9th Annual Conference – Vienna 1999

vienna_1EURASHE organised its 9th Annual Conference titled ‘Quality Assessment in Higher Education in Europe‘ in Vienna (Austria) on 21 May 1999. Underneath are further information on:

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Following is the programme of the event:

Day 1 – Friday 21 May 1999

09.00 – Coffee

09.30 – Welcome Søren Nørgaard, President, EURASHE

09.45 – Sigurd Höllinger, Director-General, Opening of the Conference: “Quality Assessment/Assurance in Higher Education”

10.00 – “Quality Assurance in the Austrian Fachhochschul Study programmes”, Panel discussion with representatives from the quality councils from the Austrian “Fachhochschulrat” and the Austrian “Fachhochschul-konferenz”

11.00 – Break with cold buffet and “Information-Market”

11.45 – Internationalisation efforts and quality assessment: “How to measure the quality of internationalisation efforts?”, Panel discussion with representatives from the quality council of the Austrian “Fachhochschulkonferenz”

12.30 – Tilman Küchler, CHE, Centrum for Hochschulentwichlung, Germany, How to define “quality”?

13.15 – Lunch

14.30 – W. Sluyters, DG XXII, “Quality as a European Commission priority”

15.15 – “Quality Assessment in Higher Education in Europe”, Panel discussion with representatives from Austria, Ireland, Portugal, Hungary and the Netherlands

16.15 – EURASHE activities and perspectives: e.g. SPA-Project, Edward Dhondt, Secretary General, EURASHE

16.45 – Conclusions and closing

Following are the speakers of the event:

  • Edward Dhondt - Edward Dhondt (Belgium), was the third president of EURASHE between 1994 and 1996 and went on to be the second secretary general of the organisation between 1996 and 2000. Previously... Read more
  • Søren Nørgaard - Søren Nørgaard, a previous President and Secretary General of EURASHE, he was also Senior Advisor of the organisation. † Søren Nørgaard (Denmark), 5th President of EURASHE (1998 – 2000), 3rd... Read more
  • Willebrordus Sluyters - Willebrordus Sluyters is the Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy in the European Commission.
  • Tilman Küchler - Dr. Tilman Küchler has been Program Manager at CHE (Centrum for Hochschulentwichlung) in Germany.
  • Sigurd Höllinger - Prof. Dr. Sigurd Höllinger, Senior Advisor at the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research. He is also consultant for the World Bank, the Ministry of Education, Science and Research in... Read more
  • Following are the practicalities of the event:


  • 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... Read more
  • Following is the material of the event: