November 2014


  • Internationalization of education
    There is no recipe or one set of indicators for an internationalized university. Internationalization is a process of change which is tailored to meet the individual needs and interests of each higher education entity. Consequently, there is no 'one size fits all' model of internationalization. Adopting a set of objectives and strategies which are 'in vogue' and for 'branding' purposes only negates the principle that each program, institution, or country needs to determine its individual approach to internationalization based on its own clearly articulated rationales, goals and expected outcomes. This recognizes that the internationalization process is driven by an assessment of individual needs and priorities and that a 'formulaic' or latest fad approach is not appropriate, beneficial or sustainable.
    Jane Knight - Adjunct Professor, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education in OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education), University of Toronto
  • The quality of evidence in accreditation
    The commitment of AQU Catalunya to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of quality assurance takes the form of regular meta-evaluation actions, which act as feedback and deliberative mechanisms for QA development and improvement. In the context of the accreditation of recognised First and Second Cycle (undergraduate and Master’s level) university degree programmes, on 17 September AQU Catalunya organised a meta-evaluation session, based on the experience gained from the nine external site visits carried out so far in relation to programme accreditation between April-July 2014.
    Albert Basart Capmany - Project manager, AQU Catalunya

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