By . Brexit is shifting the discussion about higher education in the European Union, raising questions about EU-wide exchange and collaboration projects and, more broadly, about the future of the supranational European Higher Education Area (EHEA), which has been promoted for the last 17 years through the Bologna Process. More...
In Commentary, Mohd Mizan bin Mohammad Aslam encourages the Malaysian authorities to formulate a strategy to counter the radicalisation of university students, given the growing number who have been arrested for having ties with Islamic State. Gary Rhoades says universities must learn a lesson from the rise of populism that has swept the world and commit themselves to bridging the social class divide that plagues the academy and society. Mark Ashwill wonders if Vietnam will be exempt from the ‘Trump effect’ that is depressing international student enrolments at US universities as Vietnam bucks the trend in the latest figures. And Jason Arday says racial inequality has long been problematic in UK higher education and university administrators must be held accountable for advancing diversity.
In our World Blog, Grace Karram Stephenson writes that panellists at the recent Worldviews Lecture said universities need to do more to tackle societal challenges, promote critical thinking and become more open institutions, in order to address some of the issues thrown up by the political upheavals of the past year.
Finally, in Features, Maina Waruru raises concern that African students seeking overseas study destinations might shun India following last month’s attack on Nigerian students near New Delhi, amid an increase in violent incidents targeting Africans. Read more...
The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, an EUA member, will host an international conference on Master’s admission for a diverse international classroom from 5 to 7 July 2017.
The event will bring together academics, researchers and practitioners to discuss how Master’s admission needs to evolve in the context of globalisation and the ongoing Bologna Process. A call for proposals for the event is now open. More...
By Joseph M Piro. Innovation, entrepreneurship and competitiveness have never been far from the Bologna Process agenda. From their initial mention in the original 1999 Bologna Declaration to the 2015 Ministerial meeting in Yerevan, Armenia, innovation and Bologna’s continuing commitment to it have been underscored. Read more...
Co-chairs and J.-Ch. Martin, Nice University Vice-President for International Relations
3. Introductory session
Setting the scene: different facets of internationalisation in external QA
Padraig Walsh, ENQA, President
WG Implementation - Internationalisation of (External) Quality Assurance
The ESG 2015 at 1,5 years after Yerevan
Tia Loukkola, EUA, Director for the Institutional Development unit
WG Implementation - ESG 2015: 1,5 years after Yerevan
4. QA of cross-border higher education
Introduction and results of the QACHE project
Padraig Walsh, ENQA, President
WG Implementation - Results of the QACHE project
From GATS to the Services Directive
Alberto Amaral, A3ES, President
WG Implementation - Quality Assurance of Cross-border Higher Education and the Services Directive
5. Cross-border quality assurance
Overview and introduction of the E4/EQAR Key Considerations
Melinda Szabo, EQAR, Project Officer
WG Implementation - Overview of cross-border QA and introduction of the E4/EQAR Key Considerations
International accreditation of engineering programmes by CTI
Marie-Jo Goedert, CTI, Director of administration & international relations
WG Implementation - International accreditation of engineering programmes by CTI
Benefits and challenges in carrying out external quality assurance abroad
Heli Mattisen, EKKA, Director
WG Implementation - Benefits and challenges of external quality assurance abroad: Moldova 2015
Experience with reviews abroad and incoming cross-border QA in Lithuania
Nora Skaburskienė, SKVC, Acting Director
WG Implementation - Experience with reviews abroad and incoming cross-border QA in Lithuania
6. Quality assurance of joint programmes
The European Approach – where do we stand 1,5 years after Yerevan?
Colin Tück, EQAR, Director
WG Implementation - The European Approach, where do we stand 1,5 years after Yerevan?
7. Liaison with other working groups and outcomes of WG2 activities
Liaison with other working groups, i.a. AG3 “Dealing with non-implementation”, WG1 “Monitoring” and WG3 “New Goals. Policy development for new EHEA goals”