QF-EHEA after 7 years as viewed from higher education institutions

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Author(s)Bryan Maguire

The quality framework (QF) of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) was launched in 2005. It was welcomed by higher education institutions (HEI) at first, helping the developement of national qualification frameworks on the basis of learning outcomes. It has permitted degrees to be compared, enhancing mobility.

Seven years later, the quality framework faces some issues, with various pressures, the competence with the European qualification framework (EQF), the incorporation of quality assurance (QA) in the QF and the struggle with the learning outcomes approach.

The QF-EHEA impacted deeply national educational realities, in the way statistics are collected, the policies are designed, the funding is organised etc.


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