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eQuatic project: research paper published and training held

The eQuATIC project on assessing international partnerships has published the research paper “The Use of Data for Internationalisation in Higher Education”. ECA is a partner in this project. The eQuATIC project, DZS and Charles University have also organised a training on evaluation of Erasmus agreements for the next Erasmus programme. The training took place in Prague […]

ECA discussion paper on European Universities

At the Annual Meeting of ECA in Riga on 6 June 2019 the ECA members have approved the ECA Discussion Paper European Universities Initiative -considerations regarding quality and quality asurance. This paper has been prepared by Working Group 2 of ECA.

Open Source University Alliance

The Open Source University Alliance Initiative is an initiative of the Erasmus Without Paper project (EWP) that aims to let all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Europe face the challenges of the information society, in an efficient and qualitative way. By creating an open repository of source code and software, the higher education community will […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The CeQuInt Guide and Templates updated

ECA’s CeQuInt Guide for Quality in Internationalisation and the templates for self-evaluation reports on programme and institutional level have been updated. Some mistakes and references to an outdated framework have been removed. The CeQuInt Frameworks itself have been unchanged. All essential CeQuInt documents can be found here.

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