ASEAN-QA TrainIQA Workshop Kuala Lumpur


In February 2015, the first ASEAN-QA TrainIQA workshop took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 32 participants from nine different Southeast Asian countries focused on the concepts of quality, quality assurance and change management. They listened to the presentations of experts, engaged in group discussions and worked on their individual project action plans. The implementation of those plans aims to build up quality assurance structures at the participants' home institutions. The following page provides a documentation and some impressions of the first ASEAN-QA TrainIQA workshop in 2015.


First Conference Day -  23rd February 2015

  • ASEAN-QA Project Presentations
  • TrainIQA Course and Workshop Introduction by Prof. Dr. Philipp Pohlenz                           
  • Introduction of Project Groups by Conception V. Pijano


  • Quality                         
  • What is Quality? Introduction and Group Work by Barbara Michalk      
  • Role Play: Quality Perspectives by Josep Grifoll and Prof. Dr. Duu Sheng Ong 


  • Second Conference Day - 24th February 2015 
  • Project Action Plans                                                        
  • Project Action Plans - Introduction by Ina Grieb
    Example from University Kebangsaan Malaysia by Prof. Dr. Shahrir Abdullah


  • The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)                      
  • The DAAD and the and the Joint Higher Education Management Programme DIES by Dr. Irene Jansen
  • Institutions
  • Analysing Institutions - Why Is It Important? by Dr. Oliver Vettori
  • Group Work: Visualize your Institutions' Organisational Structure by Prof. Dr. Duu Sheng Ong


  •  Third Conference Day - 25th February 2015     
  • Quality Assurance Landscape in Europe                                        
  • External Quality Assurance in Europe by Josep Grifoll
  • Internal Quality Assurance in Europe by Barbara Michalk


  • Quality Assurance Landscape in ASEAN                                        
  • External Quality Assurance in ASEAN by Prof. Zita Mohd. Fahmi
  • Internal Quality Assurance in ASEAN by Assoc. Prof. Tan Kay Chuan
  • Group Work: Relevance of External Environment and EQA for the Institutions and PAPs by Prof. Dr. Philipp Pohlenz


    •  Fourth Conference Day - 26th February 2015     
    • Change Management                                        
    • Change Management in Higher Education Institutions by Johnson Ong Chee Bin


      • QM Systems and Setting up QM Structures                                        
      • Design and Structure, Roles and Responsibilities, Implementation Process by Frank Niedermeier
      • The QM System of Multimedia University by Prof. Dr. Duu Sheng Ong
      • The QM System of Universiti Kebangsaan by Prof. Dr. Shahrir Abdullah


Fifth Conference Day - 27th February 2015                                                                                    

            • Evaluation of the Workshop                                        
            • QA Quiz: Reflexion of the Week by Prof. Dr. Philipp Pohlenz and Johnson Ong Chee Bin



Photo Impressions of the ASEAN-QA TrainIQA workshop in Kuala Lumpur