During the 2022 General Assembly Meeting in June, the INQAAHE members voted for Forum 2024 to take place in Bucharest (Romania), hosted by the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS).

Transforming Society: Social Responsibility through Quality Assurance of Tertiary Education



Understanding the dimensions of social responsibility in tertiary education
Tertiary education institutions are more than centers of academic excellence or professional development. They possess immense power to drive positive change in society, and quality assurance could spearhead their social responsibility. Quality assurance can serve as a transformative catalyst, a concept we will explore through four subtopics:  

  1. Fostering Civic Engagement

  2. Bridging the Gap to Quality Education for All

  1. Designing Curricula for Societal Impact

  1. Fostering Opportunities for All Ages

The agenda of the Forum is already available, which divides the Forum into four days:

  • Pre-Forum Workshops (10 June)
  • Forum Day 1 (11 June)
  • Forum Day 2 (12 June)
  • Social Day (13 June)


A Forum to discuss, collaborate, spark ideas, and reap value for participants through insightful discussions and shared experiences. The Forum aims to equip participants with a holistic understanding of how tertiary education can shape a better future for individuals and society. 

What is in store for you? 

  • Dynamic Dialogue: Engage in thought-provoking discussions with fellow practitioners and experts in quality assurance. Share your experiences, successes, and challenges, and gain fresh insights that you can apply daily. 

  • Global Perspectives: Connect with a diverse network of stakeholders from around the world. Discover innovative QA practices and strategies that transcend borders and contexts. 

  • Daily Impact: The Forum is not a space for theorizing but a space for producing through a "hands-on" methodology. Be inspired by innovative methods and approaches that push the boundaries of quality assurance. 

The Forum will open-up a range of opportunities for you to delve deeper into these themes and issues through Pre-Forum workshops, Interactive-Forum Sessions, Regional networks meeting and Networking opportunities.


INQAAHE welcomed proposals for this event. In an ever-evolving global landscape, tertiary education stands as a cornerstone of societal development. It not only equips individuals with knowledge and skills but also bears a profound social responsibility. The INQAAHE Forum offered the tertiary education and quality assurance community an opportunity to delve into the transformative potential of quality assurance through the multifaceted dimensions of tertiary education's social responsibility. The deadline for submissions was January 31, 2024.



Registration fees

Registration is already available online through the official Forum 2024 website.

  INQAAHE members Non-members
Forum 550 USD 580 USD
Forum + 1 Pre-Forum Workshop 650 USD 710 USD
Forum + 2 Pre-Forum Workshops 700 USD 760 USD


The venue of the Conference is the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB).

ARACIS and University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB) will count with the support of the Romanian Ministry of Education. Also, other institutions/organisations which will support ARACIS and UPB in organising the event are: Euronews Romania; Radio France International Romania; the National Union of Students from Romania (UNSR); and the National Alliance of Student Organisations in Romania (ANOSR).


In case of question regarding the event and its logistics, please do not hesitate to contact the host, ARACIS, at inqaaheforum2024@aracis.ro and/or INQAAHE at secretariat@inqaahe.org.



Date event: 
Monday, June 10, 2024 to Wednesday, June 12, 2024