Quality and Qualification Ireland (QQI), the Irish state agency
responsible for quality assurance in higher and further and education training
in Ireland has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the China Academic
Degrees and Graduate Education Development Centre (CDGDC), its counterpart in
the People’s Republic of China.
The agreement will see the two organisations work together over the next
3 years to improve the quality of higher education in Ireland and China,
particularly in the area of cross-border education. This will include the
development of graduate education, qualification recognition and credit
transfer in countries in Europe, Asia and Africa prioritised by the Chinese
Government’s ‘Belt & Road’ development strategy. It will also allow the two
agencies to draw on specialists from each other’s systems to strengthen the
international dimension of their respective review processes.
The signing was witnessed by Minister of State for Higher Education,
Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD at the QQI event, Asia-Europe Forum on Quality and
Recognition in Transnational Higher Education (TNE), in Dublin.
Please click here to view the Memorandum of Understanding in English.
Click here to view the Chinese version. 合作备忘录