1st EQAF – Munich 2006

munich_1The E4-Group organised the 1st European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) titled ‘Embedding Quality Culture in Higher Education‘ in Munich (Germany) on 23-25 November 2006. The official website of the event is available here. Underneath are further information on:

(Photograph: CC by-nc by Mariano Mantel)

Embedding Quality Culture in Higher Education

munich_1Hosted by the Technische Universität München, funded by the Socrates Programme and co-organised by EUA, ENQA, ESIB and EURASHE, the 1st European Quality Assurance Forum ‘Embedding Quality Culture in Higher Education’ gathered a very broad range of higher education actors from across forty-five countries in Europe: rectors and vice-rectors, quality officers in higher education institutions, students, leaders of quality assurance and accreditation agencies, ministry officers, Bologna Promoters and members of the Bologna Follow-up Group.

The major goal of the 2006 Forum was to develop a shared understanding of ways to develop further a European dimension for quality assurance. Specifically, the objectives were: (1) to promote a sound approach to QA by encouraging internal quality developments in HEIs and an appropriate balance between the implementation of the required tools to assure quality and the need to foster creativity in research and education; and (2) to foster research focused on QA. The programme is available here.


A post-conference publication Embedding Quality Culture in Higher Education has been produced, based on some of the papers presented at the Forum as well as more extensive articles. This publication is intended to contribute to the sustainability of the Forum’s outcomes by providing a wider audience with up to date information on current debates on quality assurance in Europe.

Following are the practicalities of the event:


  • European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) - The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) is a voluntary association of European quality assurance agencies and currently comprises 40 members and 49 affiliates. Its aim is... Read more
  • European Students’ Union (ESU) - The European Students’ Union (ESU) is an umbrella organisation of 47 National Unions of Students from 39 countries. The aim of ESU is to represent and promote the educational, social,... Read more
  • European University Association (EUA) - The European University Association (EUA) has over 850 members across 47 countries, making it the largest and most comprehensive organisation representing universities and national university associations in Europe. As the... Read more
  • European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) - EURASHE is the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education that offer professionally orientated programmes and are engaged in applied research within the Bologna cycles. EURASHE represents universities of applied sciences... Read more
  • Following is the material of the event: