Impact of quality assurance on cross-border higher education

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Quality assurance has become a standard instrument of higher education policy since the late 1980s. Quality assurance mechanisms are expected to yield better institutional performance for one of three possible reasons: (a) compliance with the external pressure from a quality assurance or funding agency; (b) self-interest represented for example by the desire to attract students and research contracts; or (c) the professional ethos, which entails striving for quality as 'excellence' (Harvey and Green, 1993). External quality assurance might produce different institutional reactions...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; International education; Research; Governance; Management; Quality; Policy; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Case study; Education and training system; Educational administration; Partnership in education and training; University; Institutional cooperation; Institutional role; Quality assurance

Geographic subjects: Europe; Great Britain; Netherlands; North America; United States; Asia; Hong Kong (China)

Published: Enschede, Netherlands: CHEPS, 2012

Physical description: 32 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 110.164

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