5th Annual Quality Assurance & Accreditation in Higher Education Conference

Last 27 -29 September 2017, AMC International organised in Johannesburg, South Africa, the 5th Annual Quality Assurance & Accreditation in Higher Education Conference under the subject “Achieving Harmonization of the Region’s Quality Assurance and Accreditation Systems”. This year’s meeting aimed to achieve harmonisation of the region’s quality assurance and accreditation system. The conference brought together representatives of higher educational institutions, …

Monitoring Quality in Arab Higher Education

Al-Fanar Media developed a interactive map which provides detailed, country-specific information about how the quality of higher-education institutions is regulated and monitored in the Arab world.  This resource is an ongoing project that currently includes information for 17 countries. Information for additional countries will be added as it is collected, and existing information will be updated regularly. Al-Fanar Media correspondents used …

The HAQAA Initiative successfully wraps up the final phase of the Training Course on a Common Language for QA in Africa

This final phase of the HAQAA Training Course focused on the state of development of different QA systems in Africa and on how to advance the Pan African QA and Accreditation Framework –PAQAF– so as to respect the diversity in QA and accreditation approaches across the continent and enable capacity building. Background The first phase of the HAQAA Training Course …

ASG-QA Consultation

Dear Recipient, The HAQAA (Harmonisation of African Higher Education Quality Assurance and Accreditation) Initiative, funded by the European Union in partnership with the African Union, has been established to support the development of a harmonised quality assurance and accreditation system at institutional, national, regional and Pan-African continental level. The Initiative is being implemented between December 2015 until November 2018 by …

EU Communication on Africa

New EU-Africa strategy: a major role for Erasmus+ and higher education cooperation European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.

A HAQAA Initiative Preparatory Workshop for Institutional Evaluations ends Successfully in Accra, Ghana

A two-day preparatory workshop on the African Quality Rating Mechanism (AQRM) institutional evaluation that was organized by the Association of African Universities (AAU), as one of the 5 partners of the Harmonization of African Higher Education Quality Assurance and Accreditation (HAQAA) Initiative consortium ended on a high note in Accra, Ghana. The workshop that was held from the 28th -29th …

HAQAA Initiative holds a Successful 3rd Advisory Board Meeting in Accra, Ghana

The third HAQAA Advisory Board (AB) meeting was held from the 17th to the 18th of January 2017 in Accra, Ghana. AB members discussed the 2017 Calendar of events wand put special emphasis on the development of the African Standards Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Africa (ASG-QA) – one of the major outputs of the HAQAA Initiative, the African Quality …

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Call for proposals for the Second Symposium on Research and Good Practice competences

 Tuning Africa Second Symposium on Research and Good Practice in competences-based student-centred approach in higher education I—Introduction This is a call for proposals for the Second Symposium on Research and Good Practice competences-based student-centred approach in higher education which will form part of the Tuning Africa II 4th General Meeting planned to take place from 3 to 6 April 2017 …

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Open Call for Universities’ Participation for Quality Enhancement using AQRM

The HAQAA Initiative would like to announce Institutional Evaluations for Quality Enhancement utilizing the African Quality Rating Mechanism (AQRM) INTRODUCTION Quality assurance in higher education institutions is one core basis for revitalizing higher education in Africa. The Commission of the African Union therefore spearheaded the development of the African Quality Rating Mechanism (AQRM) to establish an African system that will …

The successful launch of the Harmonization of the African Higher Education Quality Assurance and Accreditation (HAQAA) Initiative

The Association of African Universities (AAU) was one of the organizers of the just ended 8th International Conference for Quality Assurance for Higher Education in African (ICQAHEA) held in Windhoek, Namibia, from the 19th to the 24th of September 2016. Some of the conference objectives included the promotion of awareness among the African Higher Education community on recent developments in …