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  • TrainIQA 2016-18:Call for Application


    Due to numerous requests, the deadline for application has been extended until 9th August!

    Since 2011 the ASEAN-QA partner organisations (AQAN, AUN, DAAD, ENQA, HRK, SEAMEO RIHED and University of Potsdam) have been cooperating within the frame of the DIES Programme in order to promote regional quality assurance (QA) in Southeast Asia.

    The ASEAN-QA Partners are pleased to announce a new round for the "Trainin on Internal Quality Assurance" (TrainIQA) for Southeast Asian higher education institutions. The application for the new TrainIQA cohort is open until 9th August 2016 (deadline has been extended).

  • ASEAN-QA SQUARED: Call for Application

    Frank Niedermeier | 21 April 2016

    ASEAN-QA SQUARED is a follow-up activity of the internal quality assurance trainings of ASEAN-QA Phase I (2011-2013) and II (2014-2016). It is meant to prepare quality managers at HEIs to effectively plan and implement workshops, trainings and further educational offers to build capacity for QA and teaching and learning, and/or to support and mobilise quality processes in higher education institutions.

    SQUARED is mainly targeted at alumni of ASEAN-QA Phase I and Phase II but also other professionals in the field are invited to apply. Up to 20 applicants will be selected for a training workshop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from July 27th to 29th. Participants will have the chance to receive collegial feedback on their implementation and up to 6 institutions will have the possibility to receive feedback and support by ASEAN and European experts.

    Application deadline is May 20th, 2016. For more information, please refer to the "Call for Application" and relative application forms below.

    ASEAN-QA is part of the DIES programme (Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies) and is coordinated by the Centre for Quality Development at University of Potsdam which hosts the ASEAN-QA Secretariat. Any questions related to the Call can be addressed to

     Call for Application
    Annex 1: Application Form

    Annex 2: Project Proposal

  • Second TrainIQA Workshop in Potsdam

    Juliane Hauschulz | 10 August 2015

    The second ASEAN-QA TrainIQA workshop took place from 27th of July to 4th of August 2015 in Potsdam, Germany. The main topics of the workshop were tools and procedures for quality assurance in higher education institutions, with a focus on the different process steps of an evaluation, survey design and data collection methods.

    As well as during the previous workshop in Kuala Lumpur, the 32 participants had ample time to work and discuss on their institutional project action plans. Through the implementation of these projects, systematic internal quality assurance structures are meant to be established at the participating higher education institutions. During the workshop, the participants also used the chance to network and to exchange own ideas and best practices to learn from each other´s' experiences. 

  • First TrainIQA Workshop in Kuala Lumpur

    Juliane Hauschulz | 8 May 2015

    The first ASEAN-QA TrainIQA workshop took place from 23rd to 27th February 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 32 participants of the training course do work within the quality assurance units at higher education institutions from nine different Southeast Asian countries. During the five days of the workshop, they met for the first time and discussed current challenges in the field of quality management in higher education. The workshop addressed basic concepts of quality in higher education, the topic of change management and models, structures, roles and implementation of quality management systems. Further an overview of quality management in Europe and the ASEAN countries were given. A main part of the training is the implementation of institutional projects of the participants which have been reviewed and discussed. The projects aim to build up systematic internal quality assurance structures, instruments or processes.

  • Start of the new ASEAN-QA Training

    Juliane Hauschulz | 24 November 2014

    From 17th to 21st November 2014, the ASEAN-QA High Level Information Visit was held in Potsdam, Germany. During the five days visit, 32 Presidents and Vice Presidents coming from universities from nine different Southeast Asian countries came together to  discuss current challenges in the field of quality management and assurance in higher education. The Visit marks the start of the second ASEAN-QA phase, which aims at building up systematic internal quality assurance structures and promoting quality culture within the universities in the ASEAN-region. All 32 participating universities will implement an own individual project in the context of the training which will be attended by the respective quality managers of the institutions.

  • TrainIQA Call for Application

    Frank Niedermeier | 27 May 2014

    Quality Assurance Officers from Universities in Southeast Asia are invited to apply for TrainIQA

    Since 2011 the seven ASEAN-QA partner organisations (AQAN, AUN, DAAD, ENQA, HRK, SEAMEO RIHED and University of Potsdam) have been cooperating within the frame of the DIES Programme in order to promote regional quality assurance (QA) in Southeast Asia. The second phase of the ASEAN-QA Project (2014-2016) supports a selected group of Southeast Asian universities in order to build up systematic internal quality assurance (IQA) structures and to promote quality culture within their own organisations.


  • Wrap-Up: ASEAN-QA Stakeholder Conference in Bangkok

    Viktoria Lohse | 2 July 2013

    ASEAN-QA Stakeholder Conference

    After three years of fruitful co-operation the first ASEAN-QA Training Course comes to an end in the place where it initially started. The last conference will be held from October, 9th to 11th in Bangkok. The event will be hosted by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development (SEAMEO RIHED) one of the program’s partners.

  • Official Start of the ASEAN-QA Site Visits

    Frank Niedermeier | 3 April 2013

    The very first ASEAN-QA study programme site visit out of 23 from April to October began last week at Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City. It was directly followed by three further study programme site visits in Vietnam.

  • Final Spurt in the ASEAN-QA Training

    Frank Niedermeier | 12 October 2012

    Organized by Center for Quality Development of University of Potsdam, two workshops for quality management will be held in Southeast Asia this month. One of them will take place in Manila, Philippines between 16th and 19th of October. 30 experts in the fields of engineering and economy from the ASEAN region will participate in the training course for further qualifying themselves as assessors for programmes at university level.

  • Thai Deans for Change – Study visit to University of Potsdam

    Nina Reiners | 20 June 2012

    Thai Deans for Change at University of Potsdam

    “Thai Deans for Change” was the theme of a study visit by 30 deans from Thailand to Berlin and Potsdam from 10th to 16th June, 2012.

    The Thai Deans for Change Programme is a cooperation of DAAD and HRK and the Knowledge Network Institute of Thailand (KNIT) and the German Centre for Higher Education (CHE). The programme provides an excellent platform to share examples of good practice in the field of higher education and professional management of universities.

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DIES stands for "Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies". DIES supports higher education institutions in developing countries to develop strategies, which improve the university management as well as the quality and relevance of study programmes. DIES is jointly coordinated by the German Academic Exchange Servive (DAAD) and the German Rectors' Conference (HRK). More info...