Quality job decision imminent

April 18, 1997

The new single quality agency for higher education is expected to announce its chief executive this week after months of speculation over who would apply for the Pounds 60,000-a-year job.

On the shortlist are Roger Brown, chief executive of the Higher Education Quality Council, Bahram Bekhradnia, head of policy for the Higher Education Funding Council for England, Peter Williams, director of quality audit for HEQC, and two other unknown candidates.

The appointment of either Dr Brown or Mr Bekhradnia would add tension to an already uneasy marriage between the approaches of HEFCE and HEQC.

The new agency will be responsible for quality assurance in higher education in England and Wales.

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most Commented

James Fryer illustration (27 July 2017)

It is not Luddism to be cautious about destroying an academic publishing industry that has served us well, says Marilyn Deegan

Hand squeezing stress ball
Working 55 hours per week, the loss of research periods, slashed pensions, increased bureaucracy, tiny budgets and declining standards have finally forced Michael Edwards out
Jeffrey Beall, associate professor and librarian at the University of Colorado Denver

Creator of controversial predatory journals blacklist says some peers are failing to warn of dangers of disreputable publishers

Kayaker and jet skiiers

Nazima Kadir’s social circle reveals a range of alternative careers for would-be scholars, and often with better rewards than academia

hole in ground

‘Drastic action’ required to fix multibillion-pound shortfall in Universities Superannuation Scheme, expert warns