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Key considerations for cross-border quality assurance

23 February 2017

EUA has worked with four of its key partners to produce a new document that provides support and information for institutions and quality assurance agencies that engage in cross-border quality assurance.

QA coverThe development of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) through the Bologna Process has contributed to an increase in cross-border exchange and cooperation in higher education and facilitates the enhancement of trust and confidence among higher education systems. In this context, there is increasing attention to cross-border quality assurance, whereby a quality assurance agency evaluates a higher education institution (or one of its programmes) that is based outside the agency’s normal area of operation. 

EUA has worked in cooperation with ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education), ESU (European Students’ Union), EURASHE (European Association of Institutions in Higher Education) and EQAR (European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education) to develop the “Key considerations for cross-border quality assurance in the EHEA”, which contains a set of questions to be taken into account to support the success of cross-border quality assurance activities.

This publication builds on previous work carried out by EUA and the partner organisations in the field of quality assurance, including as authors of the “Standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the EHEA” (ESG). 

Those interested in this topic are invited to continue the discussion by joining the LinkedIn Group “Quality assurance in European higher education”. The group has been set up by EUA, ENQA, EURASHE and ESU as a platform for news and discussion. Contributions from all higher education stakeholders are welcome.

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