Quality assurance and recognition in higher education challenges and prospects
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 7

“QUALITY ASSURANCE AND RECOGNITION IN HIGHER EDUCATION: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS” PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 95 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

ASEM CONFERENCE. “QUALITY ASSURANCE AND RECOGNITION IN HIGHER EDUCATION: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS”. CONCLUSIONS Dr Despina Martidou Forcier Chief Education Officer Department of Higher and Tertiary Education, Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus. 6 - 7 December 2010

Download Presentation

“QUALITY ASSURANCE AND RECOGNITION IN HIGHER EDUCATION: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS”

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Quality assurance and recognition in higher education challenges and prospects

ASEM CONFERENCE

“QUALITY ASSURANCE AND RECOGNITION IN HIGHER EDUCATION: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS”

CONCLUSIONS

Dr Despina Martidou Forcier

Chief Education Officer

Department of Higher and Tertiary Education,

Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus

6 - 7 December 2010

Mediterranean Beach Hotel

Limassol, Cyprus


I quality assurance in he in asem countries

I. QUALITY ASSURANCE IN HE IN ASEM COUNTRIES

  • Quality assurance is vital for making HE attractive and trustworthy

  • At national level, many countries in Europe have established quality assurance agencies based on the European Standards and Guidelines on Quality Assurance

  • The European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR), which was set up in 2008, is the major new body in the European context for the accreditation of QA Agencies

  • In Asian countries also QA bodies have been created, such as the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) and the ASEAN University Network (AUN)

  • HEIs both in Europe and Asia have established internal QA mechanisms, but they still need to develop further a quality culture

Quality Assurance and Recognition in Higher Education: Challenges and Prospects


I quality assurance in he in asem countries1

I. QUALITY ASSURANCE IN HE IN ASEM COUNTRIES

  • EQAR is open to agencies operating both in the European Higher Education Area and worldwide who can demonstrate their compliance with the European Standards and Guidelines

    • Promotion of the development of ASEM Quality Assurance Networks in order to ensure high quality education provision from Higher Education Institutions both in Europe and in Asia

    • Establishment of mutual framework in which Asia and Europe which will follow the same standards and guidelines on quality assurance issues

Quality Assurance and Recognition in Higher Education: Challenges and Prospects


Ii recognition in he in asem countries

II. RECOGNITION IN HE IN ASEM COUNTRIES

  • Globalization, and increased academic and professional mobility are making mutual recognition and cross-border QA increasingly important

  • In Europe, recognition councils/agencies follow the principles of the Lisbon Recognition Convention placing emphasis on learning outcomes in the description of qualifications

  • In Asia also recognition bodies are establishing: SEAMEO RIHED and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) have been coordinating to establish the ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN) from early 2008

Quality Assurance and Recognition in Higher Education: Challenges and Prospects


Ii recognition in he in asem countries1

II. RECOGNITION IN HE IN ASEM COUNTRIES

  • Establishment of joint recognition strategies between ASEM countries will

    • Enhance cooperation between HEIs in Asia and Europe

    • promote mobility of students, academics, and researchers which will lead to the augmentation of a multicultural dialogue, and the exchange of experiences and good practices between the two regions

Quality Assurance and Recognition in Higher Education: Challenges and Prospects


Quality assurance and recognition in asem countries

QUALITY ASSURANCE AND RECOGNITION IN ASEM COUNTRIES

Recommentations – Steps forward

  • Experts from QA and recognition Agencies from Asia and should meet and set certain common standards and guidelines to be followed by both regions

  • Raise awareness of the common standards and guidelines e.g. organize a Conference with the involvement of all relevant stakeholders

  • Exchange good practices

  • Establish networks of QA and Recognition Agencies of both regions

Quality Assurance and Recognition in Higher Education: Challenges and Prospects


Quality assurance and recognition in asem countries1

QUALITY ASSURANCE AND RECOGNITION IN ASEM COUNTRIES

Recommentations – Steps forward

  • Plan for training seminars of HEIs official in Asia

  • Promote collaborations between HEIs in ASEM countries

  • The ASEM Education Secretariat is asked to coordinate these activities and to convey the results and recommendations of the Limassol Conference to the SOM and the Ministerial Meeting in Copenhagen.

Quality Assurance and Recognition in Higher Education: Challenges and Prospects


  • Login