Quality Assurance in Asian Higher Education: Challenges and Prospects

  • Angela Yung Chi Hou


This chapter will focus on the development of Asian quality assurance (QA) system in the massification era of higher education and while first analyzing the characteristics of QA agencies in major Asian countries. The major challenges faced by most QA agencies, including internationalization, autonomy, and accountability will be discussed as well. Two quality initiatives, mutual recognition of QA agencies’ decisions and Asia Pacific Quality Register (APQR) by Asian Pacific Quality Network (APQN) will be presented at the end of the chapter.


High Education Institution Asian Nation Quality Assurance System External Quality Assurance External Review 
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  • Angela Yung Chi Hou
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  1. 1.Graduate Center of Educational Leadership and DevelopmentFu Jen Catholic UniversityNew Taipei CityTaiwan

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