International QA in the News: Quality Assurance and Combating Academic Corruption

June 19, 2018


Combating Academic Corruption: Quality Assurance and Accreditation (International Higher Education, Spring, 2018) “The role of quality assurance and accrediting bodies in advancing academic integrity has long been clear.  Increasingly, however, these bodies are also expected to focus on the challenging issue of academic corruption.” Authored by CHEA President Judith Eaton.

UGC Bars BDU From Conducting Distance Education Programmes (Times of India, June 13, 2018) “The future of the distance education programs offered by many of the state-run universities including, Bharathidasan University seems to be bleak as the distance education bureau of the University Grants Commission (UGC) has rejected application seeking recognition of their distance education programmes.“


Position Announcement: Vice President for Research and Policy Analysis, Council for Higher Education/International Quality Group.

The Vice President for Research and Policy Analysis will develop and oversee a comprehensive research program consistent with CHEA/CIQG goals and strategic thinking. Read the position announcement for more information.

Pakistan Quality Enhancement System Highlighted at Turkey Conference (The News, June 13, 2018) “The conference was aimed at examining the subject by bringing together experts from various educational institutions within the scope of the importance given to quality and accreditation at the level of the programme, especially foreign language education.”

Varsities Should Stick to Rulebook (Zambia Daily Mail, June 12, 2018) “Africa is called upon to build and expand an African knowledge society through transformation and investments in universities’ science, technology, research, and innovation; and through the harmonisation of education standards and mutual recognition of academic and professional qualifications, establish an African accreditation agency to develop and monitor educational quality standards across the continent.”

Qatar-Oman Pact for Better Cooperation in Education, Tech (Gulf Times, June 10, 2018) “The two parties shall encourage the exchange of information on all diplomas and degrees issued by institutions of higher education in both countries in order to accredit these diplomas and degrees based on the rules of mutual academic accreditation and in accordance with the laws and regulations in both countries”