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QAA supports capacity building in Tunisian higher education

Date: March 23 - 2022

QAA is collaborating with the British Council and Ministry of Education Tunisia on a series of virtual capacity building workshops, aimed at enhancing quality assurance processes, systems and stakeholder capacity in Tunisian higher education.

These workshops build on a set of preparatory events that QAA delivered for a range of key stakeholders from the Tunisian Higher education sector in early 2021 with the British Council. These events informed the content of the current set of capacity building workshops. The project forms part of the British Council’s Going Global Partnerships programme. 

The workshops are taking place between 14 and 31 March and are being delivered by Tess Winther and Ian Welch from QAA’s International Team. Topics covered include the European Standards and Guidelines, approaches to external review and accreditation, use of data in quality assurance procedures, and student engagement in quality assurance. 

A diverse range of stakeholders will participate in the project including senior leaders, quality practitioners and students from across the Tunisian higher education, as well as UK institutions looking to build partnerships in Tunisia. The project is delivered in QAA’s capacity supporting the development of higher education quality internationally, including activity to support QAA Members and collaboration with international partners. 

Speaking about the project, Vicki Stott, QAA’s Chief Executive said: “This is an exciting opportunity for QAA to contribute to the development of a quality culture within higher education in Tunisia, as well as enhancing trust and confidence in the UK higher education sector. Through this project, we aim to develop the capacity for new international partnerships between Tunisian higher education institutions and QAA Members.” 

Following the completion of the workshops, QAA will work with project partners and higher education stakeholders in Tunisia to develop a number of pilot projects aimed to contributing towards a quality culture within the higher education sector.