Hans de Wit: What is an International University?

Hans de Wit is Director of the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation, or CHEI, of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy, and professor of internationalisation of higher education at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. Email: j.w.m.de.wit@hva.nl. Over the past few years a series of buzzwords – global citizenship, comprehensive […]

European project on university-business cooperation completed

University-business cooperation (UBC) is currently one of the key strategic challenges facing higher education in Europe. It holds implications for support for graduates’ career success, international mobility, modernisation of curricula and the more practical orientation of higher education in general. In a survey among 700 enterprises and enterprise associations in Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Slovenia, Spain […]

ECA Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation launched at CeQuInt Conference.

Around 150 participants from 20 countries attended last month the ECA Conference “Assessing the Quality of Internationalisation” in Paris France. The conference focused on quality in internationalisation and answered the most pertinent questions from a quality assurance perspective. In the framework of the CeQuInt Project co-funded by the European Commission, quality assurance and internationalisation agencies have developed and tested in 12 […]

ECA Certification Group is installed

ECA has installed its Certification Group – which ensures overall consistency for the implementation of the ECA Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation by a system of qualitative evaluations of the applied methodology, i.e. assessment procedures and reports. This Certification Group includes representatives of agencies with relevant expertise in the assessment of internationalisation. The Certificate is organised as […]

Joint Programmes in Ireland

The Higher Education Authority of Ireland has published a report by Dr Frank McMahon on “Joint and double/multiple degrees in Ireland”. The report lists the joint programmes that are being provided by Irish universities and other bodies with full awarding powers, the Institutes of Technology and private colleges. Institutes of technology have delegated awarding powers […]

Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation to be launched

At the occasion of the ECA Seminar in The Hague on 10 December 2014 the General Meeting of ECA approved the Terms of Reference for the Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation and agreed on the establishment of the Certification Group. This will enable the award of the ECA Certificate in 2015. More information will be available soon […]

CTI renews its Presidency team

Following the partial renewal of its members on the 1st of July 2014, CTI’s plenary assembly elected on the 8th of July its new Presidency Team, for the term of 2014-2016. Laurent Mahieu has been elected President. He represents associations and professional organisations of engineers. Have also been elected as Vice-Presidents : Anne-Marie Jolly, representing […]

Asia-Pacific Quality Network and ECA sign staff exchange protocol

As a result of their cooperation agreement ECA and APQN have started a staff exchange project between the two networks. This new project encourages the quality assurance agencies of both networks to exchange staff members with the purpose of peer learning. The member agencies of both networks are invited to act as host and sending agencies […]