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November 22, 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.

HEADLINES

2017 ConferencesPrestigious Korean University Undergoes Investigation (Times Higher Education, November 21, 2016) “The government’s increasing pressure and control of universities, and the rapid commercialisation of the college system, have accelerated the higher education crisis in Korea.”

SHARE Supports EU-Lao PDR Cooperation on Higher Education (SHARE-ASEAN News, November 18, 2016) “The Laotian Ministry of Education and Sports presented details of the Higher Education Action Plan 2016-2020 and senior representatives of the European Commission presented opportunities under Erasmus+ for students and institutions.”

Junta Moves to Tackle University Governance Problems (University World News, November 18, 2016) “About 10% – nearly 20 [Thai] universities – are facing critical problems that need immediate action.”

New Bill to Provide for Sustainable Research Funding (University World News, November 11, 2016) “The rapid expansion of tertiary education institutions required strengthening of regulatory oversight to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the management of public institutions and quality outcomes in all institutions, both public and private.”

University of Oxford Launches its First MOOC (Times Higher Education, November 15, 2016) “World's top-ranking university announces course on economic development through new collaboration with online platform edX.”

Washington’s Patchwork Approach to Inbound Student Mobility: A Guide (World Education News, November 8, 2016) “Recent research by WES reaffirmed the importance of career advancement as a primary reason that international students enroll in U.S. higher education institutions.”

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