INQAAHE (International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education) logo is an endorsement of the Network’s commitment to promote and advance excellence in higher education through the support of an active global community dedicated in the development of quality assurance theories and practices.
Strict usage and reproduction guidelines apply to the use of INQAAHE Corporate and Membership logos. The ‘Membership’ logos must never be redrawn and an approved electronic logo for reproduction is supplied to the approved and current membership organisations and networks for their exclusive use. Institutions and organisations no longer affiliated with INQAAHE must cease usage of the applicable INQAAHE logo.
|Guidelines for INQAAHE logo usage (PDF / 1.2 MB)|
National Authority for Qualifications & Quality Assurance of Education & Training (QQA) is hosting the INQAAHE Conference 2017 “Between Collaboration & Competition: The Promises & Challenges for Quality Assurance in Higher Education” from 27 February - 2 March 2017.
INQAAHE invites proposals for papers and posters for presentation during the 2017 INQAAHE Conference. Papers or posters may be either presentation of research or best practice experience based on a previous or newly introduced best practice or research. Presentations should be interactive with a high level of participant engagement. Research-based presentations should include the appropriate research design and scientific methodology. Paper and poster proposals will be assessed by members of the Conference Program Committee for compliance with the criteria for acceptance.
QA representatives wishing to apply for financial support from INQAAHE to attend the Biennial Conference should complete the following application form.
|Call for Paper and Poster Proposals (PDF / 597.1 KB)|
|Application form Funding for attending the Conference (DOCX / 125.7 KB)|
|Call for Research & Innovation Proposals 2016-2017 (PDF / 540.4 KB)|
|Call for Capacity Building Proposals 2016-2017 (PDF / 377.5 KB)|
Following our announcement of the nominated INQAAHE presidential candidates on 8th August 2016, this is to advise that the Special Election will commence on 24th of August 2016 and close on 14th September 2016.
All Full and Associate members are invited to cast their votes on one of the following nominated candidates during the above election period:
Guidelines for voting are as follows:
Votes received will be counted and verified. Announcement of the Special Election result will be released on 19th September 2016.
|Voting form (DOC / 361.0 KB)|
|SUSANNA KARAKHANYAN manifesto, bio and agreement to serve (PDF / 1.3 MB)|
|RAFAEL LLAVORI manifesto, bio and agreement to serve (PDF / 329.2 KB)|
In this special election, the Board strongly believes it is in the best interest of the effective functioning of the INQAAHE Board through this interim period if consideration could be given to nominating individuals who currently serve on the INQAAHE Board and who are not an office-bearer of other similar organisations, e.g. ENQA, CHEA, EASPA or other Networks of QA agencies.
Full and Associate Member organisations may submit nominations of candidates associated with Full Members of INQAAHE. Please note that the INQAAHE Constitution requires the office of the President to be held by an individual whose agency is a Full Member of INQAAHE.
The nominees must signify their willingness to serve if elected, must indicate their interest in the position and what ideas they would bring, and must be able to dedicate adequate time to the tasks of the Board.
The Board’s work is mainly carried out electronically, and the President and directors must be willing to contribute to these electronic discussions and decision-making. The amount of time varies, but directors should expect to contribute one or two hours per week.
Nominations (form attached) should be accompanied by:
Nominations must be received by the INQAAHE Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org not later than Wednesday, 3rd August 2016.
Please use the attached form to submit your nomination.
Timeline: Nominations received by Secretariat: 20 July 2016 – 3 August 2016 Voting by Full and Associate Members: 24 August 2016 – 14 September 2016 Secretariat announces the verified results: 19 September 2016
Do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat for any clarification.
|Call for nominations (PDF / 235.9 KB)|
|Nomination form (DOC / 43.0 KB)|
|Agreement to serve (DOC / 38.0 KB)|
From 22nd- 24th May 2016, INQAAHE will organise its Biennial Forum in Sigatoka, Fiji. The Forum host is the Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC). The main Forum theme is “Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Challenging Times”.
Early registration is available until March 31st, 2016. Take the chance and visit http://www.inqaahefiji.fhec.info/
|INQAAHE FORUM 2016 REGISTRATION COST|
|Registration||Member fee (USD)||Non-Member fee (USD)|
|INQAAHE FORUM&APQN CONFERENCE REGISTRATION COST|
|Registration||Member fee (USD)||Non-Member fee (USD)|
INQAAHE – Sunday 22nd May to Tuesday 24th May 2016 (Whereby the Sunday will be registration and pre-board meetings and Monday is the commencing of the Forum).
APQN – Wednesday 25th May to Friday 27th May 2016 (Whereby the Wednesday will be registration and pre-board meetings and Thursday is the commencing of the Conference).
