JOQAR – Joint programmes: Quality Assurance and Recognition of degrees awarded

EURASHE is in the stakeholders’ group of the JOQAR project on Joint programmes: Quality Assurance and Recognition of degrees awarded.

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JOQAR denotes Joint programmes: Quality Assurance and Recognition of degrees awarded. The overall purpose of the project is to ensure that Erasmus Mundus programmes (and joint programmes in general) are facilitated in two specific areas: accreditation and recognition. The project partnership consequently includes quality assurance/accreditation agencies (QA/A agencies) and recognition bodies (ENIC-NARICs).
Following are EURASHE news items related to the project:

  • JOQAR Conference ‘Quality Assurance and Recognition of Joint Programmes: The Art and the Passion’ 20/4/2013 - Today, quality assurance and recognition of joint programmes still is a major challenge. The conference ‘Quality Assurance and Recognition of Joint Programmes: The Art and the Passion‘ provides higher education... Read more
  • Following are events related to the project:

    JOQAR Stakeholders’ Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 16 Sep 2013,
    Quality Assurance and Recognition of Joint Programmes: The Art and the Passion
    Madrid (Spain), 20 Jun 2013 - 21 Jun 2013,
    JOQAR Stakeholders' Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 28 Mar 2013,
    JOQAR Stakeholders' Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 29 Oct 2012,
    JOQAR Stakeholders' Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 14 Feb 2011,
    Following are the partners of the project, EURASHE is in the stakeholders’ group:

  • Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) - The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders NVAO was established by the Dutch and Flemish governments as an independent accreditation organisation tasked with providing an expert and objective assessment of the... Read more
  • Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Study Programmes (AQAS) - AQAS – Agency for Quality Assurance – is an independent non-profit organisation, supported by more than 80 member institutions, both higher education institutions (HEIs) and academic associations. AQAS was founded... Read more
  • Austrian Accreditation Council (ÖAR) - The Austrian Accreditation Council (Österreichischer Akkreditierungsrat, ÖAR) evaluates, accredits and regulates the private higher education institutions offering university education in Austria. (The ÖAR was disolved in 2012).
  • Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU Catalunya) - The Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency, AQU Catalunya, is the main instrument for the promotion and assurance of quality in the Catalan higher education system. The purpose of AQU Catalunya... Read more
  • Danish Agency for International Education (IU) - The Danish Agency for International Education (formerly known as CIRIUS) is an authority within the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation responsible for the internationalisation of education and training in Denmark. The... Read more
  • Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) - FIBAA is a European, internationally oriented agency for quality assurance and quality development in higher education. We see ourselves as a partner for Higher Education Institutions and comparable education providers.... Read more
  • Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW) (Poland) - The Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Polish: Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego) in Poland was opened on 5 May 2006 by the Minister of Science and Higher Education, in... Read more
  • National Accreditation Council (CNA) - In Colombia, Act 30 of 1992 stipulates that those who seek to form an institution of higher learning must demonstrate the capacity to accomplish the mandated tasks and to assure... Read more
  • National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA) - The National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain, ANECA, is a Foundation whose aim is to provide external quality assurance for the Spanish Higher Education System and to... Read more
  • National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) - The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is an autonomous body established by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India to assess and accredit institutions of higher education in the... Read more
  • Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic) - Nuffic helps students, employees, policymakers, administrators and researchers in the higher education sector achieve their international ambitions. Nuffic works to promote international cooperation in higher education on a daily basis, with... Read more
  • Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (SQAA) - SQAA commenced its operations on 1 March 2010 after, on 28 February 2010, the Council for Higher Education of the Republic of Slovenia had ceased to work. SQAA encourages the quality... Read more
  • Swiss Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education (OAQ) - The Swiss Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education (OAQ) assures and promotes the quality of teaching and research at universities in Switzerland. It is independent, uses internationally... Read more
  • UK NARIC - UK NARIC is the National Agency responsible for providing information, advice and opinion on vocational, academic and professional skills and qualifications from all over the world. As the National Agency,... Read more
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    Following are some of the experts involved in the project:

  • Stefan Delplace - Stefan Delplace became the Secretary General of EURASHE in 2004, a position he occupied until 2014. He represented in the Bologna Follow-Up Group and several of its working and coordination... 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