Quality Assurance in an International Higher Education Area. A case study approach and comparative analysis of six national higher education systems

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Author(s)Andrea Bernhard
Transparency and comparability of higher education institutions especially in terms of their academic programmes and research activities are important issues for today’s working environment. This paper is an overview of a recently completed PhD thesis which outlines examples of selected OECD countries (Austria, Germany, Finland, United Kingdom, United States of America and Canada) with their different approaches to implementing a quality assurance system. These case studies are compared along peer-reviewed country reports and interviews with national and international experts. Based on this comparative study, useful recommendations are provided to create a functioning quality assurance system within an international higher education area.
CategoriesQuality of HE » 2011 6th EQAF