The INQAAHE Board seeks expressions of interest from member agencies in hosting the biennial forum of 2018. Agencies interested in hosting an event should note that it is not the practice to hold events in the same region or continent where a recent conference or for forum took place.
Submission of proposals to host the forum should be made to the Board of INQAAHE through the network Secretariat. There will be a two-step process for members interested in hosting the 2018 INQAAHE Forum, with the first step being the submission of a formal letter of intent with the preliminary proposal. The letter of intent and the preliminary proposal must be submitted electronically, using the attached form, to email@example.com by January 31, 2016.
|INQAAHE Forum 2018 Bid overview (PDF / 321.4 KB)|
|Application form to host INQAAHE Forum 2018 (DOC / 135.5 KB)|
INQAAHE is allocating 2500 USD for supporting the preparation of three research papers or essays, in accordance with the Terms of reference available here.
The final papers will be published in the journal Quality in Higher Education.
The research proposals, mid-term and final papers are to be submitted to the INQAAHE Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org by the following deadlines:
The successful applicant will be notified by October 31st, 2015.
All INQAAHE members, whether full or associate. Affiliates may also apply.
|Call for research proposals 2015-2016. Terms of reference (PDF / 409.5 KB)|
Fiji is blessed with 333 marvelous islands some populated, some not. Located in the South Pacific, the Fiji islands equip the tropical atmosphere hidden in a paradise that is real. White sandy beaches, soft coral diving and swaying coconut trees are waiting to be explored, with things to see and do that appeal to all kinds of travelers.
The Fiji Higher Education Commission takes pride in hosting the INQAAHE Forum. Registration and further information will be available soon.
The Samoa Qualifications Authority is coordinating and implementing a TVET support programme under the Samoa-Australia Partnership for Development. The programme aims to “increase the number of skilled Samoans available to fill priority workforce needs”.
Applications close on MONDAY, 10 AUGUST 2015 @ 4pm at the office of the Samoa Qualifications Authority.
|Advertisement for consultants (07 / 35.7 KB)|
|Terms of reference (1) (07 / 53.3 KB)|
|Terms of reference (2) (07 / 60.1 KB)|
|Terms of reference (3) (PDF / 159.5 KB)|
The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) organizes, together with the Dutch Ministry of Education, a Peer Learning Event on the Assessment and Demonstration of Achieved Learning Outcomes.
Call for nominations: Carlos J. Finlay UNESCO Prize for Microbiology
Funded by the Government of Cuba, the Prize aims to reward the efforts of an individual, or of an institution, non-governmental organization or other entity which, through research and development, has made an outstanding contribution to the field of microbiology (including immunology, molecular biology, genetics, etc.) and its applications.
Deadline for submissions: 15 July 2015
Tel.: +33 1 22.214.171.124+33 1 126.96.36.199
Fax: +33 1 188.8.131.52
Consult Dr Jagannath Patil, INQAAHE President, speech at Conference at Chicago, on 1st April 2015.
|President's address (PDF / 2.2 MB)|
Keynote sub-theme 1: DIVERSITY AND ITS COMPONENTS: NEW DEMANDS, NEW RESPONSES FROM HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS. IS DIVERSITY ALWAYS A GOOD THING?
Judith S. Eaton, President, CHEA
Keynote sub-theme 2: QUALITY ASSURANCE AND THE ISSUES ARISING FROM THE INCREASED DIVERSITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS. HOW CAN QA MAKE SENSE OF DIVERSITY?
Antony Stella, QA Expert
Keynote sub-theme 3: THE MANY FACES OF INTERNATIONALIZATION AND THEIR IMPACT ON QUALITY AND QUALITY ASSURANCE
Hans de Wit, Director, Centre for Higher Education Internationalization
Keynote Subtheme 4: QUALITY ASSURANCE AGENCIES: INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE OF EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE AND ITS IMPACT ON THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEMS
Sofiane Sahraoui, President, Arab Governance Institute
|Judith S. Eaton, President, CHEA (PDF / 152.0 KB)|
|Antony Stella, QA Expert (PDF / 1.3 MB)|
|Hans de Wit, Director, Centre for Higher Education Internationalization (PDF / 660.1 KB)|
|Sofiane Sahraoui, President, Arab Governance Institute (PDF / 761.7 KB)|
The Board of INQAAHE seeks expressions of interest from member agencies in hosting the biennial conference of 2017. Agencies interested in hosting an event should note that it is not the practice to hold events in the same region or continent where a recent conference or for forum took place.
Submission of proposals to host the forum should be made to the Board of INQAAHE through the network Secretariat. There will be a two-step process for members interested in hosting the 2017 INQAAHE Conference, with the first step being the submission of a formal letter of intent with the preliminary proposal. The letter of intent and the preliminary proposal must be submitted electronically, using the attached form, to email@example.com by January 23, 2015.
