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Date Monday 22 May 2017
Time 09.00 - 12.00
Location Central London
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The expansion of the higher education sector through internationalisation activities is quite evident over the last decade or so.

More recently, there has been significant growth in the number of multi-city or global institutions. These are institutions that operate campuses in multiple jurisdictions. This has created several challenges for both institutions and Quality Assurance agencies as students, faculty and curriculum move around from one campus location to another.

It is important that both the institutions and the Quality Assurance agencies respond effectively to this expansion and change and address the challenges that have arisen through internationalisation. One way to do this is to have greater dialogue and co-operation between all stakeholders. As institutions expand into multiple jurisdictions, it is vital that the agencies from sending and receiving countries engage with each other and find means for co-operation and collaboration. The student voice is an integral part of this too, ultimately, agencies and institutions have to work together to ensure quality of their degrees, freedom in the form of mobility and projection through recognition of their qualifications. Quality Beyond Boundaries Group (QBBG) is an example of improving cooperative quality assurance of international education, and through this workshop, we will give delegates the opportunity to respond to and contribute to the discussion of this very interesting phenomenon in international higher education.


  • Douglas Blackstock, Chief Executive, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, UK
  • Dr Atul Chauan, Chancellor, Amity University, India
  • Dr Warren Fox, Chief of Higher Education, Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Dubai
  • Dr Martin Lockett, Dean - Academic Affairs, Hult International Business School & Ashridge, UK
  • Professor John Sawkins, Deputy Principal - Learning and Teaching, Heriot-Watt University, UK
  • Dorte Kristoffersen, Executive Director, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ), Hong Kong
  • Speaker from the University of Nottingham to be confirmed