ECA webinar with Lucien Bollaert available

The second ECA webinar featured Lucien Bollaert who spoke on "Quality, Quality Assurance and Quality Culture in Higher Education". “Why do we need quality? How is it created? And what is it?” were some of … read more

Double accreditation by NVAO and EFMD is now possible

ECA member NVAO and the European management development network EFMD have signed a cooperation agreement. All the assessment processes and procedures that are required to have programmes accredited by both EFMD and NVAO can now … read more

US Senate bill proposes alternative to accreditation

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (Democrat) and Marco Rubio (Republican) have introduced a bill to create a voluntary, alternative system of accreditation. Currently, only students attending accredited institutions of higher education can receive federal student aid … read more

ECA joint programmes training held in Cologne

On 21 and 22 September 2015 the first ECA training "Assessing Joint Programmes" was held at the AQAS offices in Cologne. There were fourteen participants from higher education institutions and QA agencies, as well as … read more

“US accreditation should learn from Europe”

David Dill, who is Emeritus Professor of Public Policy at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and has been studying QA for the last decade, points to several problems associated with US accreditation. In … read more

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