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December 2, 2016   

CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) International QA in the News provides the latest briefings, articles, reports, op-eds and reviews about quality assurance around the world. CHEA/CIQG will be publishing this update as needed to keep you informed about important issues that have an effect on quality assurance and its practitioners.



Combatting Academic Corruption: What Might the International Quality Assurance Community Do?

December 12, 2016 9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

The CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) is initiating a Webinar
Series on combatting academic corruption based on the 2016 IIEP-CIQG Advisory Statement for Effective International Practice.

Join us for this important and engaging event!

Combatting Academic Corruption Webinar
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[U.K.] Government Publishes Data on Law Graduate Earnings by University (Times Higher Education, December 1, 2016) “Government figures have revealed for the first time the extent of the earnings gap that graduates in law from different English universities can expect in new pilot data on employment outcomes.”

The Push for Asian HE Internationalisation Indicators (University World News, November 28, 2016) “With 1.7 million Asia Pacific students studying abroad in 2013, within and outside the region, according to UNESCO Institute for Statistics, it is clear that higher education internationalisation is important for the region.”

Foreign Students Bring $20 Billion to Australia (Inside Higher Ed, November 23, 2016) “Australia’s most prestigious universities are continuing to increase dramatically the number of international students they enroll, largely to help cover the costs of research.”

Tanzania Government Threatens to Close More Universities (Times Higher Education, November 22, 2016) “Education ministry is analysing a report into the quality of higher education and may close down substandard institutions.”

13 Universities Land Role in up to €1.6bn Food Project (University World News, November 22, 2016) “Thirteen universities are part of a 50-institution consortium that has been chosen to set up EIT Food, a substantial new pan-European partnership bringing together leading businesses, universities and research organisations to ‘boost innovation, growth and job creation and put Europe at the centre of a global revolution in food.’” 

UK Students Protest Planned University Reforms (Al Jazeera, November 19, 2016) “The new measures would rank universities against a framework that included graduate employment rates and a survey of student satisfaction, allowing those that perform well to raise fees.”


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