QACHE – Quality Assurance of Cross-border Higher Education

EURASHE is in the advisory board of the QACHE project on Quality Assurance of Cross-border Higher Education.

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The QACHE project aims to address, in terms of information and practical support, the quality assurance of cross-border higher education (CBHE) by looking closely into different ways in which European QA agencies and higher education institutions (HEIs) address the accreditation and quality assurance of the programmes delivered outside of their countries.

The innovative aspect of the project is the creation of a common European quality assurance approach to cross-border higher education which will contribute to the promotion of European higher education in other parts of the world.

The main objectives are fourfold:

  1. to enhance policy dialogue within European countries and between Europe and other world regions on quality assurance of CBHE, and enhance thus mutual understanding of different approaches to CBHE and different methods in quality assurance;
  2. to further develop the European dimension in quality assurance;
  3. to facilitate and enhance the engagement of European HEIs in CBHE provision;
  4. to protect students against low standard provision and issues related to recognition of CBHE.
Following are events related to the project:

QACHE Conference on quality assurance of cross-border higher education
Paris (France), 5 Nov 2015 - 6 Nov 2015,
QACHE Advisory Board
Brussels (Belgium), 22 Jun 2015,
QACHE Asia-Pacific Regional Forum
Macao (China), 22 Jan 2015 - 23 Jan 2015,
QACHE Gulf Regional Forum
Bahrain (Bahrain), 19 Nov 2014 - 20 Nov 2014,
QACHE European Expert Forum
London (United Kingdom), 5 Nov 2014 - 6 Nov 2014,
QACHE Advisory Board
Brussels (Belgium), 15 Apr 2014,
Following are documents in EURASHE’s library that are related to the project:

Following are the partners of the project, EURASHE is in the advisory board:

  • Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ANQAHE)- The Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education ANQAHE has been established in June, 2007 as a nonprofit nongovernmental organization. The purpose to establish the Arab network for quality Assurance... Read more
  • Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN)- The Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) was founded in 2003 with the purpose of serving the needs of quality assurance agencies in higher education in a region that contains over half... Read more
  • European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)- The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) is a voluntary association of European quality assurance agencies and currently comprises 40 members and 49 affiliates. Its aim is... Read more
  • Evaluation Agency for Research and Higher Education (AERES)- As an independent administrative authority set up in 2007, the AERES is tasked with evaluating research and higher education institutions, research organisations, research units, higher education programmes and degrees and... Read more
  • German Accreditation Council (GAC)- The Accreditation Council has the statutory task of organising the system of quality assurance in learning and teaching through accreditation. Its main purpose is to contribute to the development in... 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
  • Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)- As UK higher education grows and diversifies, we safeguard standards and support the improvement of quality for students – whether they study at a university or college in the UK... Read more
  • Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)- The Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) is an independent statutory authority established in 2011. It sits within the Education portfolio.TEQSA regulates and assures the quality of Australia’s large, diverse and complex higher... 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
  • Nathalie Lugano- Nathalie Lugano is a former office and membership administrator of EURASHE. She was responsible for the general administrative management of the office, dealing with finances and personnel issues, supporting communication... 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