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  • 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.

  • Beginning of Phase 2 in Potsdam

    Frank Niedermeier | 26 March 2012

    Group Photo of ASEAN-QA Potsdam Workshop 2012

    Following the ASEAN-QA Workshop in Bangkok, the 40 participants coming from universities and national accreditation bodies of 10 SEA countries, met again for the second training phase at the University of Potsdam from 19th–23rd March 2012. 

  • Phase 1 - First Workshop in Bangkok

    Nina Reiners | 7 November 2011

    The first phase of the ASEAN-QA Training Course took place from 17th to 21st October in Bangkok/Thailand. Despite the flood in Bangkok and surroundings, all participants and trainers arrived safely at the Siam City Hotel where the Workshop could take place without risks or inconveniences.

  • Successful Kick-Off Meeting in Potsdam/Berlin

    Frank Niedermeier | 26 September 2011

    The first session of the ASEAN-QA Training Course took place at the University of Potsdam from 19th to 23rd September. The Dialogue Meeting brought together 25 vice rectors and vice presidents from ten countries in Southeast-Asia with different stakeholders and experts of Universities, politics and Quality Assurance. The Meeting successfully supported the exchange in all fields related to QA in Higher Education and also defined the common objectives for the following workshops in Bangkok, Potsdam and SEA region. 

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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...