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EUA Newsletter 6   16 March 2012

7th European Quality Assurance Forum, Tallinn, Estonia (22-24 November 2012): call for contributions 

EUA is pleased to announce that the 7th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) will take place at Tallinn University, Estonia, from 22 to 24 November 2012.


Photo: Enterprise Estonia fotobankThrough a mix of plenary and parallel sessions, the 2012 EQAF, entitled “How does Quality Assurance Make a Difference?”, will combine practice-oriented or research-based discussions that will take place in paper sessions and workshops with presentations of current developments in quality assurance (QA). This year, the event will specifically explore the impact of external and internal QA on higher education policies and institutional realities.


The Forum organisers, ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE, have now opened a call for contributions from QA practitioners in higher education institutions and quality assurance agencies, students, institutional leaders and researchers in the field. Two types of contributions are sought: papers and workshops.


Within the framework of this year’s EQAF theme, the organisers would like to encourage paper and workshop proposals that address issues such as external evaluation and institutional follow-up; the relationship between QA, pedagogical approaches and student learning; QA supporting institutional aims and goals; QA supporting informed decision-making and the role of QA in globalised higher education.


The deadline to submit contributions is 31 July 2012.


The call for contributions and proposal submission forms are available here.


Further information on EQAF, including the programme and registration information will become available in summer 2012.


Photo: Enterprise Estonia fotobank

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