Please read the document entitled Requirements for hosting a conference or forum ((included in the attached INQAAHE Conference Bid Overview) prior to submitting the preliminary proposal. This document will provide an overview of the review and decision-making process to be followed with regard to the handling of all submitted proposals.
The review of preliminary proposals will be completed by February 13, 2015. At that point in time, INQAAHE will notify all applicants of the decision to accept or reject the preliminary proposal. Those agencies whose preliminary proposals are accepted will be asked to complete a full application for review and decision-making by the entire General Assembly, as also explained in the document Requirements of hosting a Conference of Forum.
|INQAAHE Conference 2017 Bid Overview (PDF / 321.9 KB)|
|Application form to host INQAAHE Conference 2017 (DOC / 135.5 KB)|
About 150 INQAAHE members have participated in the Election process 2015 for INQAAHE Presidency and Board.
Jagannath Patil, President
Adviser in charge of National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India (NAAC)
Susanna Karakhanyan, Director
President of the Accreditation Commission of the National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance in Armenia; Quality Assurance Section Manager Abu Dhabi Education Council, the United Arab Emirates
Pauline Tang, Director
CEO&Director, Accreditation & Benchmarking, THE-ICE, Australia
Maiki Udam, Director
Development Manager, Estonian Higher Education Quality Agency (EKKA)
Martin Strah, Director
Director of Development and International Relations, National Commission of University Evaluation and Accreditation (CONEAU) Argentina
Yvonnette Marshall, Director
Executive Director, University Council of Jamaica (UCJ)
Jawaher al-Mudhahki, Director
Chief Executive, National Authority for Qualifications and Quality Assurance of Education & Training (QQA-Bahrain)
Erika Soboleva, Director
International Affairs Officer, AKKORK (Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance and Career Development), Russia
|Election 2015 declaration (PDF / 328.7 KB)|
INQAAHE is delighted to inform its members that INQAAHE will be providing funds for qualified applicants from developing countries to enroll for a Graduate Certificate in Quality Assurance at The University of Melbourne.
The Quality Assurance for Professionals Program is a one-year professionally-oriented graduate-level certificate intended to lead to internationally-trained expertise for people working in or interested in quality assurance or accreditation in higher education. Here you will find more information about the Program.
Please click here for more information about the scholarships and the apply instructions. The scholarship application closing date for a start in February 2015 is Friday, 28 November 2014.
|Call for scholarships 2015 (PDF / 242.8 KB)|
People from less developed countries can apply for support from the INQAAHE development fund to attend the biennial INQAAHE Conference:
CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF HIGHER EDUCATION: NEW DEMANDS ON QUALITY ASSURANCE (Chicago, Illinois, USA, March 30 – April 3, 2015)
Applications need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 30, 2015. Applicants will be notified on February 6, 2015.
|Procedure (PDF / 203.0 KB)|
|Application form (DOC / 136.0 KB)|
The terms of the current INQAAHE Board of Directors ends in March 2015. Hence INQAAHE calls for nominations for the INQAAHE Board. The election will be in two parts: namely for the President and for other Board members.
The Board of Directors manages the general affairs of the Network. The Board of Directors is composed of an elected President, an appointed Secretary, seven elected Directors, up to four co-opted Directors and the immediate Past President.
All Directors must be associated with a Full or Associate Member of the Network. At least two thirds of the Directors shall be from Full Member organisations. No two of the elected, appointed or co-opted Directors should be from the same member organisation.
Full and Associate Member organisations may submit nominations of candidates associated with Full and Associate Members of INQAAHE.
The nominees must signify their willingness to serve if elected, must indicate their interest in the position and what ideas they would bring, and must be able to dedicate adequate time to the task.
The Board’s work is mainly carried out electronically, and directors must be willing to contribute to these electronic discussions and decision-making. The amount of time varies, but directors should expect to contribute one or two hours per week.
In addition to the base work, INQAAHE has many project groups and special responsibilities, and each Board director is expected to be active in, and preferably lead, at least one of these. Directors should ensure that they have enough time to do justice to the task. This might be several hours per week at busy times for the project group.
Nominations should be accompanied by:
|Call for nominations (PDF / 196.3 KB)|
|Nomination of Board member (DOC / 33.5 KB)|
|Nomination of INQAAHE President (DOC / 33.0 KB)|
|Agreement to serve when elected (DOC / 32.0 KB)|
The International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies invites proposals for papers and poster for presentation during the 2015 INQAAHE Conference. Papers or posters may be either presentation of research or best practice experience based on a previous or newly introduced best practice or research. The best presentations should be interactive with a high level of participant engagement. Research-based presentations should include the appropriate research design and scientific methodology. Paper and poster proposals will be assessed by members of the Conference Program Committee for compliance with the criteria for acceptance.
|Requirements for paper and poster proposals submission (PDF / 512.4 KB)|
Renewal INQAAHE Membership fee invoices for the 2014 will be sent by end of February 2014. Do not hesitate to contact us in case you need to receive your invoice before this date.
