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Transnational Higher Education Events - December 2018

Asia-Europe Forum on Quality and Recognition in Transnational Higher Education

Tuesday 18 December 2018, Dublin Castle


QQI is holding an Asia-Europe Forum on Quality and Recognition in Transnational Higher Education, on 18 December in Dublin CastleThis event will bring together senior officials from higher education institutions, agencies and bodies in Ireland, Europe and Asia that are active or have an interest in transnational education (TNE) between Asia and Europe.  Delegates will hear insights and updates from leading, expert speakers in the TNE field and learn from peers via case studies and parallel sessions.    

The keynote speaker is Professor Marijk van der Wende, Distinguished Professor of Higher Education at Utrecht University's Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance. Professor van der Wende's research focuses on the impact of globalisation and internationalisation on higher education systems, institutions, curricula and teaching and learning arrangements.  She is currently leading on an international research project - The New Silk Road: Implications for higher education and research cooperation between China and Europe.  

We are delighted that representatives from the quality agencies in China (CDGDC), Hong Kong (HKCAAVQ) and the UK (QAA) will be present and contribute to discussions. Extensive networking opportunities will form part of the programme to allow institutions, agencies and relevant bodies to network and exchange information on current and potential TNE opportunities between Asia and Europe. 

Key topics explored at the Asia-Europe Forum will include:

  • TNE activities between Asia and Europe - updates, issues and trends arising and the current regulatory environment regarding TNE between Asia and Europe.
  • Policy developments - updates relating to the quality and recognition of transnational higher education, including the recognition of transnational qualifications and the ASEM Recognition Bridging Declaration.
  • Case studies - from practitioners at institutions that have established TNE arrangements between Asia and Europe, focusing on particular topics relating to TNE and outlining challenges faced and how they were overcome.
  • Parallel sessions - which will focus on a number of themes including the quality assurance of programmes implemented on a transnational basis; English for Academic Purposes in TNE context and the alumni perspective on the QA of TNE programmes.

A welcome reception will take place Monday 17 December 2018 for delegates to meet and network.  All delegates attending the Asia-Europe Forum are welcome to attend the reception.


 Registration for the event is now open.  

 Please note there is a fee of €100 per delegate to attend the Asia-Europe Forum. 

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