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Developments in Higher Education Quality Assurance (2010)

International Symposium on
“Developments in Higher Education Quality Assurance”

Symposium Notice

The rapid global development of higher educational systems in terms of widening access has meant many countries and regions are entering / have now entered a period where the focus of concern regarding tertiary institutions has switched from issues of quantity to those of quality.

To contribute to the improvement of the academic quality of tertiary education globally, it is necessary to exchange and to explore theoretical considerations and practical experiences in issues of higher education quality from the perspectives of different countries and regions. It is with this in mind that we are organizing an International Symposium on Developments in Higher Education Quality Assurance in order to disseminate and promote good practice in the quality assurance of higher education.

You are cordially invited to participate in an International Symposium on Developments in Higher Education Quality Assurance, which is to be held in Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) from the 7th to the 11th of November, 2010. The Symposium will be hosted jointly by MPI, Hong Kong University (HKU) and the University of Macau (UM).

Symposium Themes

  1. Conceptual evolution of quality assurance in higher education from regional and historical perspectives;
  2. Issues of quality assurance, assessment and evaluation in relation to teaching undergraduate programmes;
  3. Outcome-based curriculum design, teaching, learning, assessment and quality assurance;
  4. The establishment of higher education quality assurance systems and mechanisms;
  5. The optimal exploitation of the self-evaluation / self-study processes involved in QA processes;
  6. Research concerning feedback mechanisms regarding external stake-holders.

Symposium Snapshots


Chinese (Putonghua) and English


No fee will be charged for registration or meals. Accommodation will be provided for accepted participants. Travel expenses to and from the Conference and insurance will be the responsibility of the participant.

Symposium Venue

Macao Polytechnic Institute

Important Date

27 Apr, 2010 Symposium notice released
15 June, 2010 Return of reply slip and submission of paper abstract
30 Aug, 2010 Submission of full paper
30 Sept, 2010 Completion of review of paper
30 Sept, 2010 Formal invitation letter sent
20 Oct – 5 Nov, 2010 Paper editing and compiling
8-9 Nov, 2010 Symposium held
Apr, 2011 Symposium Proceedings expected to be published

Contact Information

Please send the abstract and/or full paper to the following emails
nslao@ipm.edu.mo  Ms Alice Lao
hfengzhang@ipm.edu.mo   Dr Hongfeng Zhang

Tel: 853-8599 6720 / 853-8599 6278
Fax: 853-2870 0096
Address: Academic Affairs Department
Macao Polytechnic Institute
Rua de Luís Gonzaga Gomes, Macao
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