DIES-Konferenz

"Enhancing Quality Across Borders - Regional Cooperation in Quality Assurance in Higher Education"

18. - 20. Juni 2007, Bonn

Die Intensivierung der länderübergreifenden, regionalen Zusammenarbeit bei der Qualitätssicherung von Studienprogrammen gewinnt stetig an Bedeutung. Vor dem Hintergrund der Internationalisierung im Hochschulbereich und der Globalisierung von Arbeitsmärkten ist dies nicht nur in Europa, sondern auch in Schwellen- und Entwicklungsländern festzustellen.

Eine in Bonn veranstaltete internationale Konferenz ging auf die Rahmenbedingungen und die praktische Umsetzung regionaler Qualitätssicherungsnetzwerke im Hochschulbereich ein. Neben Experten von Hochschulen und internationalen Hochschulorganisationen diskutierten auch Vertreter der Weltbank, des finanzierenden Bundesministeriums für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung sowie Studierende, Unternehmen und Gewerkschaften miteinander.

Zum Abschluss der Tagung wurde eine gemeinsame Erklärung der Teilnehmer verabschiedet, die sich an die Akteure der Qualitätssicherung im Hochschulbereich, an die Hochschulen selbst und an die Ministerien und regionalen Koordinierungsgremien sowie auch an internationale Geldgeber richtet.

 

Presentations

Welcome
Dr Christiane Gaehtgens, Secretary-General, German Rectors’ Conference (HRK)
Dr Christian Bode, Secretary-General, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Overview on Global Developments in Quality Assurance with a Focus on Regional Cooperation Initiatives
Mr Peter P T Cheung,
fileadmin/redaktion/hrk/02-Dokumente/02-07-Internationales/02-07-11-Dies/02-07-11-02-Enhancing_Quality_Across_Borders/Keynote-Peter_Cheung.pdf Board Member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) and President, Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN)
Comment
Dr Richard Hopper, Tertiary Education Specialist, World Bank, Washington

Regional Cooperation Initiatives:

The Central American Quality Assurance System (CSUCA, CCA, ACAAI, ACAP)
Mr Francisco Alarcón,
Deputy Secretary-General, Central American Superior Council for Higher Education (CSUCA), PresentationAbstract; Diagramme

The Standing Committee on Quality Assurance of the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)
Professor Mayunga Nkunya, Coordinator, Regional Standing Committee on Quality Assurance, The Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)

The Working Group on Quality Assurance of the ASEAN University Network (AUN)
Professor Dr Nantana Gajaseni,
Deputy Executive Director, The ASEAN University Network (AUN), Presentation; Paper

Regional Projects in the Arab Region
Dr Isam Naqib,
Regional Project Manager, UNDP Higher Education Project for the Arab Region, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNDP Paper; Presentation
Professor Dr Nadia Badrawi, Member of the Pan-Arab Commission for the Establishment of Regional QAA, Association of Arab Universities (AARU) and Member of the Board, INQAAHE, Presentation;  Paper

The European Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)
Mr Séamus Purséil, Vice-President, The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)

Benchmarking and Development of QA Standards
Professor Dr Damrong Thawesaengskulthai, Member of AUN-QA, ASEAN University Network and Chief Quality Officer, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Ms Birgit Hanny & Mr Christoph Heumann, Project Coordinators, EUR-ACE Project and Euro-Inf Project
Rapporteur:  Mr Mark Frederiks, Policy Advisor, European Consortium for Accreditation

Sustainable Funding Mechanisms for Regional QA – Obstacles and Options
Dr Orlando Morales, Member of the Central American Accreditation Council (CCA) and Representative, Educational and Cultural Coordination of Central America (CECC), Presentation, Presentation2
Ms Kea Wollrad, Operations Specialist, Regional Technical Cooperation Division, Inter-American Development Bank, Presentation, Paper
Professor Dr Amelia P Guevara, Member of AUN-QA, ASEAN University Network and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, University of the Philippines Diliman
Rapporteur: Mr Francisco Alarcón, Deputy Secretary-General, Central American Superior Council for Higher Education (CSUCA)

Regional QA – Increasing Autonomy for the Universities?
Dr Karin Riegler, Senior Programme Manager, European University Association (EUA)
Mr Colin Tück, Bologna Process Committee, European Students’ Union (ESU)
Professor James Tuiotek, Member of the Standing Committee on Quality Assurance, IUCEA and Vice-Chancellor, Egerton University, Kenya
Rapporteur: Rev Dr Charles Kitima, Member of the Standing Committee on Quality Assurance, IUCEA and Vice-Chancellor, St. Augustine University of Tanzania

Developing Equivalent QA Mechanisms – The Role of QA Manuals and Human Resource Development
Ms Michaela Martin, Programme Specialist, International Institute for Education Planning (IIEP)
Dr Gilberto Alfaro Varela, Former Coordinator of the CSUCA Regional Expert Team on QA and School of Chemistry, National University of Costa Rica
Dr Tan Kay Tan, Member of AUN-QA, ASEAN University Network and Acting Director, Office of Quality Management, National University of Singapore
Rapporteur: Dr Halima Wakabi Akbar, Member of the Standing Committee on Quality Assurance, IUCEA and Dean, Faculty of Education, Islamic University in Uganda

Joint QA Procedures and Mutual Recognition
Dr Guy Aelterman, Member of the Board, The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and Member of the Board, Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands & Flanders (NVAO), Presentation, Abstract
Dr Isam Naqib</media>, Regional Project Manager, UNDP Higher Education Project for the Arab Region, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Mr Ernesto Villanueva, Past-President, Ibero-American Network of Quality in Higher Education (RIACES), Presentation, Paper
Rapporteur: Professor Dr Nguyen Hoi Nghia, Member of AUN-QA, ASEAN University Network and Director, Centre for Educational Testing and Academic Quality Evaluation, Vietnam National University

Enhancing Regional Employability through Quality Assurance
Dr Frank Stefan Becker,
Corporate Responsibility Corporate Citizenship, Siemens AG and Spokesman of the Working Group on Engineering Education of the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI)
Dr Andreas Keller, Member of the Standing Committee on Higher Education and Research, Pan-European Network, Education International
Dr Benjamin Jacobs, President, Central American Federation of Professional Colleges and Associations,Presentation, Paper
Rapporteur: Mr Séamus Purséilfileadmin/redaktion/hrk/02-Dokumente/02-07-Internationales/02-07-11-Dies/02-07-11-02-Enhancing_Quality_Across_Borders/WG_6_Report_Puirseil.pdf, Vice-President, The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)

Regional Working Groups on Future Perspectives:
Working Group Latin America
Chair/Rapporteur:  Ms María José Lemaitre
President, Ibero-American Network of Quality in Higher Education (RIACES)
Working Group East Africa
Chair/Rapporteur:  Professor Chacha Nyaigotti-Chacha
Executive Secretary, Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)
Working Group Southeast Asia
Chair/Rapporteur:  Professor Dr Piniti Ratananukul
Executive Director, ASEAN University Network
Working Group Arab Region
Chair/Rapporteur:  Professor Dr Salwa Bayoumi El-Magoli
Chairperson, National Quality Assurance and Accreditation Committee, Egypt
Working Group Europe
Chair/Rapporteur:  Dr Eric Lindesjöö
Member of the Nordic Quality Assurance Network in Higher Education (NOQA) and Project Manager, Swedish National Agency for Higher Education