II Global Study – Surveys launched

Launched by UNESCO as a series of cyclical scoping studies on external quality assurance, INQAAHE inherited this decade long tradition in 2018 by turning it into its flagship project – Global Trends in Tertiary Education Quality Assurance: Internal and External QA. INQAAHE has committed to deliver the Global Trends on a cyclical basis and by closely collaborating with regional QA networks, university associations and lead tertiary education experts.

The I Global Study, published in 2020 by Brill|Sense, proved to set firm grounds for understanding trends, challenges, identifying opportunities, hence building an empirical historical base for quality assurance in tertiary education globally and benefiting education communities. The II Global Study, launched last year, is planned to be published as a book in 2025 – an open source to ensure wider and deeper benefits.

The success of the Global Study has proven to benefit the global community of tertiary education policymakers, international organizations (e.g., UNESCO), tertiary education leaders, quality assurance professionals, students and faculty and tertiary education community at large. One of the key benefits is the resultant recommendations of the study, that feed into prospective investments for each and every region.

With this survey, we launch data collection for the II Global Study. The survey is addressed both to external quality assurance providers (EQAPs) and internal quality assurance (IQA) of tertiary education institutions (TEIs). The survey is multilingual, allowing each respondent to pick their preferred language from English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese (traditional and simplified) and Portuguese.

External Quality Assurance Providers (EQAPs):


Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) of Tertiary Education Institutions (TEIs):


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