Inaugural Issue – Providing the Latest Briefings, Articles, Reports, Op-Eds and Reviews About Quality Assurance in the World

October 27, 2016

ASEAN Takes Quality Assurance of Universities Regional with the Launch of AQAN (SHARE-ASEAN, October 26, 2016) “The European Union is proud to support AQAN and to support ASEAN in the process of building a regional higher education area, not least because of its own strong expertise in this field.”

A Passport in the Sock Drawer (Inside Higher Ed, October 25, 2016) “This week’s summit in Washington is part of the Generation Study Abroad initiative, launched by IIE in 2014, with the goal of doubling the number of Americans studying abroad by 2020 and diversifying the pool of students participating.”

Budget Heralds Another Year of Brutal Higher Education Cuts (University World News, October 25, 2016) “In another year of misery for the public higher education sector, half of Malaysia’s 20 public universities will face swingeing cuts in the coming year.”

Could Subscriptions for Academic Journals Go the Way of Pay Phones? (The Conversation, October 23, 2016) “Faculty and students find they are unable to access journal articles that could further their research and learning.”

African Virtual University to Open More Centres (University World News, October 21, 2016) “This initiative is driven by our desire to prepare the African learners and professionals to better contribute to the socio-economic development of the continent.”

Pakistan’s Women-only Universities are 'Progressive' Spaces (Times Higher Education, October 20, 2016) “Women’s universities in Pakistan are providing a positive and 'progressive' space for female scholars and students.”

When Expat Chinese Academics Return Home (Inside Higher Ed, October 20, 2016) “Those educated in the West are more likely than others to eventually be promoted to full professors. But those who earned Ph.D.s in China are more likely than others to land top administrative jobs.”

HKCAAVQ Builds Partnership with The Australian Skills Quality Authority (HKCAAVQ Newsletter, October 20, 2016) HKCAAVQ and the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen collaboration on quality and regulatory approaches with a particular focus on vocational and professional education and training.”

The Dangers in Asia’s Quest for World-Class Universities (Times Higher Education, October 19, 2016)The pursuit of high-ranking universities should not be at the expense of education itself.”