Monthly Archives: December 2013

Gulf Regional Forum, Manama, 19-20 November 2014

A small scale regional forum was organised targeting the ANQAHE member agencies in the Gulf region.

The purpose of the regional forum was threefold:

  1. to verify and collect further information on the host perspective;
  2. to inform the partner countries or potential partner countries of the state of art in QA of CBHE in Europe, by presenting the outcomes of the activities linked to the European agencies and institutions; and
  3. to facilitate the creation of collaborative links between European and non-European QA agencies and authorities. Other expected outcomes of the event will be further policy dialogue within and between the regions, and enhanced mutual understanding of the approaches and policies to QA of CBHE.

The event gathered around 30 participants from QA agencies and other relevant actors in cross-border higher education (CBHE) in the region. All project partners from Europe also participated in the event, both to present outcomes of the other project activities and the European cases, as well as to discuss needs and opportunities for collaboration between agencies and relevant authorities in the future.

The event took place after the data collection in Europe and Australia was finalised, and after the agency surveys in each of the regions were completed.

The Gulf Regional Forum took place on 19-20 November 2014 and was hosted by ANQAHE in Bahrain. The event was open to participants by invitation only.

Photos from the event are available here.

The following documents are now available:

Attendees list

Event programme

Networking session

Breakout session

The following presentations are now available:

Introduction to the work of ENQA and the QACHE survey for HEIs

The challenges of QA of CBHE: European QA Agencies

The quality assurance of cross-border higher education: an UK perspective

Quality assurance of cross-border higher education: views from Asia Pacific

Cross-border education opportunities and challenges: the UAE experience

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European Expert Forum, London, 5-6 November 2014

In order to validate the results of the research (the surveys, country reports, good practice cases and in-depth interviews) at the European level and to support the development of the project outcomes (toolkit and principles on QA of CBHE), a European Expert Forum was held in November 2014.

The Forum gathered around 45 participants including the project partners and the Advisory Board members, HEIs and QA agency representatives, as well as invited experts. Some participants were selected from countries other than the project partner countries representing countries or agencies which are working on procedures and criteria for CBHE.

The European Expert Forum took place on 5-6 November 2014 and was hosted by the BPP University in London, UK. The QAA (UK) was responsible for the practical arrangements of this event together with ENQA.

Please click here to view photos from the event.

The following documents are now available:

Directions for the forum

Participation list

Event programme

Instructions for breakout session

The following presentations are now available:

The Quality Assurance of Cross Border Higher Education – Mission Impossible? by Carolyn Campbell

Introduction to the project by Paula Ranne

CBHE – The French Perspective by Solange Pisarz

CBHE – The Spanish Perspective by Vanessa Duclos

CBHE – The German Perspective by Katrin Mayer-Lantermann

The challenges of QA of CBHE: European QA Agencies by Rafael Llavori

The challenges of QA of CBHE: Higher education institutions by Maria Kelo

Good practices in QA of CBHE – messages from ANQAHE by Tariq Al Sindi

Good practices in QA of CBHE – messages from APQN by Jagannath Patil

UK QACHE Country Report by Fabrizio Trifiro

QA in cross-border education: a UCC perspective by Fiona Crozier

QA in cross-border education: a Middlesex perspective by Ruth Carter

This event was open to participants by invitation only. For questions, please contact Paula Ranne.