December 2023


A year full of success

Profformance+ has reached its halfway point, and it's been an incredible journey so far! As we approach the end of 2023, we look back at the remarkable progress we've made and get excited about what's yet to come in 2024.

From establishing strong partnerships and hosting successful promotional events to developing the Assessment Tool and organizing impactful international webinars, we've achieved significant milestones that underscore our commitment to advancing excellence in higher education on a global scale.


The main aim of the PROFFORMANCE+ project is to develop the already freely available PROFFORMANCE Assessment Tool. The focus has been on developing statements assessing new competency areas aligned with the project's four main priorities, related to teaching and learning:


a) digitalisation,
b) inclusion,
c) internationalisation
d) sustainability

The PROFFORMANCE experts worked together through a combination of online collaborative platforms, synchronous and asynchronous meetings, expert kick-off, peer-learning activities (PLA1 Day1PLA1 Day2PLA2) and expert working group meetings. As a result, the newly developed statements have been finalized, tested and reviewed two times. Harmonization will be done in January 2024, which opens the gate for the peer and student versions of the statements as well. The new versions will be on the platform in 2025.


The launch of the Hungarian version of the tool was held on 29 November 2023, with the active participation of approximately 150 higher education professionals. This event marked a significant step toward fostering engagement and awareness within the national higher educational community. The Czech, Croatian, Georgian, German and Serbian versions will be available soon. Launch events and consultations will be organized at national and international levels with HE professionals and institutional representatives.


Szilvia Besze (TPF) presents presents a poster on "Engaging Students and Peers in the Assessment of Teachers in International Programs" at NAFSA Annual Conference and Expo in May 2023, held in Washington D.C.


International engagement

The Profformance Assessment Tool took the stage at several international events, including prestigious gatherings such as conferences (EURASHE, EQAF), international higher education fairs (NAFSA, EIAE), Teaching Day, Linz, where PROFFORMANCE Ambassadors made a practice presentation, a poster or a workshop to promote and support the PROFFORMANCE Assessment tool.

We are proud that the PROFFORMANCE project and tool have been awarded the EURASHE 2023 PHE Star Award for Digitalization at the annual conference of the European organisation in Bucharest.


Ms Ida Dringó-Horváth (Profformance+ Expert) [left], Mr Jan Beseda, PhD (Head of National Centre for Distance Education, Centre for Higher Education Studies, Czech Republic) [rigth] with the Award in Bucharest in June 2023.


Sharing knowledge

The year 2023 witnessed the launch of the PROFFORMANCE webinar series, which gathers occasionally 100+ international HE professionals to get to know good practices in teaching and learning from the PROFFORMANCE teaching excellence database.

These webinars not only disseminate knowledge but also exchange ideas and best practices among European educators. Participants may also take part in a joint self-assessment exercise on the topic, using the relevant part of the PROFFORMANCE Assessment tool.

Check out the details of the webinars below.






See you in 2024!

In 2024 we continue the webinar series with the topics of priority areas: digitalization, internationalization, inclusion, and sustainability. In autumn, the second round of the PROFFORMANCE International Teacher Award call is planned to be launched. The platform of the Assessment tool will be available in all partners' languages (Czech, Croatian, Georgian, German, Serbian) besides English and Hungarian. Support and promotional workshops might be available at the national level and eventual international events.

The newsletter will be published regularly with news, event invitations and professional achievements.

We wish you happy holidays and a successful new year.

PROFFORMANCE+ consortium


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