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  • TrainIQA 2016-18: High Level Visit in Potsdam

    Juliane Hauschulz | 10 December 2016

    From 7th to 11th November 2016, the third ASEAN-QA TrainIQA phase started  with a High Level Visit in Potsdam, Germany. The training aims at professionalising quality managers at Southeast Asian universities and to support them in their endeavor to build up systematic QA structures. During the five days visit, 35 Presidents and Vice Presidents coming from universities from nine different Southeast Asian countries came together and discussed current challenges as well as the role of the university leadership in the field of quality assurance in higher education. In the course of the ASEAN-QA phase, all participating quality managers will implement an own individual project in the context of the training at their home institution.

  • ASEAN-QA Alumni at the 2016 IIEP Policy Forum

    Juliane Hauschulz | 20 June 2016

    From 9th to 11th June 2016, the IIEP Policy Forum 2016 took place in Xiamen, China. The conference was organized by the UNESCO Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO), the Xiamen University and the Chinese Higher Education Evaluation Centre (HEEC) to examine how internal quality assurance (IQA) can contribute to higher education quality and employability. Amongst the 180 participants from 25 different countries worldwide, 10 alumni of the ASEAN-QA project were able to join and enhance the presentations and discussions. The Policy Forum thematized current topics of the quality assurance debate like the significance employability should have within the internal quality assurance. 
    Next to the academic perspective of quality, the acquisition of practical skills becomes evermore important for students and should be observed during the IQA process. Questions like how to find an appropriate balance between both and which stakeholders should be involved during the design and review of study programmes were discussed.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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