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ECA responds to the EU progress report on QA

The Board of ECA has approved the following response to the EU progress report on quality assurance in higher education: ECAs response to the EC reports on progress in QA in HE    

CTI hosts the first meeting of the new ECA Board

On 1 October 2014 the CTI has hosted in Paris the first meeting of the new ECA Board, chaired by Rafael van Grieken (ANECA). Ms Izabela Kwiatkowska-Sujka (PKA) was appointed as Treasurer of the association. The approved minutes of the meeting of 17 June 2014 are available for the ECA Members here.

EUA publishes ERA Progress Report

“The European University Association (EUA) has published details of how the organisation and its members are contributing to the development of the European Research Area. The EUA report outlines the main activities by organisations and its university members, structured around the five ERA priorities. It also highlights a series of key messages for future ERA […]

NVAO’s position on MOOCs and online HE

In its memorandum “MOOCs and online HE” NVAO has further explored the potential of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), of online education in general, and of blended learning. This memorandum explores scenarios in which a higher education institution in the Netherlands or Flanders: is seeking the best way to handle the acknowledgement of online courses […]

New EU report on modernisation of HE

University World News: a study by the European Commission “found quality assurance agencies to be minimally involved in assessing or monitoring activity in areas that are considered top policy priorities across Europe.” “Despite paying considerable lip service to hot higher education issues such as access, retention and employability, most European countries are failing to set […]

ECA is now an association

On 15th April 2014 ECA has become an association. The incorporation took place in The Hague at the notary’s office BarentsKrans. c The member agencies ANECA (Spain) and AHPGS (Germany) acted as incorporators. Thirteen agencies have already signed up as first members of the association. ECA is now able to participate fully in international projects and to […]

CNA Regional Meetings 2013: focus on Internationalisation

The presented document (in Spanish) is the outcome of Regional Meetings 2013 organised by the National Council for Accreditation of Colombia (CNA). c From July through October 2013, the National Council for Accreditation of Colombia (CNA) in the framework of its activities to promote a culture of self-evaluation for the purpose of accreditation, organised its Regional […]

Costa Rican agency SINAES joins MULTRA

The National Accreditation System of Higher Education (SINAES) of Costa Rica enters the Multilateral Agreement on the Mutual Recognition of Accreditation Results regarding Joint Programmes (MULTRA). On 19 March 2014 in San José (Costa Rica) Sonia Marta Mora, the President of SINAES, with Rolf Heusser the Chairperson of ECA as witness of honour, signed the  c Mutual Recognition of Accreditation Results regarding Joint Programmes (MULTRA). […]

Strategic plan ECA published

ECA has finalised its new strategic management plan. In the strategic management plan the vision, mission, aims, objectives and goals of ECA are explained. The document also highlights the main strategic action lines. A profile of ECA and the values it adheres to as an organisation are given. ECA’s target groups, stakeholders and partners are specifically […]

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