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UNIQUE: University Quality Exchange

Target area: Higher Education Development
Sub-target area: Higher Education Management
Target countries: China, India, Mexico, Namibia, Russia
Target groups: Higher Education Institutions
Duration: 01/10/2013 - 30/09/2016

- FH Joanneum Austria

- University of Alicante Spain

- Aston University UK

- Voronezh State University Russia

- Birla Institute of Management Technology India

- University of International Business and Economics China

- Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Mexico

- Polytechnic of Namibia


Project Description

The project has the aim to introduce regional centres of quality exchange (UNIQUE centres) in 5 target

countries (China, Russia, India, Mexico and Namibia), which will have the following responsibilities:

1)Promoting the idea of international collaboration and exchange;

2)Promoting quality in higher education in the beneficiary countriesĀ“ in order to be directly comparable with European standards (e.g. competence based education, the Bologna system etc.) and support the university management in its introduction or adaptation;

3)Defining, collecting and analysing key performance indicators (KPI) which are comparable to those from European universities;

4)Counselling the home university concerning recognition of European courses, grades and admission of incoming European students;

5)Counselling international offices and outgoing students in selecting high quality European institutions for their studies;

6)Screen the European higher education area for new developments

Important Documents & Links

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Contact persons

Sperl Louise - Graz Office