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12th European Quality Assurance Forum

Responsible QA: committing to impact


The European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) provides a platform for discussion, professional development and exchange of experiences among the main stakeholders in quality assurance (QA).
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Hosted by the University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

23 - 25 November 2017

  • The European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) provides a platform for discussion, professional development and exchange of experiences among the main stakeholders in quality assurance (QA). Specifically, the Forum will be of interest to rectors and vice-rectors responsible for QA, QA officers in higher education institutions, students, QA agency staff and researchers working on higher education or the QA field.

    The 12th European Quality Assurance Forum, organised by ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE, will take place on 23-25 November 2017, hosted by the University of Latvia in Riga, Latvia.

    Through a mix of plenary and parallel sessions, the 2017 EQAF, entitled ‘Responsible QA: committing to impact’, will combine practice-oriented or research-based discussions that will take place in the paper sessions and workshops with presentations of current developments in quality assurance. The Forum provides an opportunity for participants to update their knowledge and extend their professional development.

    Forum objectives

    QA, whether aiming at accountability or enhancement, needs to be carried out in a transparent and responsible manner. This means finding ways of responding to the needs and interests of internal and external stakeholders. This year’s Forum will explore how this can be done in practice, examining issues such as communication, ethics and the concept of change in QA.

    Participants

    EQAF provides a platform for discussion, professional development and exchange of experiences among the main stakeholders in QA. Specifically, the Forum will be of interest to rectors and vice-rectors responsible for QA, QA officers in higher education institutions, students, QA agency staff and researchers working on higher education or the QA field.

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    Organisers

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  • ABOUT THE HOST

    UniversityThe University of Latvia was founded in 1919. With more than 12 000 students, 13 faculties and over 20 research institutes and independent study centres, it is currently one of the largest comprehensive and leading research universities in the Baltics. The University offers more than 130 state accredited academic and professional study programmes. Research is conducted in over 50 research fields which represent four main areas: the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and education sciences.

    The University of Latvia contributes to the development of Latvian state and society, guarantees students the opportunity to acquire quality higher education and professional skills, as well as develop scientific and artistic work. The University actively participates in international academic life, contributes to science sector cooperation and the use of knowlege.

    ABOUT RIGA

    RigaRiga is the capital of Latvia and with its 696 000 inhabitants is the largest city in the Baltic States. Riga was founded in 1201 and in its 800 years of turbulent history, everyone from German knights to Swedish kings and Soviet commissars have left their footprints, and today Latvia’s capital is an exciting European metropolis at the crossroads of eastern and northern Europe.

    Riga is famous for its Old Town (Vecrīga) and city centre, with more than 800 buildings in Art Nouveau style. This style involves intricate building facades, with carvings of flowers and mythological creatures, and ornate doorways and windows. Riga is a UNESCO World Heritage site of cobblestones and breathtaking river views. In 2017, the Riga-Gauja region is European Region of Gastronomy. A special concept, called "Wild at Palate", is the guide to get to know the diverse dining-out pleasures to be found in Latvian cities - Riga, Sigulda, Cesis and Valmiera. 


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