ECA Newsletter 2018

A newsletter with a selection of ECA news in 2018 has been sent to contacts of ECA. The newsletter can also be read here.

CALOHEE outcomes available on website

Author: Robert Wagenaar (Coordinator CALOHEE project; University of Groningen) We have the pleasure to inform you about the outcomes of the EU supported project Measuring and Comparing Achievements of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education in Europe (CALOHEE) in which ECA was a Partner. Quality assurance at degree programme level suffers from a lack of international […]

Sweden publishes agenda for internationalisation

The Swedish Government established the Inquiry on increased internationalisation of higher education institutions in March 2017. Dr Agneta Bladh was appointed Inquiry Chair and Maria Wilenius and Albin Gaunt were appointed secretaries of the Inquiry. The Inquiry has been tasked to: • propose a new national strategy for the internationalisation of higher education institutions that include both education and research activities, […]

First meeting of new ECA Board

The new ECA Board was appointed by the ECA members in Ljubljana for the period July 2018 until June 2020. The first meeting of the new Board took place on 24 and 25 September 2018 in Warsaw. You can find the current composition of the Board here.

Appeals Committee installed

ECA has installed a new Appeals Committee. This committee consists of distinguished experts with ECA experience and deals with appeals to decisions regarding the ECA Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation. For more information on the composition of the Appeals Committee and the Appeals procedure click here.

Results from ECA Annual Meeting in Ljubljana

On 28 and 29 June 2018 ECA held its annual Workshop hosted by SQAA in Ljubljana. The main results of the meeting are: A new Board was appointed by the members. Members agreed on the ECA strategy for 2018-2023. The annual report 2017, the revised budget 2018 and draft budget 2019 with the same membership […]

ECA participates in workshop in Taipei

ECA has participated in a workshop in Taipei in the framework of the INQAAHE funded capacity building project “Comparisons of QA systems, review standards and procedures and transparency in Taiwan and Indonesia: Capacity building for Mutual Recognition of Joint Programmes”. Partners of the project are HEEACT (Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan), BAN-PT (National […]

Survey about quality of partnerships

As part of the Eramsus+ funded project eQuATIC we created a brief (5 minute) questionnaire around the quality of university partnerships. If you are from a HEI dealing with institutional partnerships we hope you will join your colleagues by taking a few moments to share your insights with us: Fill in questionnaire on Interinstitutional Partnerships […]

CeQuInt training 2018

On 31 May and 1 June 2018 the ECA training “Assessing the Quality of Internationalisation” was organised in The Hague. The training was facilitated by Maciej Markowski (PKA) and Dagmar Provijn (NVAO). The training prepared participants for the assessment of internationalisation in the framework of the ECA Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation. Panels that carry […]

Automatic recognition in Benelux expanded

The five ministers responsible for higher education in the Benelux have signed an agreement on the automatic mutual recognition of the qualifications ‘associate degree’ and PhD in the Benelux. Since 2015 this agreement already existed for bachelor and master degrees and is now being expanded. Click here for more information.