Quality Assurance


To fill the vacuum created by the expanded demand and the states lack of expanded resources, different kinds of providers emerged in both public and private sectors. This raises concerns about maintaining the quality of higher education, essential for the sustainable development of countries and for protecting the interests of different stakeholders, including most importantly, the students, who are the future leaders of the countries.

Accreditation has become an important instrument for quality assurance in higher education around the world.

  • Elaine El-Khawas

    Elaine El-Khawas talked to GUNI about the differences between the accreditation and quality assurance systems in the US, Canada and the rest of the world. She also talked about the future changes in the US quality assurance system.

  • Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić

    Chief of the Section for Reform, Innovation and Quality Assurance, in the Higher Education Division at UNESCO’s Headquarters, in Paris

  • Mala Singh

    Executive director of the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education. Mala Singh talked about the present and the future of higher education in Africa, which she thinks can help overcome ethnic conflicts by strengthening a common African identity

  • José Dias Sobrinho

    Professor José Dias Sobrinho, an expert in Higher Education in Latin America, is the author of the article “Accreditation of Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean”. This paper will be published in the next GUNI report Higher Education in the World 2007, presented at the 3rd...

  • Jacques Hallak

    Professor Jacques Hallak, expert in Higher Education, is the author together with Mrs. Muriel Poisson of the article Academic Fraud, Accreditation and Quality Assurance: Learning from the Past and Challenges from the Future. This article will be published in the GUNI report Higher Education in...



  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

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  • Generalitat de Catalunya