October 2016


AQU Catalunya's article in the journal Educación Médica

Josep Grifoll, Head of AQU Catalunya's Quality Assessment department, is the author of "External quality assurance agencies and excellence in higher education" published in the scientific journal Educación Médica, edited by ELSEVIER.

The article presents briefly the complexity of the concept of "excellence" in higher education. Taking into account this reality, the fundamental question is how agencies can consider this complexity in building up criteria on excellence and the use of the concept "excellence" in their improvement strategies and accountability processes in the sector of higher education. Public-private nature of higher education and its growing internationalisation have significant impact on how excellence in education is described and promoted as a tool.

PDF PDF External quality assurance agencies and excellence in higher education, Josep Grifoll


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