Assessing Quality in European Higher Education Institutions: Dissemination, Methods and Procedures

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 13, 2006 - Business & Economics - 166 pages

European higher education institutions are facing in these last years a number of relevant political and social changes that have asked for more transparency, accountability, comparability and legitimacy of degrees. In light of these new challenges, the great majority of universities have responded by implementing quality assurance processes, either through evaluation or through accreditation. This book collects the evaluation and accreditation experiences gathered by higher education institutions in Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Sweden. It provides a synthetic picture of the present state of quality assurance practices in Europe and offers a few lessons for a future European dimension of quality assurance.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Quality assurance and evaluation of programmes at the University of Bologna
5
the London Metropolitan University
23
Evaluation and accreditation systems in Europe A case study the Netherlands and Twente University
51
quality assurance at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands
71
the case study of the Technische Universitšt Berlin
93
the case study of the Stockholm University School of Business
105
Helsinki Technical University
121
the Deusto University in Bilbao
133
Aspects of evaluation and accreditation in higher education in France
147
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