Quality and Qualifications Ireland Given New Powers

July 31, 2018

Quality Assurance and Combatting Academic Corruption

A Series of Columns Appearing in University World News,
Sponsored by CHEA/CIQG

Beginning in July, 2017, CHEA/CIQG sponsored a series of four columns in University World News on quality assurance and combatting academic corruption internationally. Authored by Managing Editor Brenda O’Malley, the columns explore topics ranging from the digital revolution in cheating to seeking global cooperation in the fight against academic corruption, with a focus on the role of quality assurance. Read a compilation of these columns and to learn more about what quality assurance and CIQG are doing to address this important international issue.


QQI Given New Powers to Regulate ELE Sectorn (The Pie News, July 23, 2018) “Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), the agency responsible for assuring quality in Irish education and training, has welcomed cabinet approval of a Bill that will enhance QQI’s powers in the area of English language education (ELE).”

Experts Urge Accreditation Plan for Private Schools (Myanmar Times, July 23, 2018) “To strengthen Myanmar’s private schools, an accreditation system is needed that recognises different kinds of private schools, education experts said at a seminar that discussed a draft law on private education.”

How to Avoid Bogus Courses (Dispatch Live [South Africa], July 22, 2018) “Matriculants need to understand that all accredited qualifications must be listed on the National Qualifications Framework”

Crackdown Feared as Russian Grad School Faces Gov’t Penalty (The Washington Post, July 22, 2018) “One of Russia's best-known graduate schools, created to avoid a brain drain among top academics in the newly open Russia of the 1990s, has lost its state accreditation, amid fears of a wider clampdown on educational institutions with strong Western connections.”

India Gandhi National Open University Gets a VP, To Focus on Quality (The Telegraph [India], July 21, 2018) “The University Grants Commission has set up a committee under Rao to suggest the criteria for the accreditation of distance-learning institutions.”

Top Universities Demand Better Accreditation System (University World News, July 20, 2018) “The 50 largest Russian universities have called on Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, to abolish the current system of state accreditation of universities, due to its backwardness, according to universities’ representatives.”

Gov’t Provides Access to Free, Quality College Education (Phillippine News Agency, July 20, 2018) “The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) reported on Friday that it has focused on the creation of quality and equal access to tertiary education and training programs for the past year.”

Accreditation of Two-Thirds Courses A Must for AICTE Nod (The New Indian Express, July 18, 2018) “Approval for colleges will be withdrawn if at least two-thirds of their courses do not obtain accreditation in the next four years, said Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairperson of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).”

Building Capacity in Curriculum Development for Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Malawi (The Chronicle of Education, July 17, 2018) “Recently, Malawi organized a workshop on Standards and Procedures in Curriculum Development and Review Process in Higher Education, launched within the framework of the UNESCO-Shenzhen Funds-in-Trust Project on ‘Strengthening Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Africa.”



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