UK institutions are responsible for the academic standards of their awards, whether delivered inside or outside of the UK. As part of QAA's work, we review the partnership arrangements that UK higher education institutions have made with organisations in other countries to deliver UK programmes.
In 2011, QAA undertook a review of how academic standards of UK higher education awards delivered in Singapore are being maintained. We have published individual reports for the 10 institutions that were audited. In addition, we have published case studies on particular aspects of nine institutions' partnerships.
The overview report gives background information about higher education in Singapore at the time of the audit, in order to provide a better understanding of the context in which the various collaborative arrangements are operating. It also provides analysis of the activity of UK universities based on survey results obtained before the audit.
In the 2010-11 academic year, QAA conducted an Audit of Overseas Provision in Singapore. The following 10 partnerships were audited:
UK collaboration in Singapore: institutional case studies
In the same year, QAA also researched and wrote nine case studies based on a further 10 partnerships: