According to two reports on quality assurance in higher education and vocational training, published today by the European Commission, Member States must take an active approach to upgrading their quality systems in order to improve the performance of universities and vocational colleges. The reports highlight that, although progress has been achieved, further reforms are needed to ensure a ‘quality culture’ so that teaching is more closely aligned with labour market realities and societal needs. The reports also call for more emphasis to be given to international cooperation and for students to have a greater say in decision-making.
Find out more:
[ http://ec.europa.eu/education/policy/higher-education/doc/quality_en.pdf ]Report on Progress in Quality Assurance in Higher Education
[ http://ec.europa.eu/education/policy/vocational-policy/doc/eqavet_en.pdf ]Report on the European quality assurance reference framework for vocational education (EQAVET)