The quality of higher education is the main feature of HEI. There are several approaches to assessing the performance of educational institutions. One of the leading process approaches is based on the principles of TQM (Total Quality Management) and the requirements for quality management systems of the International Organization for Standardization ISO. The basis for assessing the quality of higher education and training, as well as the quality of HEI’s activities are educational standards. The Ukrainian standards include: state standard, industry standards, HEI’s standards. The international standards of ENQA education quality guarantees include: standards for internal quality assurance of HEI, standards for external quality assurance of HEI, the European standards for external agencies of quality assurance. There are several models of education quality management systems: model of quality management system according to the international standard ISO 9001:2000 (DSTU ISO 9001:2001); the model of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) and its modifications for HE; the model of the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) of the University of Twente (Netherlands); model of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU); Belgian-Dutch model (Expertgroep HBO); Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in the field of education; benchmarking model for Australian universities and others. According to most researchers, there are some advantages in creating a quality management system of higher education institution in the context of the TQM ideology, which involves the application of process and systemic principles. The comparative characterization of factors influencing the quality of education in comparison with the principles of TQM, EFQM’s criteria and the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001:2000 and interdependent business processes. In the universities of the USA, France, Great Britain and other developed countries, the problems of general process quality management are considered in three planes. The study of the positive experience of developed countries, HEIs of which are included in the world rankings, and graduates are in demand in the labor market, allows to form a mechanism for implementing the TQM principles both at the state and regional levels.
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process approach, ISO stan, TQM concept, HEI’s quality management models, PDCA Deming cycle, ЕFQM model, education quality
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