Budapest, Hungary

The Quality of University Education: Harmonizing Purposes, Processes and Outcomes

when 29 June 2020 - 3 July 2020
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 380

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, this course has been postponed to 2021.

In the context of diversification of higher education systems and their sustainability, and the development of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), quality assurance, quality enhancement and the evaluation of university teaching and learning has been on the higher education policy agendas in Europe for the past twenty or so years. European transnational organizations, including the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE), the European University Association (EUA), the European Association for International Education (EAIE) and others have put quality high in their agendas and produced several handbooks, guidelines and policy papers, such as OECDs Enhancing Higher Education System Performance, Benchmarking higher education system performance: Conceptual framework and data, or the publications of EUA in cooperation with ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education), ESU (the European Students’ Union) and EURASHE.

With the aim to promote institutional quality cultures, the European policy actors encourage higher education institutions to participate in European and national-level policy discussions on internal and external quality assurance systems, and support universities to develop internal quality assurance and enhancement mechanisms. Quality of university education is also considered to be one of the most important indicators of the development of any given national higher education system.

Course leader

Pusa Nastase, Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Matyas Szabo, Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Target group

The course intends to bring together university leaders, managers, administrators, faculty members and international offices staff. We envisage that the course could be of interest for:
University leaders and managers involved in institutional quality assurance, members of review and promotion committees
Faculty members interested in ways of evaluating their research and teaching performances
Students involved in university governance
Education think tanks

As prerequisite for the course, participants need to demonstrate their direct involvement and interest in the topic of quality assurance and enhancement at university level.

Course aim

By the end of the summer course, participants will become familiar with European and international best practices of quality assurance and enhancement at university level, and be able to design tailor-made quality assurance mechanisms for their own institutions.

Credits info

1 EC
Our courses offer ECTS points, which may be accepted for credit transfer by the participants' home universities. Those who wish to obtain these credits should inquire about the possible transfer at their home institution prior to their enrollment. The Summer University Office will send a transcript to those who have fulfilled all the necessary course requirements and request one.

Fee info

EUR 380: for institutions payable until April 30 (early bird fee: 340 EUR payable until April 10)
EUR 340: For individuals payable until April 30 (early bird fee: 310 EUR payable until April 10)

For students the fee is 310 EUR payable until April 30 (early bird fee: 280 EUR payable until April 10)


This summer course is financed through tuition fees and will not be able to offer any scholarships or tuition waivers.