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The 12th Higher Education International Conference on Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance in
Higher Education under the Pandemic



Online Conference

About the Conference

The Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) has organised a series of international conferences on various topics of higher education including the construction of a modern university system, the new frontiers of teaching and learning quality assurance in higher education, etc., since 2010. This year, MPI continues to cooperate with the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN), organising the sixth conference in this series.

In response to the impact of the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, higher education institutions around the world have rapidly transformed traditional face-to-face teaching into online teaching on a large scale. The change in teaching mode will directly affect the future development trend of higher education. This year’s conference, focusing on the theme of “Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance in Higher Education under the Pandemic”, will be held online from 25 to 26 November 2020. Submitted papers are related to the following topics about teaching and learning quality assurance of higher education under the pandemic.

  1. Opportunities and challenges of online education

  2. Educational response mechanisms in the global crisis

  3. Higher education institutions’ curriculum adjustment to meet the needs of emerging industries

  4. The future of education: quality assurance for online education

  5. Flexible teaching and learning at higher education institutions under the pandemic: how to ensure high-quality higher education
  6. Quality assurance of teaching in the context of “Internet + Education”

  7. How to assess the effectiveness of students’ online learning

  8. Teachers’ professional development under the trend of online education

  9. The impact of the epidemic on the international movement of students

  10. Other relevant topics related to the conference theme


The deadline of paper submission has been passed.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Jianxin Zhang

President, Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN)

Mr. Douglas Blackstock

Chief Executive Officer, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)

Professor Ronghuai Huang

Dean of Smart Learning Institute, Beijing Normal University

Professor Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo

Deputy Director, School of Professional and Continuing Education, The University of Hong Kong

Conference Programme (Updated)

Registration for Participation

The deadline of registration for participation has been passed.

About the Organisers


Macao Polytechnic Institute

Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) is a public tertiary institution in Macao. It offers a number of undergraduate and joint postgraduate programmes, which are all practically oriented, in an extensive range of academic areas. MPI has long upheld the principles of student-centeredness and quality teaching, endeavouring to continuously improve teaching and learning quality. Since 2011, MPI has started passing programme accreditation or validation of its bachelor’s degree programmes by accreditation agencies of international standing and professional organisations. In 2014, MPI has successfully passed an Institutional Review by the Quality Assurance Agency, UK, becoming the first higher education institution in Macao with a successful international Institutional Review. In 2015 and again in 2017, MPI were awarded APQN Quality Award twice, the first higher education institution in Hong Kong and Macao to receive such international recognition. The Institute hosts an international conference on teaching and learning quality assurance in higher education every year to keep abreast of the latest development in the field of quality assurance, providing a platform for scholars and practitioners to learn the good practices of institutions worldwide in order to continuously optimise their quality assurance systems.


Asia-Pacific Quality Network

The Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) is a non-governmental and non-profit network with 241 members from 42 countries and territories. Its aim is “to enhance the quality of higher education in the Asia-Pacific Region through strengthening the work of quality assurance both internal and external organisations and extending the cooperation amongst each other” for its ultimate goal of "Dissolving Boundaries for a Quality Region". Since APQN’s inception in 2003, it has been continuously fighting “to enhance the quality of higher education”. After the 17-year development, APQN has become the largest and the most influential international organisation in this Region. It has played a crucial role in improving the quality assurance mechanism, exchanging theory and practice experiences, promoting substantive co-operations among members and establishing quality platforms of APQR, APQL, Consultants and others in this Region.

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