The expansion of cross border higher education has resulted in challenges for both institutions and quality assurance agencies. These include validity and recognition of degrees and quality of cross border provision. As institutions enter new jurisdictions they are required to comply with both their home and new regulatory and quality assurance systems. There is often duplication of work and increased burden for institutions as well as the quality assurance agencies of both sending and receiving countries. Panellists from agencies and institutions in four countries explore how these challenges are being addressed through collaborative action.

Questions explored include:

  • How can quality assurance agencies and institutions work together more effectively to improve quality assurance outcomes for TNE?
  • How can the quality assurance of TNE balance global connections, national interest and academic autonomy?


  • Dr Warren Fox, Chief of Higher Education, Knowledge and Human Development Authority Dubai, UAE (Chair)
  • Dr Joe Hong, Registrar, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications, Hong Kong
  • Brandon Lee, Director-General – Private Education, Committee for Private Education Group, Singapore
  • Dr Fabrizio Trifiro, Manager – International, Quality Assurance Agency, UK
  • Dr Morris Williams, Director – International Partnerships, University of the West of England, UK