INQAAHE

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The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) is a world-wide association of over 250 organisations active in the theory and practice of quality assurance in higher education. The great majority of its membersare quality assurance agencies that operate in many different ways, although the network also welcomes (as associate members) other organisations that have an interest in quality assurance in higher education.

INQAAHE offers members many services, including a Journal, a Bulletin, a Query service, a Good Practice database, and a Professional Qualification in quality assurance. INQAAHE also contributes to the professional development of its members. For example, network provides funding for low income countries to apply for quality assurance programs. INQAAHE encourages its members to align with its Guidelines of Good Practices or have an INQAAHE review.

INQAAHE was established in 1991 with only 8 members. Today the total membership exceeds 250 members. The Board of INQAAHE is composed of an elected President, an appointed Secretary and elected and co-opted Directors. The Board members are elected by the General Assembly every three years. Every Board member is responsible for one of the following committees: the Executive committee, the Finance committee, the Membership committee, the Events committee, the Communications/outreach committee or the Recognition committee.

Among its activities INQAAHE holds a biennial Conference and general assembly in years ending in an odd digit. The conference attracts about 200-300 delegates and lasts for 3-4 days. In the years ending in an even digit INQAAHE holds a biennial Forum for representatives of member agencies. This meeting lasts 2-3 days and attracts 60-80 delegates.

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