July 2014


  • Presentation of the findings of the fifth survey of graduate labour market outcomes26.06.2014
    The presentation of the findings of the fifth survey of the labour market outcomes of graduates from Catalan universitats at an event taking place on 9 July 2014. The event, which will bring together officials and staff from the different Catalan universities, members of the Government of Catalonia, as well as members from different sectors of civil society, is being held in the Aula Magna (Edifici Histňric) at the University of Barcelona from 10.30 a.m. onwards.
  • Interview with the Director of AQU Catalunya in La Vanguardia25.06.2014
    Martí Casadesús, the director of AQU Catalunya, was interviewed by the La Vanguardia newspaper to talk about the criteria that students need to take into account when deciding on which degree to take at university and the influence of these criteria on their employment prospects.
  • INQAAHE 2014 Forum13.06.2014
    AQU Catalunya participated in the Biennial Forum of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) held in Tallinn, Estonia, on 26-28 May.
  • The positioning of AQU Catalunya regarding subject-specific quality labels12.06.2014
    Bearing in mind the QA practice in Europe of quality labels for study programmes, AQU Catalunya has formally set out its position regarding the application of quality labels.
  • AQU Catalunya at the meeting to launch the PACAgro project04.06.2014
    Members from AQU Catalunya participated in the kick-off meeting of the PACAgro project held in Nitra (Slovakia) on 6-7 May.
  • Catalan experts take part in quality assurance at the Moscow State Pedagogical University03.06.2014
    Miquel Serra, Professor of the Department of Basic Psychology at the University of Barcelona (UB), and Andreu Olesti, Professor of the UB's Department of International Law and Economics, participated in external quality assurance at the Moscow State Pedagogical University (MSPU), which took place from 28-30 April.
  • Start of the site visits for the accreditation of recognised degree programmes21.05.2014
    During the site visit the external review team conducted hearings with the faculty's management team, teachers, students, former students and employers.
  • Josep Anton Ferré, new rector of the Rovira i Virgili University (URV)14.05.2014
    Josep Anton Ferré has been selected as the new rector of the Rovira i Virgili University (URV), with 53.97% of the weighted voting in the elections held on Tuesday, 13 May. Ferré, who is Professor of Fluid Mechanics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, will replace Francesc Xavier Grau, who has been the URV rector since 2006. The term of office is four years, with the possibility of consecutive reelection for one further term of office.
  • ENQA seminar on QA agency compliance with the ESG06.05.2014
    AQU Catalunya forms part of the ENQA Working Group VI on Knowledge on Part III of the ESG (KP3), a permanent working group that analyses how quality assurance agencies are aligned with part 3 of the ESG and how current practices can be improved and challenges tackled.

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