Quality assurance

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In higher education, quality assurance is a process of establishing stakeholder confidence that a higher education programme and/or institution is fit for purpose or measures up to predefined requirements.

Quality assurance has actually become a generic term which now refers to all types of external quality monitoring, evaluation or review.


  • Aerden, A. (2013). A Guide to Assessing the Quality of Internationalisation. ECA Occasional Paper. The Hague. p. 8.

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