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Quality Assurance stakeholders come together for EQAF 2017

23 November 2017

The 12th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) is currently taking place in Riga, Latvia, hosted by the University of Latvia, under the theme ‘Responsible QA: committing to impact’.

Among the 450 participants are staff from higher education institutions and quality assurance agencies, students, researchers and policy makers, allowing for a truly reciprocal discussion among stakeholders and an excellent opportunity for sharing both challenges and solutions with colleagues from across Europe and beyond.

EQAF 2017 opened on 23 November with a keynote presentation examining the role of quality assurance (QA) in inducing change in higher education and, in parallel, how organisational change affects QA. The Forum continued the following morning with a panel discussion examining the relationship between institutional actors responsible for QA and communication, and how they can work together to ensure the information needs of students and the public are being met. A final plenary session on Saturday 25 November will explore the topic of QA and ethics.

In the meantime, participants can choose from over 30 parallel sessions taking place over the course of the Forum, providing updates on European policies, national and organisational case examples, and recent research through presentations, paper sessions and practical workshops.

All papers and presentations from the Forum are being made available on the EQAF website.

Since 2006, EQAF has been co-organised annually by EUA, ENQA, ESU and EURASHE and has become the largest annual gathering of the European higher education QA community and a flagship activity in this field.

The next Forum will take place on 15-17 November 2018, hosted by the WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) and AQ Austria in Vienna, Austria. Further details will be available in spring 2018. For all updates, follow @EQAF on Twitter.

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