UNESCO Holds Quality Assurance Conference

Ms. Jianxin Zhang,President of APQN,Member of the council for Higher Education Accereditation International Quality Group (CIQA) and Advisory Council during a panel discussion on education 2030.

UNESCO Director for the Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education Gwang-Jo Kim welcomed participants during the conference inauguration on 15 June 2017 at the Wuzhou Guest House, Shenzhen, China.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will organize the International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Paris in early 2018.  To prepare, regional conferences have been conducted in various parts of the global.  The regional conference for the Asia-Pacific was conducted on 15 to 16 June, 2017 in Shenzhen, People's Republic of China.  Attended by more than 100 quality assurance experts, the conference mapped the current status, needs, innovative practices and challenges that are related to quality assurance in higher education in the region.

The themes of the conference include: new impetus for strengthening quality assurance in higher education; external quality assurance mechanisms, internal quality assurance mechanisms including culture of quality; bridging links between internal and external quality assurance processes, national qualifications frameworks; quality assurance in private higher education institutions; quality assurance of qualifications obtained through non-traditional modes; and international cooperation and regional harmonization efforts.
IQAC Director Prof. Jude William Genilo represented the university in this event.