To advance the Latin American Higher Education Space in areas such as recognition of degrees and credits across borders by reinforcing and connecting quality assurance systems for higher education, in which universities and QA agencies are key partners and drivers.
SO1: To support internal university procedures for quality management, and link them to enhanced processes for the recognition of foreign degrees and credits, with the guidance of a jointly-developed ‘QA Tool-kit’ for Partner countries in Latin America
SO2: To enhance articulation of university QA Units with international relations offices (IRO) via a training programme, in order to guarantee quality mobility and exchange predicated on mutual recognition
SO3: To align national and regional QA agency support for the development of quality units within universities, their resourcing, and the promotion and use of common tools for quality enhancement and recognition
SO4: To further promote in Latin America an understanding of European tools and standards for quality enhancement and recognition in higher education, so that LA and European QA and recognition systems can be easily related.
To reach the objectives, the following activities are foreseen in the project:
ENQA will coordinate two activities:
ENQA will also support other activities of the project:
The project involves:
Universidad de Murcia (Spain), OBREAL GLOBAL (Spain), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), ANECA (Spain), ENQA (Belgium), Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” (Italy), University College Cork (Ireland), CONEAU (Argentina), Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Argentina), Universidad Abierta Interamericana (Argentina), CNEA (Nicaragua), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua (Nicaragua), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua (Nicaragua), Universidad Panamá (Panamá), Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá (Panamá), Consejo Centroamericano de Acreditación de la Educación Superior (Panamá), Ministerio de Educación de Panamá (Panamá), Asociación Colombiana de Universidades (Colombia), Fundación Universitaria del Área Andina (Colombia), Universidad de Caldas (Colombia), Universidad de Santander (Colombia).
The project is being held from September 2019 to August 2022 (36 months).
Project website: https://www.equamla.org/