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By Chiara Orsingher

European better schooling associations are dealing with in those final years a couple of appropriate political and social adjustments that experience requested for extra transparency, responsibility, comparison and legitimacy of levels. In gentle of those new demanding situations, the good majority of universities have replied by way of imposing caliber coverage approaches, both via overview or via accreditation. This e-book collects the review and accreditation reviews accrued via larger schooling associations in Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the uk and Sweden. It offers a man-made photograph of the current kingdom of caliber coverage practices in Europe and provides a number of classes for a destiny ecu measurement of caliber coverage.

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The schedule is prepared by the Head of the Quality Unit in accordance with the Heads of Department and it is approved by the Academic Board. The Quality Unit is entrusted with the organisation of an initial review planning meeting, in which the Secretary and the Chair of the review panel, the Head of the Department and the departmental staff indicated by the Head of the Department are involved. During this meeting, all details about the panel visit are established, such as date, timetable, review documentation, which the review panel needs to examine.

For each higher education institution, the QAA reviews standards and quality. The QAA is a national institution, but there are different review systems in the different countries. In England and Northern Ireland, institutions are reviewed through an institutional audit. In addition, only in England and 28 Cinzia Castelluccio, Lanfranco Masotti for a transitional period ending in 2005, institutions may also be reviewed through a developmental engagement or an academic review at subject level. The institutional audit makes sure that institutions are providing higher education, awards and qualifications of acceptable quality and appropriate academic standards.

Van Hout (University of Amsterdam) for their help in providing a detailed overview of quality assurance related topics in the Netherlands. 52 Felice Francesco Carugati, Sergio Sangiorgi 2 History of the evaluation and accreditation system in the Netherlands In Europe, the history of system-wide quality assurance mechanisms in higher education (HE) started in the early 80s. Around 1985 the Netherlands started to build their own national quality assurance system, promoting the autonomy of higher education institutions linked to quality assessment processes.

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