The quality of higher education is a multi-dimensional concept. Because every higher education provision accompanies multiple stakeholders (such as students, alumni, staff, employers, parents, ...) it is not easy to design a single definition.
There however seems to be agreement that quality (in higher education) refers to fitness for purpose and conformance to requirements.
- Quality assurance
- Peer review
- Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area
- Glossary, National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation, Japan, 2009