Asia-Pacific Quality Network

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The Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) has been developed with the purpose of serving the needs of quality assurance agencies in higher education in a region that contains over half the world’s population.

The region is defined as

all Pacific island nations and territories, New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea; all island and mainland nations and territories of Asia, including Russia, Afghanistan, the other central Asian 'stans and Iran, but excluding the Gulf states (which are covered by another network)

Its mission is:

To enhance the quality of higher education in Asia and the Pacific region through strengthening the work of quality assurance agencies and extending the cooperation between them


Since 2008, APQN has participated in the Global Initiative on Quality Assurance Capacity (GIQAC).

Members

The members which appear to be quality assurance agencies (there are also university members including several open universities) are:

  1. Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA)
  2. National ELT Accreditation Scheme Ltd (NEAS)
  3. Australian Qualifications Framework Council (AQFC)
  4. University Grants Commission of Bangladesh
  5. Brunei Darussalam National Accreditation Council (BDNAC)
  6. Accreditation Committee of Cambodia
  7. Shanghai Educational Evaluation Institute
  8. Yunnan Higher Education Evaluation Office
  9. Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ)
  10. University Grants Committee
  11. Joint Quality Review Committee Limited
  12. National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
  13. Badan Akreditasi Nasional Perguruan Tinggi (BAN-PT)
  14. Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA)
  15. National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation (NIAD-UE)
  16. Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (JABEE)
  17. National Accreditation Centre of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  18. Independent Kazakhstan Quality Assurance Agency in Education
  19. Department of Higher, Technical and Vocational Education Ministry of Education Lao PDR
  20. Malaysian Qualifications Agency
  21. Maldives Accreditation Board
  22. Mongolian National Council for Education Accreditation
  23. University Grants Commission of Nepal
  24. New Zealand Universities Academic Audit Unit
  25. New Zealand Qualifications Authority
  26. ITP Quality
  27. Higher Education Commission
  28. Mehran University of Engineering & Technology
  29. Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities
  30. Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP)
  31. National Accreditation Agency of the Russian Federation
  32. Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance and Career Development (AQA)
  33. Samoa Qualifications Authority
  34. Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council of Sri Lanka
  35. Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
  36. Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan
  37. Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment
  38. Commission on Higher Education
  39. Center for Educational Testing and Quality Assessment
  40. Center for Education Quality Assurance & Research Development (CEQARD)
  41. General Department of Education, Testing and Accreditation (GDETA)



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