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  • ASEAN takes Quality Assurance of Universities regional with the Launch of AQAN

    26 October 2016

    Today, ASEAN and the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia jointly launched the newest ASEAN body, the ASEAN Quality Assurance Network, or AQAN. The launch ceremony took place at the outset of the fourth Policy Dialogue organised by the European Union (EU) Support to Higher Education in ASEAN Region (SHARE) Programme, entitled: “Towards a shared Understanding of Quality Assurance in ASEAN”.
    “A strong commitment to quality is at the heart of higher education in Malaysia and across ASEAN”,...

  • The Fourth SHARE Policy Dialogue, 26-27 October 2016

    18 October 2016

    Worldwide, Quality Assurance (QA) has been introduced in many higher education systems in order to assure and enhance the quality of higher education institutions and programmes and to make universities’ achievements visible, accountable and comparable. QA focuses on both accountability and improvement, on transparency, agreed upon and consistent processes as well as on the standards essential for continuous quality enhancement. It is...

  • SHARE Support to Lao PDR

    09 August 2016

    The SHARE Team Leader, Dr Stefan Hell, visited the Laotian capital Vientiane in August 2016 to learn about higher education developments in the country. He met the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sisamone Sithirajvongsa, as well as the Department of Higher Education, the International relations Department and the Educational Standards and Quality assurance Centre (ESQAC) under the same ministry.
    Dr. Hell was also received by the Vice...

  • SHARE Institutional Assessments

    05 August 2016

    ASEAN higher education institutions (HEIs) are undergoing a newly developed institutional assessment scheme which is geared towards the internal quality assurance (IQA) standards of the ASEAN Quality Assurance Framework (AQAF). Eleven HEIs from eight ASEAN Member States have been selected to undergo this review between January and March 2018. They participate in a pilot assessment exercise at an institutional level, which allows the benchmarking of internal QA mechanisms according to regional...


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