ENQA Newsletter Issue 25 - December 2018
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Message from the President
Christoph Grolimund

Dear colleagues,
I hope you will enjoy reading the latest news from ENQA as well as from our partners and Members.
This issue of the Newsletter includes summaries of the decisions taken during ENQA’s General Assembly and Board meeting in October and updates on some of ENQA’s activities noted in the 2019 work plan. It also features several publications on variety of topics including learning analytics, learning and teaching, recognition of non-formally and informally acquired competences, migration and education as well as entrepreneurship and innovation in higher education.
Agencies interested in the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Recognition Status may find it opportune to read about NVAO’s experience as the first QA agency in Europe to receive this status. We also received a request from our Croatian Member, ASHE, to disseminate their call for expert panel members.    
I would like to remind our Members and Affiliates that the next ENQA Members’ Forum will take place in Tallinn, Estonia, hosted by the Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education (EKKA). The registration for the event will open in January, but I kindly already ask you to the save the dates – 25 and 26 April 2019 – in your calendars.
Finally, I take this communication as an opportunity to offer my sincere thanks to ENQA’s Members, Affiliates, partners and collaborators for their support and active participation during the year.
Best wishes for a joyful holiday season!


Christoph Grolimund
President of ENQA

News from ENQA
The ENQA General Assembly elected new Board members and endorsed several Board decisions in Astana. > More
At its October Board meeting, the ENQA Board granted membership to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS, United Kingdom) and reconfirmed the membership of the Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA) > More
ENQA will launch an informational webinar series in 2019. > More
The Steering Committee of the external review of the ENQA Agency Reviews selected the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU) to be the coordinator of the external review to be completed in 2019. > More
After a fruitful collaboration between the different partners, the Erasmus+ project “Supporting Higher Education to Incorporate Learning Analytics” (SHEILA) concluded in September 2018. > More
News from ENQA Partners
The European University Association (EUA) published recently its EUA Trends 2018 report with a thematic focus on learning and teaching in the EHEA. > More
News from ENQA Members and Affiliates
The Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) has been awarded the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Recognition Status, the first agency in Europe to receive this status. > More
AQ Austria publishes recommendations on recognition of non-formally and informally acquired competences
AQ Austria has carried out a project in cooperation with eleven Austrian higher education institutions (HEIs) to encourage permeability by recognising non-formally and informally acquired competences. > More
The Accreditation Council of the Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education launched a call for reviewers. > More
Policy Developments and projects
The European Commission has published its 2019 call for proposals for the Erasmus+ programme along with the programme guide. > More
The Global Education Monitoring Report, which monitors progress towards the internationally agreed Sustainable Development Goal for Education (SDG4), has recently published the 2019 edition in its GEM Report series, entitled Migration, displacement & education: Building bridges, not walls. > More
HEInnovate, a joint initiative of the European Commission and the OECD, has launched a review report to assess the strategies and practices of higher education institutions (HEIs) in the Netherlands to foster entrepreneurship and innovation. > More

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