A newsletter with a selection of ECA news in 2018 has been sent to contacts of ECA. The newsletter can also be read here.
A newsletter with a selection of ECA news in 2017 has been sent to contacts of ECA. The newsletter can also be read here.
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 Some mistakes and references to an outdated framework have been removed.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.
ECA has started it first webinar with a lecture by Prof Hans de Wit, Director of the Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) at Boston College, USA. Click on the pdf for a short bio of Hans de Wit. Title of the webinar: “National Strategies and the Future of Internationalisation of Higher Education in Europe”. […]
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 […]
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 […]
On December 8th, the Dutch parliament received a CHEPS study on external quality assurance in higher education systems in several countries, focusing on Flanders, Germany, Austria and Norway. The study aimed to find out how in those systems the bureaucratic burden of quality assurance is perceived and what is being done to reduce the burden. […]
New article by Lucien Bollaert: Quality Assurance in Europe (2005–2015). From Internal and Institutional to External and International. This new article highlights the developments in external quality assurance requirements between the launch of the European Standards and Guidelines in Quality Assurance (ESG in 2005 and the forth- coming Ministerial Bologna Conference in Yerevan (Armenia) in 2015. In […]
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 […]
Finally published: the underlying study for the European Commission’s Report on Progress in Quality Assurance
On 1 August 2014, the European Commission published a study by CHE Consult. This study provided the background material as part of the evidence base for the European Commission’s second Report on Progress in in Quality Assurance in Higher Education. This report, published on 28 January 2014, sets out how quality assurance is helping to establish […]