Michaela Martin ed. UNESCO/IIEP. Equity and quality are two longstanding, however separate, strands of higher education policy agendas, in terms of policy targets and implementation mechanisms. This publication explores whether there is scope for equity and quality to come together on higher education policy agendas, how and under what conditions. It includes authors from countries as diverse as Australia, Brazil, India and South Africa who have been invited to discuss the relationship between the two in their respective higher education systems. These countries share a strong focus on equity in their higher education policies and have all recently created quality assurance systems, an ideal terrain for the exploration of the interface of equity and quality assurance from a comparative point of view.