Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Contemporary Debates

  • Maria João Rosa
  • Alberto Amaral

Part of the Issues in Higher Education book series (IHIGHER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Maria João Rosa, Alberto Amaral
      Pages 1-9
  3. The Frontier and Its Shifts

  4. New Challenges, New Instrumentalities

  5. Regional Setting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Judith S. Eaton
      Pages 149-159
    3. María José Lemaitre
      Pages 160-177
  6. Quality Assurance: The Actors’ Perspectives on Recent Trends

  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Alberto Amaral, Maria João Rosa
      Pages 233-250
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 251-255

About this book


This book weighs up the consequences of introducing Quality Enhancement and Risk Management as new dimensions in Higher Education quality control on a global scale. The authors include Chief Executive Officers of Quality Agencies, policy analysts and leading scholars in Quality Evaluation and Comparative Higher Education policy analysis.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Maria João Rosa
    • 1
  • Alberto Amaral
    • 2
  1. 1.CIPES and University of AveiroPortugal
  2. 2.A3ES, CIPES and University of PortoPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Education Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-47702-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-37463-9
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