13th European Quality Assurance Forum 2018
The EQAF (European Quality Assurance Forum) is an annual event on current issues in quality assurance and quality development in higher education.
For 2018, the Vienna University of Economics and Business and AQ Austria are acting as hosts. This event is the most important conference in the European Higher Education Area with regard to quality assurance and quality development.
This year’s focus will be on how institutions and quality assurance agencies can build systems that encompass a broad range of activities, including learning and teaching, research, governance and administration, and service to society. As a tool for supporting the quality of higher education, quality assurance (QA) has in many European higher education systems focused largely on learning and teaching. However, as underlined in the introduction to the Standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the EHEA (ESG), higher education institutions should have QA policies and rocesses that cover other institutional activities, and in parallel, external QA is increasingly looking into these policies. This edition of EQAF will explore how institutions and QA agencies can build QA systems that encompass a broad range of activities, including learning and teaching, research, governance and administration, and service to society.
Through a mix of plenary and parallel sessions, the 2018 EQAF, entitled ‘Broadening the scope of QA’, will combine presentations of current developments in QA with discussions on research, policy and practice that will take place in paper sessions and workshops.