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safeguarding standards and improving the quality of UK higher education

International Quality Assurance Programme - Dubai

Event date 12-16 November 2017
Location JW Marquis Hotel, Dubai

About the event

This intensive five-day course is designed especially for Quality Managers from non-UK institutions who would like to learn more about quality assurance in the UK and other countries. Participants will be able to benefit from expert input as well as sharing experience with other international delegates.

QAA is delighted to announce that this year's programme will be held in Dubai, marking the first time that IQAP has been offered outside the UK. Delegates will benefit from a visit to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) offices and a presentation by the KHDA Chief of Higher Education, Dr Warren Fox; shared insight from Middlesex University and the University of Manchester; a visit to Heriot-Watt's Dubai campus; and a guided tour of Dubai followed by a traditional Arabic dinner.

What is IQAP?

The International Quality Assurance Programme (IQAP) has been running for three years, and during this time has helped to train individuals from higher education sectors around the world. We have so far welcomed over 120 delegates from over 40 countries across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania/Australasia.

You can expect high quality presentations by leaders and experts in UK higher education quality improvement and comprehensive study materials, as well as a certificate of attendance signed by Douglas Blackstock, Chief Executive of QAA. IQAP also provides visits to institutions, awarding bodies and other organisations to learn more about higher education quality practice.

Find out more

You can get further details about the event by watching our short film, or see photos from one of our previous IQAPs.

Who should attend?

This event would be most useful to delegates that are likely to:​
  • have at least four years' management experience, ideally within higher education
  • be working in a management or leadership role (academic or non-academic) with a responsibility for quality improvement
  • be looking for an opportunity to develop their knowledge of quality improvement practice within the higher education sector.


IQAP is available at the price of £1,750 per person.

Please note that the price does not include: transportation to Dubai and back, costs associated with visas, evening meals (other than networking events), accommodation or airport transfers.

How to apply

To apply for IQAP, please send your CV to IQAP7EOI@qaa.ac.uk.

Once your CV has been considered and accepted, you will be sent a link to the registration and payment page to confirm your place.

If you have any questions about IQAP, please contact us.