Work programme of the Bologna Follow-Up Group 2001-2003
UNESCO Global Forum on International Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education
The mission of the Global Forum on International Quality Assurance, Accreditation and the Recognition of Qualifications, established under the auspices of UNESCO, is to link existing frameworks dealing with international issues of quality assurance, accreditation and the recognition of qualifications and provide a platform for dialogue between them.
The main objective of this Global Forum is to address new challenges to access, quality and equity brought on by the increase in private and commercial provision for higher education worldwide.
The first meeting of the UNESCO Global Forum on International Quality Assurance, Accreditation and the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Educationtook place in Paris, France in 18-19 October 2002.
A conference to explore the challenges individual institutions and national higher education systems are facing in a global environment, in response to the pressures of an emerging knowledge society and economic growth is being organized by UNESCO and the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research in Oslo, Norway from 26-27 May 2003.