European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education

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European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
New ENQA logo.jpg
Founded2000[1]
HeadquartersBrussels, Belgium
Members
41 Full members
2 Candidate members
Official language
English
Board
Padraig Walsh (President)
Helka Kekäläinen (Vice-President)
Josep Grifoll (Vice-President)
Caty Duykaerts
Tove Blytt Holmen
Rafael Llavori
Christoph Grolimund
Anthony McClaran
Daisuke Motoki
Director
Maria Kelo
Affiliations45 Affiliates
Websitewww.enqa.eu

The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), formerly the European Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, was established as an organization to represent quality assurance and accreditation organisations from the European Higher Education Area and internationally.[2] Its members and affiliates are agencies with a demonstrable interest in the quality assurance of higher education accreditation.[3]

Activities[edit]

In 2003, the Ministers of the Bologna process asked ENQA to elaborate "an agreed set of standards, procedures and guidelines" for higher education;[4] the task was completed and European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance (ESG) was adopted by the Bologna Process Ministers in 2005.[5] and was revised in 2015.[6][7] In April 2015, the Asian Minister for Education was seeking Asia and European cooperation between universities in Europe and Asia to help improve quality of education, student mobility and ultimately the employ-ability of graduates;[8] the PIE News wrote an article in September 2015 stating that ENQA in conjunction with the British Accreditation Council introduced an accreditation scheme for any independent UK or overseas university that wishes to gain accreditation from the British Accreditation Council. Paul Fear, CEO of the British Accreditation Council was quoted in the article stating "This scheme brings the two agencies together, so it doesn't matter if you're in the UK or if you're overseas, it’ll still be accredited as the same scheme."[9]

Notable affiliations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ENQA - European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education". ECCE - The European Council On Chiropractic Education e.V.
  2. ^ "Quality assurance". eqtel.psut.edu.jo. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
  3. ^ "2014 General Assembly and Members' Forum". ENQA.
  4. ^ "Background". 24 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Guidelines" (PDF). www.unibo.it. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
  6. ^ "ESG draft" (PDF). www.eqar.eu. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
  7. ^ Muhamedbegovic, Benjamin; Dzanic, Enis; Dedic, Enes (2015-10-15). "New Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area – Unifying Impetus for Advancements". Rochester, NY. doi:10.2139/ssrn.2721582. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. ^ "Ministers seek Asia-Europe cooperation on skills gap". University World News.
  9. ^ "BAC launches overseas HE accreditation". The PIE News l UK.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-30. Retrieved 2015-12-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-30. Retrieved 2015-12-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "INQAAHE/ENQA joint conference on Internationalisation and QA: Connecting European and Global Experiences". ENQA.

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