Successful ECA-NVAO Seminar in Brussels

The ECA-NVAO Seminar “Institutional and Programme Reviews: Towards New Combinations” was successfully organised on 1st February 2018 in Brussels. In workshops and plenary sessions representatives from HEIs and QA agencies discussed the trend towards institutional assesments and how programme quality can be assured in a system of institutional reviews. The presentations and images from the event […]

ECA Newsletter 2017

A newsletter with a selection of ECA news in 2017 has been sent to contacts of ECA. The newsletter can also be read here.

The introduction of institutional reviews in the Flemish QA system

Author: Pieter Caris, NVAO In 2016 and 2017, NVAO carried out a first round of institutional reviews. These reviews of the Flemish universities and university colleges were intended to replace the system of external assessments at programme level. The institutional review consisted of an assessment of an institution’s implementation of its educational policy on the […]

European project on assessing quality of partnerships amongst Higher Education Institutions

Ghent University successfully applied for Erasmus+ funding for a project titled “Assessing quality of partnerships amongst Higher Education Institutions” (shortly eQuATIC). ECA is  a project partner. The main objectives of this project are upscaling the use of the existing eQuATIC prototype and fostering a dialogue about internationalisation in Q&A policies. Find out more on the […]

Launching of the ImpEA project

“Facilitating implementation of the European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes – ImpEA” project has been officially launched on 22nd of November 2017 in Warsaw. The kick-off meeting gathered representatives of all project’s partners and associated partner. About project consortium The partnership is composed of 9 partners from 5 countries: Polish Accreditation Committee (Poland) […]

Outcomes Peer Learning Activity on the European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes

On 5-6 October 2017, the Erasmus+ National Agency, Nuffic, The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, and NVAO organised an international Peer Learning Activity (PLA) on the new European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes. This European Approach makes it possible for international joint and double/multiple degree programmes to undergo one single accreditation […]

ECA Trainings in 2017

Some forty participants from a dozen countries followed three ECA trainings in 2017: Two trainings on Assessing Internationalisation were organised on 28-29 June and 6-7 September in The Hague. The trainings were facilitated by Maciej Markowski (PKA) and Dagmar Provijn (NVAO). The training prepared participants for the assessment of internationalisation in the framework of the […]

CeQuInt presentations

On 15 September 2017 Eugenia Llamas (EIVP) and Hendrik Jan Hobbes (Nuffic) presented the ECA Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation (CeQuInt) and a plan from Nuffic to adapt their MINT-tool to CeQuInt at the EAIE conference in Seville. 140 people attended the session. At the annual rector’s conference of the Association of Swedish Higher Education in […]

Seminar “Evaluating programmes within institutional evaluations”

On 20-21 October 2017 ASHE hosted a seminar at the University of Dubrovnik. The seminar was the second thematic and regional seminar initiated by Working Group 2 of ECA (the first one was held in Lisbon).  The title of the seminar was “Evaluating programmes within institutional evaluations” and the participants were representatives from QA agencies. The […]

NVAO assesses higher education institution in Luxembourg

The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) has assessed the Luxembourg School of Business and its MBA programme in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, at the invitation of the Luxembourg Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The review by a panel of international experts resulted in a positive recommendation on both institutional and […]