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Damiani, Maria Sticchi – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2019
This paper suggests that, although the Bologna process officially began in the late 1990s, the conditions that made it possible had already been created in the previous decade through the growing practice of international academic cooperation, mainly triggered by EU inter-institutional programmes. As the need for structural reforms in some higher…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, International Organizations, Educational Change
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Nabaho, Lazarus; Turyasingura, Wilberforce – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2019
Quality assurance of African higher education is at the top of the region's development agenda. Prompted by the imperative to enhance the quality of higher education, the Africa Union Commission is implementing the African Quality Rating Mechanism (AQRM). The AQRM is a continental tool that affords higher education institutions an opportunity to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Higher Education, Educational Quality
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Bergan, Sjur – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2019
The goal of the Bologna Process was to develop a European Higher Education Area within a decade. The goal and the process proved to be attractive, new countries steadily applied for accession, and the Bologna Process has brought about substantial reforms. At the same time, the drive and optimism of the early years has given way to more measured…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Alignment (Education), Educational Policy, Educational Cooperation
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Zhuang, Tengteng; Xu, Xiaoshu – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2018
Since becoming a formal signatory of the Washington Accord in 2016, China has outlined an initiative 'New Engineering Education' (NEE) to reform its engineering education at university level. This paper elaborates upon the NEE initiative by presenting analysis of its domestic and international context, the goals of the initiative, how the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Lemaitre, Maria Jose – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2017
Quality assurance processes have developed in Latin America since the beginning of the 1990s, trying to deal with the changes in higher education. This article is organized from two main perspectives: the first is mostly descriptive, and it focuses first on a brief outline of structural changes, that impact on the features of higher education in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Higher Education, National Programs
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Lennon, Mary Catharine – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
As one of Canada's 13 distinct jurisdictions, Ontario is a national leader in developing a competency-based postsecondary education system. Hindered by challenges of a disaggregated system of policy actors in system design, quality assurance and credit transfer, sweeping change has not occurred. Instead, various bodies with operational powers over…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competency Based Education, Postsecondary Education, Educational Quality
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Ssentamu, Proscovia Namubiru; Ezati, Betty Akullu; Bisaso, Ronald; Pekkola, Elias; Hölttä, Seppo – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
With the urge to Africanise the curriculum following colonisation, many African countries are still wary of the educational initiatives from the developed countries. However, with the clear curriculum design and development guidelines provided by various national Quality Assurance bodies, African countries need not fear migrating curricula from…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Partnerships in Education, Institutional Cooperation, Alignment (Education)
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Varella, Evangelia A. – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
The European Chemistry Thematic Network is a non-profit making association focused on enhancing the quality and harmonising the features of chemical education and training all over the European Higher Education Area. In the context of quality assurance, it developed European Quality Labels in Chemical Sciences, which were initiated in the frame of…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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Aardema, Bastiaan L.; Churruca Muguruza, Cristina – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
The article presents the European Universities on Professionalisation on Humanitarian Action (EUPRHA) Project as an initiative that seeks to contribute to the professionalisation and quality assurance of the humanitarian sector. Its purpose is to explain the approach and the process leading to the development of the Humanitarian Action…
Descriptors: Social Values, Quality Assurance, Qualifications, Foreign Countries
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Rose, Luigi F. Donà dalle; Haug, Guy – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2013
This article provides an overview of the profiling of higher education programmes in Europe as part of the overall process of higher education reform in Europe over the past decade (2000-2012) and of the role of Tuning in this process. The article starts with a recall of the architecture and objectives of the change process, based on the interplay…
Descriptors: Profiles, Educational Change, Higher Education, Alignment (Education)
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Wagenaar, Robert – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2013
During the last 25 years international mobility has become paramount in higher education. International and national authorities and higher education institutions have set-up effective structures to facilitate and implement this process. It has become part of a higher education modernization process which obtained a serious push with the start and…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Higher Education, Academic Degrees, Profiles
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Knight, Jane – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2013
A notable evolution in the internationalization of higher education in the last decade has been the increasing emphasis on regional level collaboration and reform initiatives. The purpose of this paper is to examine the process of regionalization through the lens of a conceptual model and to demonstrate how different Tuning initiatives serve as…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Alignment (Education), Models, Geographic Regions