hnottur.nyr.jpgDuring the last couple of years, the Nordic Council of Ministers has been profiling the Nordic Region as a dynamic, international region in higher education as a part of its Globalization Project. This task fits well with recent developments in the world of quality assurance in higher education in the Nordic countries. Stakeholders from higher education institutions and quality assurance agencies have made efforts to stand out as good examples for the rest of Europe.
The aim of the conference is to bring together the combined efforts of experts from Nordic higher education institutions and Nordic quality assurance agencies to create a forum to discuss the quality of higher education in the Nordic countries and the methods used to ensure the quality of the higher education systems. The conference emphasises not only the experience of the past but also future challenges that Nordic higher education is facing with the fulfilment of the Bologna-process and the realization of the European Higher Education Area. Among these challenges are the globalization of the higher education, the emergence of joint degrees and the implementation of learning outcomes.
The conference is not only to serve as a common venue for the Nordic countries but also as a forum for the European higher education area in general to get together and learn and shape the Nordic higher education.
Date: 16th - 17th of April, Venue: University of Iceland, Main building.