Quality Initiatives


Here you will find a list of projects and initiatives relating to quality in education.

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Harmonisation Of African Higher Education Quality Assurance And Accreditation (HAQAA INITIATIVE)
The HAQAA Initiative, funded by the European Union in partnership with the African Union, has been established to support the development of a harmonised quality assurance and accreditation system at institutional level, national, regional and Pan-African continental level. The Initiative is currently being implemented by a consortium consisting of the University of Barcelona (coordinator), the Association of African Universities (AAU), the European University Association (EUA), the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)  and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Activities have begun that will engage important African regional and national organisations and networks active in the field.


Enhancing Quality Through Innovative Policy And Practice – EQUIP
The EQUIP project aims at Enhancing Quality through Innovative Policy & Practice in European higher education by supporting and promoting a consistent, efficient and innovative embedding of the ESG 2015 at grass-root level. The project will identify the challenges and work collaboratively with all stakeholders and policy-makers to propose, share and discuss the applicability of new solutions. 


Impact Analysis Of External Quality Assurance Processes Of Higher Education Institutions
 While external quality assurance procedures are carried out in higher education institutions with increasing intensity and extensiveness, stakeholders and quality assurance agencies are asking for the efficiency and effectiveness of quality assurance for various reasons. At the same time, our knowledge about the impact of external quality assurance on higher education institutions is still rudimentary. The funded project (IMPALA) aims at closing this gap by developing and applying a (flexible) methodology to assess the impact of (different) external quality assurance procedures. 

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Global Initiative for Quality Assurance Capacity
The principal objective of the GIQAC project is to improve and expand worldwide capacity for quality assurance (QA) in higher education in developing and transition countries. GIQAC implementing partners are regional and inter-regional quality assurance networks that engage in capacity building activities.

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