Business as unusual - Private Higher Education in Europe: Fact-Finding, Experiences, Pathways
This seminar was jointly organized by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) and the Austrian Accreditation Council (ÖAR).
Background and Objectives
The European quality assurance discussion is currently not focusing much attention on private higher education. At the same time, this sector - which is characterized by highly dynamic market-driven developments - poses a significant challenge for quality assurance.
This seminar will explore the quite unhomogeneous sector of European private higher education and will present some examples of existing quality assurance practice. With a view to enabling mutual learning, a dialogue should be opened between quality assurance agencies, institutions, students and employers.
A special feature of the seminar programme is the research-based analysis of European developments from an external viewpoint.
The target group comprises representatives from quality assurance agencies, private and public higher education institutions, employers, students and public authorities/ ministries.
The programme included keynote addresses, fact-finding results, researched-based analysis, case studies and discussions.