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QAA forges links with Thailand's quality body

Date: July 19 - 2019

On behalf of the UK higher education sector, QAA has strengthened its links with Thailand's education quality agency.

QAA and the Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA) have signed a Letter of Intent. It establishes links between the two organisations, and encourages information sharing and work to develop mutual understanding.

Recent changes in Thai legislation have made it easier for universities and other higher education providers around the world to operate in the country. By forging good working links with the authorities in the country, QAA can help support the ambitions of UK higher education providers that want to expand their transnational offer and make their own links with Thai universities.

QAA's Chief Executive Douglas Blackstock said: 'Over the last few years, and particularly in the last two years, changes in Thai law have opened up the country to transnational education. As a result, we are already seeing increased interest from the UK's universities in working in, and with, Thailand's higher education sector.

'We are, therefore, delighted to take a further step in strengthening these links by signing a Letter of Intent with ONESQA. We look forward to a fruitful relationship and welcome ONESQA as the newest of our strategic partners.'