AQU Catalunya has published the results of the survey ”How new study programmes are assessed and recognised in the European Higher Education Area”. The report was published on 21 May 2007. AQU Catalunya carried out an analysis of assessment mechanisms being implemented in Europe to assure the quality of university programmes. The questionnaire was send to Full and Candidates members of ENQA. AQU Catalunya received 27 answers, that represent 20 countries.
The first European Forum for Quality Assurance, funded by the Socrates Programme and co-organised by ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE in November 2006, provided an opportunity for the QA and HE communities and stakeholders to discuss internal quality processes in the context of current higher education trends and policy developments.
A working group on the Quality Assurance of Student Assessment was established, on an informal basis, in 2007 and thus the working group's report has been published.
The final publication, consisting of a selection of papers presented at the 3rd European Quality Assurance Forum, has been published.
This project is the outcome of the initial contact that started in 2004 between the ENIC-NARIC (European Network Information Centre – National Academic Recognition Information Centre) network and ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education). The interests the two organisations have with regard to the recognition of evaluation or accreditation decisions for ENQA and the recognition of qualifications for the ENIC-NARIC were the starting point for reflection on possible complementary activities with regards to the mobility of students and holders of a diploma.
The present publication gives the outcomes of and reflections on the review process carried out in March 2008 for the accreditation of six university degree programmes given at the Centro Universitario de la Costa Sur (CUCSUR), in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. The application of the evaluation methodology used by AQU (a recognised European QA agency), together with the use of the European standards for quality assurance stemming from the Bologna Process, represents a unique experience and a new development and also offers new ways to open up cooperation between the university systems in Latin America and Europe.