Stay in the loop! Subscribe to our mailing list
Vincent-Lancrin, S., & Pfotenhauer, S. Guidelines for quality provision in cross-border higher education: Where do we strand? OECD, Paris, 2012. Pages: 65.
This monitoring report was published at the end of February 2012 and evaluates the extent to which OECD countries and a few non-member partners complied with its 2011 recommendations for ensuring quality in cross-border higher education. The purpose of the guidelines is to protect students and other stakeholders from low-quality provision and disreputable providers, as well as to encourage the development of quality cross-border higher education that meets human, social, economic and cultural needs. The main conclusion of the survey is that the 22 responding countries reported a high level of compliance; on average, countries conformed to 72% of the main recommendations made to governments, tertiary education institutions, and quality assurance and accreditation agencies. The level of compliance decreased to 67% when recommendations to student bodies were included, but the level of missing information, and thus uncertainty about actual compliance, increased significantly.OECD