2023 European Quality Assurance Forum


November 2023

Aveiro, Portugal


EQAF 2023 will combine sessions about policies and trends, research, and practical case examples related to the Forum theme and more generally about current developments in quality assurance.

Internationalisation has been a major trend in higher education for decades: cross-country mobility of students and academic staff has grown, cooperation between institutions and states has intensified, and, in general, transnational sharing of good practice in learning and teaching and research has increased. Both within and outside the EHEA, internationalisation brings opportunities and challenges for quality assurance. These range from the urgency of developing new and flexible approaches for transnational joint degrees to the need to enable and support more intense cooperation arrangements across very different higher education systems, as well as addressing new forms of higher education and mobility, such as micro-credentials or different forms of virtual mobility.

EQAF 2023 will explore QA policies and practices that support new forms of internationalisation, and invite the audience to reflect on how quality assurance can meet emerging needs and arising challenges in the sector. The Forum will address questions such as how QA can promote sustainability in transnational mobility and cooperation, if the ESG and other European tools are fit for the future, and how the European framework can connect and compare with quality assurance outside the EHEA. EQAF 2023 offers the opportunity to discuss how to innovate in quality assurance according to the different priorities of various stakeholders involved in the internationalisation of higher education, and how to internationalise quality assurance itself.

This year’s Forum will take place on-site and will provide participants with opportunities for discussion, debates and networking, also outside the formal programme. The sessions will facilitate audience interaction to allow participants to gain the most from the event.

The Forum will be of interest to rectors and vice-rectors responsible for quality assurance, quality assurance officers in higher education institutions, students, quality assurance agency staff and researchers working in higher education or in the quality assurance field.

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