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EUA Newsletter 13   8 July 2011

Registrations now open for 6th European Quality Assurance Forum, Antwerp, Belgium (17-19 November 2011)

Registrations are now open for the Sixth European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF), ‘Quality and trust: at the heart of what we do’, which will take place from 17-19 November 2011 and will be hosted by the University of Antwerp and Artesis University College, Belgium.


Photo © Foto Universiteit AntwerpenThe EQAF provides a unique platform for the higher education and QA communities, allowing them to follow, shape and anticipate developments in the area. The main purpose of the event is to foster a dialogue on quality assurance that bridges national boundaries and leads to a truly European discussion on QA in higher education. Through plenary and parallel sessions, the discussion will focus on the grassroots level of quality assurance in the context of the ongoing development of the European Higher Education Area. The 2011 Forum will aim to explore the purposes and essence of both internal and external QA, and how QA can be further developed to serve these purposes better.


Specifically, the forum will be of interest to rectors and vice-rectors responsible for QA, QA officers in higher education institutions, students, QA agency staff, and researchers working in higher education.


Visit the Forum website to find out more and to register. A call for papers is also open until 1 August 2011.

Photo © Foto Universiteit Antwerpen

Policy and Projects News

The harmonisation agenda in Central America: ALFA PUENTES sub-regional project launch

EUA, OBREALHRK and university association partners from Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, and Mexico gathered in Guatemala City on 27-28 June both to discuss and formally launch the sub-regional project ‘Towards a qualifications framework for MesoAmerica’, one of the three pillars of the European Commission supported structural project ‘ALFA PUENTES’ which EUA is coordinating.
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Second EUA study visit showcases the implementation of full costing at TU Dresden

The second in the series of four study visits of the EUIMA-Full Costing project was held from 20-22 June at the Technische Universität Dresden in Germany. The visit allowed the selected participants from 13 European countries to learn from the experience of TU Dresden as an institution already advanced in the development of full costing and use this knowledge to implement a costing model at their home universities.
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Events News

Register now for Conference: The Engaged University, Southampton, UK (31 August – 1 September 2011)

This conference, organised by EUA, the European Access Network (EAN), the European University Continuing Education Network (EUCEN) and the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU), will focus on strategic institutional approaches to lifelong learning.
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News from Brussels

Commission proposals for next long-term budget (2014-2020) foresee increase for research and education

President Jose-Manuel Barroso last week announced the long awaited proposals from the European Commission for the next long-term budget covering the period from 2014-2020.
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Brussels in brief - updates on new EU activities

Last week, Poland took over the rotating presidency of the European Union Council from Hungary and announced its main priorities for the next six months. Meanwhile, the EU announced that it had closed accession negotiations with Croatia, paving the way for Croatia to join the EU in 2013.
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