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  • ASEAN-QA Training of Trainers in Luang Prabang, Laos 2018

    Frank Niedermeier | 10 October 2018 0:00

    ASEAN-QA Training of Trainers in Luang Prabang, Laos

    Twenty-six (26) ASEAN-QA alumni from 7 countries have been chosen to participate in the ASEAN-QA SQUARED Training of Trainers held at Luang Prabang, Laos on August 27-30, 2018. The participants will implement 15 trainings concerning quality assurance and management of teaching and learning in their respective countries.

  • Last Workshop of TrainIQA Phase III in Bangkok, Thailand 2018

    Juliane Arasin | 29 March 2018

    TrainIQA Phase III in Bangkok, Thailand 2018

    The fourth and last workshop of ASEAN-QA TrainIQA Phase III took place from 19 March 2018 until 21 March 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.

    The main focus of the workshop was on quality assurance and the linkage to higher education management, as well as the wrap up of the individual projects of the participants in preparation of the upcoming final conference. This enabled the participants to identify lessons learned, points to improve and individual learning outcomes. The approach to aim at the outcomes with different methods like discussions, creativity methods, exercises and also theoretical inputs empowered the participants to exchange their experiences. To ensure the ongoing work on the individual projects, the participants forecasted the development of their projects five years from then. Everyone was invited to make comments and give valuable suggestions to achieve the defined goals

  • Third TrainIQA Workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia 2017

    Wilasinee Sittisomboon | 16 November 2017

    Third TrainIQA Workshop in Siemp Reap, Cambodia

    The third workshop of the third ASEAN-QA TrainIQA cohort took place between 24 -28 October 2017 in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    The workshop focused on the quality assurance of study programmes and their conception. Among others the Participants learnt more about strategic curriculum planning, teaching and learning strategies, how to define study programmes’ objectives, expected learning outcomes and competences as well as the concept of constructive alignment. The workshop further dealt with the continuous revision of study programmes and how to write an evaluation self-report at programme level. Additionally, the evaluation emphasized the linkage between external and internal quality assurance approaches and how to make best use of both worlds. A further emphasuis was put on networking and collaboration in the field of quality assurance and sharing experiences on curriculum and programme evaluation for curriculum improvement.

  • Second TrainIQA Workshop 2017 in Potsdam

    Juliane Hauschulz | 14 August 2017 0:00

    The second workshop of the current ASEAN-QA TrainIQA training took place from 24 July 2017 until 1 August 2017 in Potsdam, Germany. The workshop focused on the evaluation process and on method training as well as the individuell projects of the participants. To get a practical insight into the topic, evaluation at the University of Potsdam in general and on faculty level and the follow-up activities at the University of Applied Sciences Münster were introduced. Moreover, the 32 participants coming from universities from nine different Southeast Asian countries visited the HTW Berlin and learnt a lot about their quality assurance system and the special challenges and opportunities of an University of Applied Sciences. 

  • DIES NMT 2017-2018: Call for Application

    Xia Qin | 8 August 2017 0:00

    DIES alumni are invited to apply for this programme

    With the aim to support DIES alumni as multipliers to be engaged in higher education management and to promote the sustainability of DIES trainings, the two-year National Multiplication Trainings (NMT) Programme is initiated jointly by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Rectors'  Conference (HRK) with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ).

    The DIES NMT programme is coordinated and implemented by the Centre for Quality Devleopment of the University of Potsdam.

    For more information on the Call and the application, please visit

  • TrainIQA Workshop on Module 1 in Kuala Lumpur

    Juliane Hauschulz | 7 March 2017 0:00

    From 20th to 24th February 2017, the participants of the second ASEAN-QA TrainIQA training came together for the first time in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The first workshop comprised presentations of international experts about quality in higher education, quality assurance and quality management systems in teaching and learning. The participants got an overview of the aims and the structure of the training programme, which will be completed in 2018 with a final conference. Moreover, the 32 participants coming from universities from nine different Southeast Asian countries developed their individual change projects that will be implemented in the context of the training at their home institutions.

  • TrainIQA 2016-18: High Level Visit in Potsdam

    Juliane Hauschulz | 10 December 2016 0:00

    From 7th to 11th November 2016, the third ASEAN-QA TrainIQA phase started  with a High Level Visit in Potsdam, Germany. The training aims at professionalising quality managers at Southeast Asian universities and to support them in their endeavor to build up systematic QA structures. During the five days visit, 35 Presidents and Vice Presidents coming from universities from nine different Southeast Asian countries came together and discussed current challenges as well as the role of the university leadership in the field of quality assurance in higher education. In the course of the ASEAN-QA phase, all participating quality managers will implement an own individual project in the context of the training at their home institution.

  • ASEAN-QA Alumni at the 2016 IIEP Policy Forum

    Juliane Hauschulz | 20 June 2016 0:00

    From 9th to 11th June 2016, the IIEP Policy Forum 2016 took place in Xiamen, China. The conference was organized by the UNESCO Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO), the Xiamen University and the Chinese Higher Education Evaluation Centre (HEEC) to examine how internal quality assurance (IQA) can contribute to higher education quality and employability. Amongst the 180 participants from 25 different countries worldwide, 10 alumni of the ASEAN-QA project were able to join and enhance the presentations and discussions. The Policy Forum thematized current topics of the quality assurance debate like the significance employability should have within the internal quality assurance. 
    Next to the academic perspective of quality, the acquisition of practical skills becomes evermore important for students and should be observed during the IQA process. Questions like how to find an appropriate balance between both and which stakeholders should be involved during the design and review of study programmes were discussed.

  • TrainIQA 2016-18:Call for Application


    Due to numerous requests, the deadline for application has been extended until 9th August!

    Since 2011 the ASEAN-QA partner organisations (AQAN, AUN, DAAD, ENQA, HRK, SEAMEO RIHED and University of Potsdam) have been cooperating within the frame of the DIES Programme in order to promote regional quality assurance (QA) in Southeast Asia.

    The ASEAN-QA Partners are pleased to announce a new round for the "Trainin on Internal Quality Assurance" (TrainIQA) for Southeast Asian higher education institutions. The application for the new TrainIQA cohort is open until 9th August 2016 (deadline has been extended).

  • ASEAN-QA SQUARED: Call for Application

    Frank Niedermeier | 21 April 2016

    ASEAN-QA SQUARED is a follow-up activity of the internal quality assurance trainings of ASEAN-QA Phase I (2011-2013) and II (2014-2016). It is meant to prepare quality managers at HEIs to effectively plan and implement workshops, trainings and further educational offers to build capacity for QA and teaching and learning, and/or to support and mobilise quality processes in higher education institutions.

    SQUARED is mainly targeted at alumni of ASEAN-QA Phase I and Phase II but also other professionals in the field are invited to apply. Up to 20 applicants will be selected for a training workshop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from July 27th to 29th. Participants will have the chance to receive collegial feedback on their implementation and up to 6 institutions will have the possibility to receive feedback and support by ASEAN and European experts.

    Application deadline is May 20th, 2016. For more information, please refer to the "Call for Application" and relative application forms below.

    ASEAN-QA is part of the DIES programme (Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies) and is coordinated by the Centre for Quality Development at University of Potsdam which hosts the ASEAN-QA Secretariat. Any questions related to the Call can be addressed to

     Call for Application
    Annex 1: Application Form
    Annex 2: Project Proposal

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DIES stands for "Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies". DIES supports higher education institutions in developing countries to develop strategies, which improve the university management as well as the quality and relevance of study programmes. DIES is jointly coordinated by the German Academic Exchange Servive (DAAD) and the German Rectors' Conference (HRK). More info...