Rwanda on Improving Higher Education Standards and other Important News Updates

February 16, 2017

Rwanda: Senators Task Govt on Improving Higher Education Standards (allAfrica, February 24, 2017) “The legislators urged the national Higher Education Council (HEC) to increase monitoring of the country's colleges to ensure that they meet the required standards, including proper infrastructure for students' living and class practices as well as the quality of lecturers and their research works.”

Key Considerations for Cross-Border Quality Assurance (European University Association, February 23, 2017) “EUA has worked with four of its key partners to produce a new document that provides support and information for institutions and quality assurance agencies that engage in cross-border quality assurance.”

Britain's Universities Must Change to Survive. Higher Education Reform is the Way Forward (The Telegraph, February 23, 2017)[The Higher Education and Research Bill] entrenches a new Teaching Excellence Framework to ensure that universities focus on graduate employability and, for the first time, link teaching funding to quality and not just quantity — a principle long-established for research funding.”

In-Country Reviews of UK Transnational Education (TNE) Provision in Ireland, Hong Kong and Malaysia (QAA News, February 21, 2017) “The Republic of Ireland, Hong Kong and Malaysia have been selected for the next three years of in-country reviews under the newly developed TNE Review method.”

Against a Managerialist Approach to Higher Education (University World News, February 17, 2017) “This approach assumes that the outcome of students’ learning depends on the management of academics’ practice and the support provided by universities.”

NAAC Signs MoU with Intl Quality Group (The New Indian Express, February 17, 2017) “HE National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has signed an MoU with the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) International Quality Group of USA.”