APEC on higher education
About a hundred leaders from government agencies, educational institutions and international organizations gathered in Honolulu for a three day Asia Pacific Economics Cooperation conference on higher education quality co-hosted by the University of Hawaiʻi Aug. 4–6.
About 40 delegates presented papers identifying best practices in higher education. Presentations focused on four themes—
- Defining quality and quality assurance and identifying compelling and dominant models
- Examining the controversial issue of rankings and clarifying the role of rankings within quality assurance
- Sharing regional and country examples of what works well (particularly in achieving access and equity), identifying why and exploring how to scale them up
- Creating de facto standards of excellence for creating global universities
Visit the conference website for more information.