ENQA Newsletter Issue 29 - December 2019
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Message from the President
Christoph Grolimund

Dear colleagues,
This ENQA Newsletter is the last issue of the year 2019 but also the last one for now. ENQA will certainly continue to share and disseminate information on quality assurance in higher education to members, affiliates, stakeholders and other interested parties. This will, however, be done through other channels of communication with the aim of delivering information in a more timely, efficient and targeted manner. I encourage our newsletter readers to follow ENQA on social media if you are not already doing so. Links to our different channels can be found on the sidebar of this newsletter.
ENQA will also continue to publish the quarterly Note from the President, targeted towards members and affiliates but published online as well, in order to update the membership on Board decisions, ENQA events and other activities.
I would like to thank all our readers for subscribing to the newsletter and all our members, affiliates and partners for contributing to it by providing content. I hope you have found the newsletter informative and useful.
Finally, I take this last newsletter as an opportunity to offer my sincere thanks to ENQA’s members, affiliates, partners and collaborators for their active participation and support during the year.
Best wishes for a joyful holiday season!


Christoph Grolimund
President of ENQA

News from ENQA
The ENQA Secretariat has opened a call inviting all ENQA members and affiliates to nominate themselves as hosts for the ENQA Members’ Forums and General Assemblies taking place in 2021 and 2022. > More

ENQA GA elects new Board and endorses membership decisions
This article summarises important election results and endorsements that took place at the ENQA General Assembly in Yerevan in October 2019. > More

ENQA Board reconfirms ACSUCYL’s membership
At its November 2019 meeting, the ENQA Board reconfirmed the membership of the Quality Assurance Agency for the University System in Castilla y León (ACSUCYL, Spain). > More

ENQA webinar on how to prepare a good SAR is available online
The final ENQA webinar of 2019 explored the topic “How to prepare a good self-assessment report for an ENQA Agency Review – Value of the process for the agency’s development.” > More
News from ENQA Partners
A call for hosts is now open for EQAF 2021 and 2022, closing on 17 January 2020. > More
EUA publishes the results of the project on diversity, equity and inclusion in European HEIs
A new EUA report covers the topics of diversity, equity and inclusion as seen within the INVITED project. > More

ESU & ESN “Joint Position Paper on the Future of ERASMUS+”
The European Students’ Union (ESU) and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) launched their “Joint Position Paper on the Future of Erasmus+” on 18 October 2019 in Brussels. > More
News from ENQA Members and Affiliates
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education of Andorra (AQUA) and the Aragon Agency for Quality Assurance and Strategic Foresight in Higher Education (ACPUA) have developed a Proposal of indicators to embed the Sustainable Development Goals into Institutional Quality Assessment. > More
ACSUG launches the Pilot Program for Institutional Monitoring
In 2019, five university centres of the Galician University System (SUG) that had recently obtained an institutional accreditation participated in the Pilot Program for Institutional Monitoring, launched by the Agency for Quality Assurance in the Galician University System (ACSUG). > More
A thematic analysis of the Swiss Agency of Accreditation and Quality Assurance (AAQ) examines in depth the strengths of the quality assurance system in six institutional accreditation procedures according to the Higher Education Act (HEdA). > More

QAA launches a consultation on UK’s transnational education 
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA, United Kingdom) has opened a consultation on future approaches to the UK’s transnational education provision (TNE). > More
At its meeting on 4-5 November 2019, the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) Register Committee approved the applications of seven ENQA member agencies. > More
Policy Developments and projects
The new Global Convention on Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education was adopted on 25 November 2019 by UNESCO’s Member States. > More
On 27 November 2019, the European Parliament voted to elect the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen, allowing it to take office on 1 December 2019. > More
The European Commission has published its 2020 call for proposals for the Erasmus+ programme. > More

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