Date and times Monday 13th May 2019, 09.00 - 12.00
Venue bcc Berlin Congress Center
Early Bird price (until 22 March 2019) £100
Standard price (23 March - 3 May 2019) £130
Book your place Via the Going Global 2019 registration form

Delivered by quality assurance agencies members of the Quality Beyond Boundaries Group (QBBG), this workshop will focus on how cooperation between all key stakeholders - agencies, institutions and students - is key to develop robust and productive TNE provision meeting international expectations.

The Masterclass will consist of three parts:

Part 1: The session will start with a presentation from two QBBG members from TNE sending countries - the UK (QAA) and Australia (TEQSA) – and two QBBG members from receiving locations - Dubai (KHDA) and Hong Kong (HKCAAVQ).  The four agencies will offer an overview of their different approaches to the quality assurance of TNE, highlighting similarities and differences, as well as the importance and practical examples of cross-border cooperation in quality assurance.

Part 2: Practical approaches and hands-on experiences from institutions. For the next part of the workshop, we will hear contributions from 2-3 institutions as they share their experiences of setting up TNE provision in multiple locations. The institutions will share their knowledge of processes and practices, the benefits and challenges of going through quality assurance in various jurisdictions. These presentations will provide participants with good practices for going through quality assurance processes in multiple jurisdictions and how to overcome challenges related to meeting a range of country/area specific requirements.
Part 3: Interactive discussion of key areas of current work for QBBG members covering:

  • student engagement in TNE/TNE student experience;
  • quality assurance of online education;
  • academic integrity.

Members of the QBBG will provide a short introduction to each of the projects and the issues that TNE hosting institutions may encounter. This will be followed by discussions in smaller groups of each project, lead by QA experts in the field, that will enable the participants to consider and relate the issues to their institution, country or regional circumstances.


  • Institutional level decision makers or strategists in international facing roles, and similar in system wide organisations such as ministries or international organisations;
  • senior executives in quality assurance bodies;
  • practitioners involved in running TNE provision;
  • and anyone interested in TNE and its quality assurance.


  • An understanding of issues related to quality assurance of TNE in multiple jurisdictions;
  • An understanding of the importance of quality assurance of TNE from the perspective of the main stakeholder groups, i.e. institutions, students, and quality assurance bodies;
  • An ability to identify and understand challenges when undergoing quality assurance in multiple countries/locations;
  • An understanding of how the QBBG members work together and with the main stakeholders in TNE to achieve better outcomes for everyone involved.

Hosted by the Quality Beyond Boundaries Group

Quality Beyond Boundaries Group (QBBG) is a network of international quality assurance agencies that has been formed to address the growing quality assurance challenges and opportunities associated with transnational higher education. The significant growth of internationalization activities requires higher education institutions and quality assurance bodies to work closely together and to collaborate better in order to ensure high quality provision despite the location or mode of delivery.

QBBG was initiated in 2014 as a platform for agencies to increase collaboration, share information and form meaningful partnerships for the development of quality assurance of transnational higher education. QBBG brings together the major sending countries of transnational higher education, Australia, United Kingdom and United States with the major receiving hubs including Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.