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December 16, 2016


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.

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2017 ConferencesCHEA/CIQG Hosts International Webinar On Combatting Academic Corruption: What Might the International Quality Assurance Community Do? (Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) International Quality Group (CIQG), December 14, 2016) “The purpose of the Webinar was not only to discuss this critical issue but to get ideas for ‘next steps’ in addressing academic corruption worldwide.”

U.K. University Placement Year Offers International Students Industry Experience (U.S. News & World Report, December 13, 2016) “A placement year provides students with real-world experience – and can lead to better job prospects.”

Luxembourg's New Legal Framework on Cross-Border QA (EQAR Newsletter, December 12, 2016) “The new provision that came into force on 15 September 2016 recognises the activity of EQAR-registered agencies that carry out accreditation procedures of private and foreign higher education institutions (i.e. transnational higher education provision) in Luxembourg.”

OECD: Research Funding Cuts Threaten Global Innovation (University World News, December 9, 2016) “A tendency among governments to focus more on offering R&D tax incentives to firms than funding R&D in universities and public laboratories is also tilting the balance towards the private sector.”

FutureLearn Launches First Full Postgraduate Degree MOOCs (Times Higher Education, December 9, 2016) “FutureLearn will become the first massive open online course provider to offer a suite of postgraduate degrees entirely on its platform through a new partnership with Australia’s Deakin University.”

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