Higher Education Highlights
Links to UNESCO Higher Education Regional Offices in Africa,
and the Pacific, Europe
America and the Caribbean and the
Forum Launch - Background, key documents and presentations
from the First Global Forum on Quality Assurance, Accreditation
and the Recognition of Qualifications held at UNESCO Headquarters
17-18 October 2002.
Forum List of Activities - Clearinghouse, standardsetting
and capacity building activities being carried out in the
context of the Global Forum on International Quality Assurance,
Accreditation and the Recognition of Qualifications.
Forum Update June 2002 - The context, the mission,
the partners, the modalities as well as information on the
launch meeting in October 2002
in Higher Education and GATS Basics - Basics on trade
in higher education and GATS, as well as links to key resources
on the subject.
Global Forum on International Quality Assurance, Accreditation
and the Recognition of Qualifications- Links to the the
mission statement of the Global Forum, conclusions of the
Expert Meeting which initiated this Forum in September 2001,
as well as links for further reference (February - March 2002).
Session of the Intergovernemental Committee for the application
of the Mediterranean Convention - The creation
of an information network for national academic recognition
bodies in the Mediterranean Region was recommended by Member
States at the 6th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee
for the application of the International Convention on the
Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education
in the Arab and European States bordering on the Mediterranean
Drain to Brain Gain - Two UNESCO projects - in Mali and
Yugoslavia - provide innovative approaches to the phenomenon
of Brain Drain, the extensive emigration of skilled professionals.
Both projects capitalise on the skills of nationals living
abroad to promote international intellectual co-operation
Education Open and Distance Learning Knowledge Base Project
- overview of this interdiscplinary project to support decision-makers
in developing countries and countries in transition on policy
issues relating to implications of open and distance learning
including transnational education and e-learning provisions,
such as virtual universities (December 2001).
Conference: Global Forum for International Quality Assurance
- Developments related to Higher Education Quality Assurance
at the 31st Session of UNESCO's General Conference (November
Meeting on the Impact of Globalization on Higher Education
- Overview of this conference, links to working documents
and presentations (September - October 2001).