Quality Assurance: a way to foster the responsibility for cross-border higher education?
Responsibility for Internationalisation
Nathan Carvalho et al, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Single presentation - 30 Minutes
Internationalization has been gaining a large prominence in debates on higher education and can be analysed from different perspectives, including cross-border higher education (CBHE). But CBHE entails some relevant challenges, namely regarding the quality assurance (QA) of the educational provision. This paper intends to discuss, based on a systematic literature review, the link between QA and CBHE, namely how far has QA been contributing to foster a more responsible CBHE, both at institutional and system level. The analysis of the 55 papers selected for this study show that QA – both at institutional and system level – can indeed act, if adequately implemented, as a responsible form of stimulating the quality of CBHE offer.