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Quality and Trust: at the heart of what we do

Hosted by the University of Antwerp and Artesis University College Antwerp, Belgium

17-19 November 2011

aula Univ AntwerpThe European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) provides a unique platform for the higher education and QA communities to monitor, shape and anticipate developments in the area. The main purpose of the event is to foster a dialogue on quality assurance that bridges national boundaries and leads to a truly European discussion on QA in higher education, and to create a common European understanding of QA through a dialogue among different stakeholder groups.

Through a mix of plenary and parallel sessions, the 2011 Forum, entitled “Quality and trust: at the heart of what we do”, will combine practice-oriented discussions that will take place in the paper sessions and workshops with presentations of current policy developments in QA. Forum participants usually consider this event as an opportunity for professional development and updating their knowledge.

Following the success of the previous European Quality Assurance Forums, the sixth forum, co-organised by ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE, will take place in Antwerp, Belgium on 17-19 November 2011, and is hosted by the University of Antwerp and Artesis University College Antwerp.

Conference Objectives

The 2011 Forum will aim to explore:

  • The purposes and essence of both internal and external QA, and
  • How QA can be further developed to serve these purposes better.

More specifically, the Forum plenary sessions will reaffirm that improving the quality of provision should remain the essential focus of QA, thus leading to trust-building among the stakeholders.


The Forum provides a platform for discussion and exchange of experiences among the main stakeholders in quality assurance. 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 in higher education or the QA field.


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