The Conference on quality assurance of cross-border higher education on 5-6 November, co-organised by ENQA (the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education) and HCERES (the High Council for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education, France), brought together colleagues working in the field of higher education from Europe, the Gulf, and Asia-Pacific region to discuss the most prominent issues relating to the growing phenomenon of cross-border higher education (CBHE) and its quality assurance. The conference also discussed issues related to recognition and ways to build reciprocal trust and better coordination of education provision across borders.
Through a wide range of research activities, the QACHE project, supported by the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union, has identified varying and unsystematic approaches to cross-border higher education and a lack of information about cross-border provision and its quality assurance.
To facilitate the quality assurance of higher education provided across borders, the project team has identified ways to encourage the shared responsibility of higher education between sending and receiving countries. Thus, the conference will describe different regional views and present the major outcome of the project, the QACHE Toolkit. The Toolkit offers practical advice to quality assurance agencies on how to best cooperate in cross-border higher education.
Furthermore, the conference presented examples of good practice in cross-border higher education from different regions.
The final programme is available here.
The list of participants is available here.
Biographies of the conference speakers are available here.
Practical information is available here.
The following presentations are now available:
Higher Education going global: challenges and opportunities by Sijbolt Noorda.
Quality Assurance of Cross-border Higher Education :Views from Asia Pacific by Jagannath Patil.
The QACHE Toolkit is available here.
A video made during the event, in which different QACHE partners were interviewed, is available here.
With the support of the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union.