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By Chiara Orsingher

European better schooling associations are dealing with in those final years a few suitable political and social adjustments that experience requested for extra transparency, responsibility, comparison and legitimacy of levels. In mild of those new demanding situations, the good majority of universities have replied by means of imposing caliber coverage procedures, both via review or via accreditation. This ebook collects the overview and accreditation reports collected via larger schooling associations in Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the uk and Sweden. It offers a man-made photograph of the current kingdom of caliber coverage practices in Europe and provides a couple of classes for a destiny ecu size of caliber insurance.

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The London Met has more than 7,000 international students of 188 different nationalities, from more than 150 countries outside the UK: this university has offices in Bangladesh, Brussels, China, India, Nigeria and Pakistan. 32 Cinzia Castelluccio, Lanfranco Masotti The London Met offers a very flexible modular course structure: it is possible to combine many subjects to obtain different degree programmes according to different needs and interests. Moreover, study can be fiill-time, part-time, distance-learning, day and evening classes, starting in September or February.

The handbook is very useful for teaching staff and students. It describes the course structure and its regulations. For each course approved a course handbook is provided. An electronic copy of this handbook is sent by the course leader to the Quality Unit, when a new course is approved or whenever the course handbook or the booklets are modified, so that the central record of the University's courses is constantly updated. A copy of all the handbooks is lodged with the Academic Audit Unit, which is responsible for maintaining accurate course records.

In Wales, the purpose of institutional review is to check that the provision of higher education institutions is both of acceptable quality and compliant with appropriate academic standards. It also makes sure that the legal power to award degrees is being exercised in a proper manner. In the UK, the QAA conducts also overseas audits of partnerships between UK higher education institutions and organisations overseas that lead to the award of degrees from UK institutions. The QAA resorts to review processes whereby teams of academics conduct audits and reviews.

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