Regional Higher Education Highlights
Links to UNESCO Higher Education Regional Offices in Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe Region, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Mediterranean Region.

Inter-Regional Highlights
Global 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.

Global 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.

Global Forum Update June 2002 - The context, the mission, the partners, the modalities as well as information on the launch meeting in October 2002

Trade in Higher Education and GATS Basics - Basics on trade in higher education and GATS, as well as links to key resources on the subject.

The 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).

6th 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 (February 2002).

Brain 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 (January 2002).

Higher 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).

General Conference: Global Forum for International Quality Assurance - Developments related to Higher Education Quality Assurance at the 31st Session of UNESCO's General Conference (November 2001).

Expert Meeting on the Impact of Globalization on Higher Education - Overview of this conference, links to working documents and presentations (September - October 2001).