We please ask you for your collaboration: We would be very pleased if you could check your organization details in your INQAAHE area in case you need to update your invoicing name and address. Please check as well the email address (in order to receive INQAAHE communications) and the main contact person of your organization.
On the other hand, if you need us to send your copy to different people/units in your organization please do send us the contact details and mail address to our general mail: email@example.com.
INQAAHE has a limited budget allocated to assist its members from least developed countries to attend INQAAHE Conferences and Forums.
QA representatives wishing to apply for financial support from INQAAHE to attend the Biennial Forum should complete the following application form.
Deadlines are as follows:
INQAAHE Secretariat changed the Bank account number on October 2013 due to the Secretariat Transfer hosted by The Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency, AQU Catalunya from 1st of October 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.
Please find below the new bank account for any future payment by bank transfer:
Please do not use the previous INQAAHE Dutch bank account as it was closed on October 2013.
In case you need us to amend any old invoice do not hesitate to contact us and we will send it to you immediately.
INQAAHE Forum 2014 (Tallinn, Estonia, May 26-28) website is available at http://archimedes.ee/inqaahe/. Registration is now open.
This Strategic Plan draws on an in-depth analysis of the INQAAHE functioning and achievements in the period of 2007-2012. It is intended to provide an overview of the strategic priorities over 2013-2017 within the framework of the INQAAHE mission.
The Strategic Plan is organized around the INQAAHE’s goals for 2013-2017, for each of which specific objectives are illustrated. These will be further developed into discrete activities in the operational and yearly plans.
We are delighted to inform you that the INQAAHE Secretariat will be hosted by The Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency, AQU Catalunya from 1 October 2013. AQU is situated in Barcelona, Spain.
During the General Assembly, three organisations presented their bids to host the INQAAHE Conference in 2015. We are pleased to announce that The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) will organise INQAAHE’s biennial Conference in the United States in 2015.
The INQAAHE Forum in 2014 will be hosted by EKKA, in Estonia.
INQAAHE is delighted to inform you that ASIIN (Germany) and NZUAAU (New Zealand) are comprehensively adhering to the INQAAHE Guidelines of Good Practice. They are added to the GGP database.
ASIIN and NZUAAU: Congratulations!
The National Accreditation Council of Colombia (CNA) is comprehensively adhering to the INQAAHE Guidelines of Good Practice.
The INQAAHE Members' Forum of 2012 was held on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 April in Melbourne, Australia. The Forum was hosted by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). Over 130 participants from all over the world attended this biennial INQAAHE event.
You can find the Forum presentations here.
The South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) and Ontario College Quality Assurance Service (OCQAS) from Canada are comprehensively adhering to the INQAAHE Guidelines of Good Practice.
The presentations that were given during the INQAAHE-ENQA Seminar (30 November-2 December, Brussels) are uploaded. Click here to consult them.
We’re pleased to inform you that the INQAAHE website has undergone a major makeover.
In order to increase the user friendliness of our website a revision of the content and online applications has been carried out during the last months.
The INQAAHE Board has also decided to renew the INQAAHE logo and as a result the website design corresponds with the colors of the new logo.
We hope you will enjoy our improved website!
We invite you to read Postcards to INQAAHE, the celebratory publication marking 20 years of INQAAHE.
From the 4th till the 7th of April 2011 INQAAHE's biennial Conference was held in Madrid, Spain. The Conference theme was "Quality Assurance Foundation for the Future". View Conference website and presentations that were held during the conference.
The Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the United Arab Emirates is the 5th agency that comprehensively adheres to the INQAAHE Guidelines of Good Practice (GGP).
The INQAAHE Forum of 2012 will be organised in the week of 16-20 April in Melbourne, Australia.
The Sistema Nacional de Acreditacion de la Educacion Superior (SINAES) from Costa Rica, is the fourth agency that comprehensively adheres to the INQAAHE Guidelines of Good Practice (GGP). Click here to consult the review report
An overview of the agencies aligned with the Guidelines can be found here.
In a recent vote, members have approved the proposed amendments to the Constitution which were discussed in Namibia. The main changes are to return to having two membership categories (Full and Associate) and to give Associates some voting rights in the General Assembly. There is also some strengthening of the wording in relation to membership of the Board. Please consult the new Constitution here.