CALOHEE – Measuring and Comparing Achievements of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education in Europe

EURASHE is a partner in the CALOHEE project on Measuring and Comparing Achievements of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education in Europe.

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The project intends to develop multi-dimensional tests for each of five subject areas, chosen to represent five significant academic domains. These tests, using similar methodology but tailored to the characteristics of the five domain/subject areas, will make it possible to compare students’ performance in a Europe- or even an EHEA- wide context. The tests will necessarily be multi-dimensional in order to allow precise measurement, while taking into account the different missions, orientations and profiles of institutions and degree programmes. The outcomes of the tests will not only offer institutions useful information to verify whether their students are achieving internationally defined standards of generic and subject specific learning outcomes and are prepared sufficiently well for their role in society, in terms of personal development, citizenship and employability. They will also provide the students themselves with important information so that they can understand better the objectives of their programmes, and become proactive in the learning process. It will be designed in such a way as to stimulate academics as well to check that learning, teaching and assessment methods are truly aligned with the declaredly desired results. If successful, the test should play a key role in quality enhancement and assurance at degree programme level. A bottom-up approach will be applied, in order to give the academic community a central position in the further implementation of the process of modernization of higher education in Europe as a follow-up of the work established by policy makers. It should therefore contribute significantly to the improvement and consolidation of the EHEA.
Following are EURASHE news items related to the project:

  • EURASHE 2017 work programme 30/11/2016 - In 2017 EURASHE will continue to address its 4 thematic areas; the 2017 work programme comprises: Mission of professional higher education Our 27th Annual Conference organised on 30-31 March in Le Havre (France)... Read more
  • CALOHEE project update 12/7/2016 - The CALOHEE project aims at helping find the answers to the following questions: do students enrolled in higher education around Europe develop the competences they need?, are study programmes delivering their... Read more
  • EURASHE 2016 work programme 27/11/2015 - In 2016 EURASHE will continue to address its 4 thematic areas; the 2016 work programme comprises: Mission of professional higher education Our 26th Annual Conference organised on 21-22 April in... Read more
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    Following are events related to the project:

    CALOHEE Advisory Board
    Brussels (Belgium), 3 Feb 2017, Alexandre Wipf
    CALOHEE Advisory Board
    Brussels (Belgium), 17 Jun 2016, Alexandre Wipf
    CALOHEE Advisory Board
    Brussels (Belgium), 19 Feb 2016,
    Following are the partners of the project:

  • Coimbra Group - Founded in 1985 and formally constituted by Charter in 1987, the Coimbra Group is an association of long-established European multidisciplinary universities of high international standard. The Coimbra Group is committed... Read more
  • Compostela Group of Universities (CGU) - Grupo Compostela de Universidades (CGU) is a large, prominent, open and inclusive international network (67 universities, 2 associate entities and 5 mutual members from 27 different countries) founded in 1994.... Read more
  • Education for an Interdependent World (EDIW) - EDIW (Education for an Interdependent World) is a non-profit Association (ASBL), created in 1996, under Belgian Law. It aims at promoting and facilitating actions and projects in the educational domain that... 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
  • European Consortium for Accreditation in Higher Education (ECA) - The European Consortium for Accreditation in Higher Education (ECA) was founded in 2003 as a project organisation with the primary aim of mutual recognition of accreditation decisions. Since 15th April... Read more
  • European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE) - The mission of ENAEE is to serve the public and society through the promotion and advancement of engineering education in Europe and abroad. ENAEE aims at building a pan-European framework... 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
  • Network of the Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA) - UNICA, Institutional Network of the Universities from the Capitals of Europe, has 46 members and combines the strength of over 150,000 staff members and 1,800,000 students in 35 countries. It... Read more
  • SGroup European Universities’ Network (SGroup) - SGroup registered under Spanish Law in 1992. It is composed of over 30 universities from 15 European countries that aim to strengthen their institutionalisation capacities, to expand their collaboration opportunities... Read more
  • Universidad de Granada (UGR) - Founded almost five hundred years ago, in 1531, the Universidad de Granada has grown in close symbiosis with society and has become a benchmark in terms of both the quality of... Read more
  • Universita’ degli studi di Genova (UNIGE) - UNIGE is a leading Northern Italy University. It offers broad diversity of three-level courses to about 37000 students by 1600 teachers. About 6000 students graduated in 2010 and over 1600... Read more
  • University of Deusto - The University of Deusto fi rst opened its doors in 1886. Its birth was the result of the combined concerns and cultural interests of the Basque Country, which wished to... Read more
  • University of Groningen - The University of Groningen (1614) is a research university with a global outlook. Quality has had top priority for four hundred years: the University is in the top 100 of... Read more
  • University of Iceland (UoI) - The University of Iceland (UoI) is a state university founded in 1911, as a broad national university. It is divided into five schools – Schools of Humanities, Social Sciences, Medicine,... Read more
  • University of Padova (UNIPD) - The University of Padova (UNIPD) is one of the most important higher education institutions in Italy with more than 60,000 students (40,000 at Bachelor’s level, 20,000 at Master’s level and... Read more
  • University of Pisa - The University of Pisa is a public institution with a long tradition, deeply rooted in its territory and fully integrated into the international scientific community. It has twenty departments, with... Read more
  • University of Porto (U.Porto) - U.PORTO is one of the largest higher education and research institutions in Portugal with around 31,700 students, 2,500 academics and researchers and 1,700 administrative staff. It has 14 Faculties, 1... Read more
  • University of Southampton - The University of Southampton is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world (Times Higher Education). A member of the prestigious Russell group of UK research intensive universities with... Read more
  • University of Tampere (UTA) - The University of Tampere is a culturally-committed higher education institution with the social mission of educating visionaries who understand the world and change it. The profile of the University of Tampere... Read more
  • Utrecht Network - The Utrecht Network is a representative European-wide network of 32 European universities in 27 countries, cooperating in the area of internationalisation. Though broadly-based, the network remains highly selective in its membership... Read more
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    Following are some of the experts involved in the project:

  • Robert Wagenaar - Robert Wagenaar is Director of the International Tuning Academy of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Until recently he was director of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies at the Faculty of... Read more
  • Alexandre Wipf - Alexandre Wipf is the previous policy and communications officer at EURASHE. Within the secretariat he was in charge of the implementation of quality assurance related activities (policy, projects, events, representation,... Read more