Afghan Delegation Visits Pakistan and other Important News Updates

April 6, 2017

Afghan Delegation Visits HEC [Pakistan] (The International News, April 5, 2017) “Chairman HEC Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed welcomed the delegation and briefed them about development of Pakistan’s higher education sector during the last decade. He elaborated different steps taken for a strengthening quality assurance system in higher education sector across Pakistan.” 

Six Things You Need to Know about the Higher Education Bill (The Conversation, April 4, 2017) “The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is a new assessment designed to ‘measure’ and ‘improve’ the student experience and teaching quality in higher education. The TEF results will be used to award gold, silver or bronze ratings to universities.”

Do National Qualifications Frameworks Work? (University World News, March 31, 2017) “Despite the rapid growth of national and regional frameworks throughout Asia and the Pacific, there is still limited evidence to suggest they improve learning and recognition outcomes or support the mobility of students.”

New Data Creates World’s Largest University Ranking (University World News, March 30, 2017) ‘“Because U-Multirank allows users to compare universities based on what matters to them, it also reveals the other strong performers in areas as diverse as research, teaching and learning, knowledge transfer, internationalisation and regional engagement.”’

High Quality Tertiary Education Providers Have Good Quality Assurance Processes in Place (NZQA News, March 29, 2017) “NZQA notes that high quality tertiary education providers have good processes in place to ensure that cheating is detected and will not allow students to pass assessments where they have not met the required standard.”