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7.2.2017

AQU Catalunya receives the site visit from the ENQA-appointed external review panel

Comitè d'avaluació externa

AQU Catalunya is to receive the site visit by the external review panel appointed by ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education) on 6, 7 and 8 February, the aim of which is to analyse the Agency's compliance with the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) adopted by the Ministers responsible for higher education.

Successful completion of this review process will allow AQU to renew its membership with ENQA for a period of five years and to maintain its inclusion on EQAR (European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education).

The external panel appointed by ENQA consists of:

  • Pedro Teixeira, Universidade do Porto, Portugal - chairman
  • Pieter-Jan Van de Velde, independent QA consultant, Belgium - secretary
  • Karena Maguire, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), Ireland
  • Adrian Tudor Stan, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Victor Babes", Timisoara, Romania – student
  • Agne Grajauskiene, Reviews Manager at ENQA

The groups interviewed by the external panel are as follows:

  • AQU Catalunya Management
  • Governing Board of AQU Catalunya
  • Vice-rectors of Catalan universities responsible for quality assurance
  • Section heads and staff, AQU Catalunya
  • Representatives of the Institutional and Programme Review Commission and the Research Assessment Commission
  • Representatives of the Appeals Committee
  • Representatives of the QA unit, Universidad San Martín de Porres, Peru
  • The authors of the self-assessment report (SAR)
  • Directorate General for Universities
  • QA technical units from the universities in Catalonia
  • Representatives of the Agency's external review panels
  • The Student Advisory Committee