Regional Conference on Quality Assurance

Regional Conference on Quality Assurance of Higher Education in Asia – Pacific

 

Photo - Participants of the conference

 

The Chief Executive Officer of the Vanuatu Qualifications Authority represented Vanuatu in a Regional Conference on Quality Assurance of Higher Education in Asia – Pacific. The conference was held in Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China from 15 – 16 June 2017.

The conference focused on dynamics of quality assurance in higher education in Asia – Pacific for which the presentations are based on the following sub - themes:

  • New impetus for strengthening quality assurance in higher education;
  • External quality assurance mechanism
  • Internal quality assurance mechanisms and a culture of quality within HEIs;
  • Bridging the links between internal and external quality assurance processes;
  • National qualifications frameworks and exploring connections with quality assurance, credential recognition and students’ mobility;
  • Quality assurance of private higher education institutions;
  • Quality assurance of qualifications obtained through non – traditional modes; and
  • International cooperation and regional harmonization efforts in Asia - Pacific.

The aim of the Asia – Pacific Regional Conference on Quality Assurance is to inform and shape the 2018 international conference on quality assurance in higher education organized by UNESCO.  

The conference was attended by government officials, QA practitioners and researchers from member states in Asia – Pacific region, representatives from international and national professional bodies, international organizations and NGOs and other higher education stakeholders.