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January 23, 2017

CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) International QA in the News provides the latest briefings, articles, reports, op-eds and reviews about quality assurance around the world. CHEA/CIQG will be publishing this update as needed to keep you informed about important issues that have an effect on quality assurance and its practitioners.


The Government is Championing New University Providers – But Where’s the Evidence to Prove They’re Fit for Purpose? (The Telegraph, January 17, 2017) “The Quality Assurance Agency must now visit annually all alternative providers whose students are taking courses which make them eligible for student loans, and review them fully every four years.”

First Ever University Takes International Quality Verification (Viet Nam News, January 16, 2017) “The University of Science under the Việt Nam National University, Hà Nội (VNU University of Science) has become the first institution in Việt Nam to undergo ASEAN University Network - Quality Assurance quality verification standards.”

Kenya: Commission to Overhaul Higher Education Through Appraisal (allAfrica, January 13, 2017) “The Commission for University Education has said that its quality assurance officers will be visiting universities later this month to check on compliance with education standards as provided for in the institutions' charters and relevant laws.”

Governor Bats for High Quality in Higher Education (The Hindu, January 13, 2017) “Governor P. Sathasivam has stressed the need for the State to focus on quality improvement and expansion in the higher education sector so that it could match its performance in the primary education sector.”

Accreditation Beneficial for Colleges: Official (The Hindu, January 11, 2017) “National Assessment and Accreditation Council Adviser, Bengaluru, M.S. Shyamasundar on Tuesday said that though there were more than 100 colleges in the Union Territory of Puducherry, only 20 and a university have got accreditation.”


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