurance Handbook, prompting Rauf Mammadov to pledge consultation with the Erasmus+ office for guidance on appropriate sharing platforms.

Victor Kordas initiated a productive dialogue on the relevance of certain handbook components, leading to the unanimous decision to omit redundant sections, such as Table 5, to streamline the document's content. Additionally, Razim Aliyev commended Rauf Mammadov's proactive project management approach, particularly his implementation of a Kanban Board for effective task and milestone tracking.

In conclusion, the meeting marked a significant milestone in the refinement of the Quality Management Handbook, with participants expressing satisfaction with the progress made and consensus reached on critical modifications. Moving forward, action items include consultation with the Erasmus+ office and the implementation of agreed-upon adjustments, reaffirming the commitment of participating institutions to the success of the REFRESH project's quality management framework.