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InfoPoint conference: Advancing African Continental Integration in Higher education: building trust through better quality

Africa's development highly relies on higher education and research systems that play a key role in knowledge-based economic growth strategies. The HAQAA initiative – Harmonisation, Accreditation and Quality Assurance in African Higher Education - was conceived in 2014 as an EU cooperation project with Africa based on the idea that “Higher education” has a particularly important role to play in enhancing citizenship and democratic values as well as providing a country with the skilled workers, managers and administrators that will foster sustainable development and encourage the trade and investment needed.

Alongside several  other important EU programmes and initiatives in Africa such as the Intra-Africa mobility scheme, collaborative capacity building projects for the higher education sector under Erasmus+, support to the development of an Africa continental qualifications framework and the Tuning Africa initiative, which supported the enhancement and alignment of learning outcomes of study programmes, HAQAA has been focusing on developing quality standards for higher education in Africa, applied by national regulatory bodies, regional communities and higher education institutions. It has done this by building constructive, cross regional and cross-linguistic communities of practice in the higher education sector. It has also accompanied the Africa Union Commission in their ambitious objectives for higher education under the CESA 2025 framework. Activities have ranged from developing and promoting African reference tools for quality, to training and external assessment of institutions and QA bodies, policy dialogue/studies related to regional integration processes, recognition, and data collection for education policy.

  • the EU's international role | international cooperation
  • Monday 20 March 2023, 15:00 - 16:30 (CET)

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Monday 20 March 2023, 15:00 - 16:30 (CET)
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English, French
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