About the ASEAN-QA Project

ASEAN-QA  – a joint initiative by AUN, AQAN, DAAD, ENQA, HRK, SEAMEO-RIHED – aims at strengthening the capacity for internal and external quality assurance (QA) through dialogue and training events for ASEAN-QA professionals based on regional standards.

Higher education gains more and more strategic relevance for the viability of national and regional economic systems. Higher education today is characterized by universities' competition for the best students and researchers, and by the need for developing and sustaining high quality services at institutional and national/ regional levels. Current development goals refer to international competitiveness in order to prevent brain drain of Asian high performing students and researchers.

Convergence of higher education systems, strengthening of mutual recognition of degrees and harmonization of quality development policies as well as creation of trust between universities and sharing of good practice in the field of QA are of major importance in this context.

The ASEAN-QA project is divided into different phases. At present, between 2016 and 2018, the third phase of the project is in process. The following pages provide information about the three TrainIQA phases and the appendant workshops and conferences:

 

TrainIQA phase I (2011 - 2013)

TrainIQA phase II (2014 - 2016)

TrainIQA phase III (2016 - 2018)

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