On 11-12 April 2016, a training on quality assurance procedures in internationalisation was given at the University of Montpellier, France. Led by the Spanish Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation, ANECA, the objective was to present and share best practices related to the implementation and management of quality assurance to support the institutional internationalisation.
The experience of the university of Montpellier was extensively presented as it is among the EU consortium members, detailing the entire procedure of an implementation of a QA bureaus, its proceedings, current strategy, and daily work within the institution. It was also the opportunity to show the challenges brought by the merge of the University of Montpellier 1 & 2 in one same entity. Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) also shared not only its experience but also presented the QA in Austrian HEIs. In addition a specific session was dedicated to the MIMI project’s Open Virtual Platform which is implemented by CUAS and hosted by PSUT. CHE Consult on its side made the audience undertake an “internationality test” and presented the impact of such measurement and outcomes.
Another important aspect was covered during these 2-day gathering was how universities networks deal with quality assurance through the case of Campus France and its related partners.