Quality assurance

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Former education minister says government will table bill for creation of new degree standardising body

The Quality Assurance Agency reviews UK higher education institutions

Martin Kurzweil and Wendell Pritchett cast their eye over the possible future direction of quality assurance under Trump

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Challenge means that institution’s entry into teaching excellence framework based on 2009 report

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Leading scholar says many countries have ‘neither the will nor the capacity’ to manage growth

UK government asks for new guidance to help universities tackle custom essay writing services

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Fabrizio Trifirò explores the difficulties of quality assurance across borders

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Education ministry is analysing a report into the quality of higher education and may close down substandard institutions

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Author of paper into the issue says international higher education is a ‘long way off’ clear principles

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Despite having some questions about how the bill will be implemented, Douglas Blackstock believes it is a force for good

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Judy Clements warns English and Welsh universities may have to contribute more towards adjudicator to meet demand

Obituary: Peter Wright, 1941-2016

A sociologist who helped to forge new qualifications and quality assurance regimes has died

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Banning ghostwriting services from advertising won’t stop students cheating, but four simple steps could hobble them, says Geoffrey Alderman

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Treating students as consumers has precipitated a rush to the bottom to give them exactly what they want, says John Warren

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They can cause confusion about qualifications and embarrassment for institutions, so why are they awarded? Malcolm Gillies investigates

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Smaller, newer alternative providers are less likely to pass higher education review, analysis says

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Beefing up the independent adjudicator’s role would benefit the sector and students alike, says Matthew Wyard

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Three institutions agree to changes over fees, course costs and progression

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BIS-appointed anti-fraud agency says criminals could use photos to access latest designs

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Progress needed on equity, quality assurance and research, says University of Chile academic

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Consultation on ‘smaller’ watchdog comes after Hefce took quality assessment work in-house