On December 19, 2022, the Oman Authority for Academic Accreditation and Quality Assurance of Education (OAAAQA) became the first QA provider to host an induction session for its staff on the newly introduced International Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education (ISGs).

OAAAQA is planning its own external review against the ISGs very soon and INQAAHE prepared a tailor-made training as per the Authority’s request and need. The training was organized in Muscat and was delivered in-person by Dr. Susanna Karakhanyan, Immediate Past President of INQAAHE. The key themes of training evolved around increased sustainability, efficiency, and relevance of the QA measures and how to gradually enhance transformative powers of QA services offered by OAAAQA.

Overall, this inaugural ISG training laid firm foundations for a meaningful application of the ISGs to ensure sustainability and relevance of the OAAAQA provisions.

An overview of the training is available here.