World Reputation Rankings 2017 Results; APQN Award to NAAC; and Pakistan Visit from US Expert

June 19, 2017

Aligning Institutional, National & Regional Strategies to Strengthen Quality Assurance (UNESCO Regional Conference on Quality Assurance of Higher Education in Asia-Pacific, June 15-16, 2017) A presentation on efforts by the Asia-Pacific Quality Network and the CHEA International Quality Group.

World Reputation Rankings 2017: Results Announced (Times Higher Education, June 14, 2017) “Leading universities in Asia are now considered more prestigious among top academics than many distinguished Western institutions.” (Subscription required)

Four VN Universities Get Accreditation from France (Vietnam News, June 14, 2017) “The process of accreditation involved several steps aimed at examining and evaluating practical activities, including quality assurance of facilities, teaching staff, training, research activities, management innovation, method innovation, students’ opinion polls, staff, managers, and also the direction of development of the institution in the future.

US Expert Visits Palestinian Universities to Review Higher Education Accreditation Process (WAFA, June 8, 2017) “The program will be conducted over the course of the year in partnership with the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission (AQAC) and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education to build the capacity for accreditation and education quality assurance.”

‘Differentiated’ Accreditation (Inside Higher Ed, June 8, 2017) “Unlike the existing accreditation system in the U.S., which often takes the form of a once-in-a-decade paperworkathon culminating in a college being (or not being) reaccredited, such an approach emphasizes smaller, more frequent reviews, continuous improvement and peer benchmarking.”

Quality Checks For All Self-Funded Colleges in Hong Kong Long Overdue (South China Morning Post, June 7, 2017) “Without robust and transparent quality assurance, giving students vouchers for higher education risks putting more students into programmes which do not meet the necessary professional or academic standards.”