Ensuring Quality in Cross-Border Higher Education
Implementing the UNESCO/OECD Guidelines
In the past decade, many countries have designed explicit internationalisation policies
for their higher education systems, acknowledging the benefits of international exposure
to prepare students for a globalising economy as well as the many opportunities of
cross-border mobility for innovation, improvement and capacity development in higher
education and in the economy.
Cases of fraud and opportunistic behaviour have shown that these promises come with
risks for students and other tertiary education stakeholders though. It is precisely
to help all stakeholders to minimise these risks and strengthen the dynamics of openness,
collaboration and transparency across countries that UNESCO and OECD jointly developed
the Guidelines for Quality Provision in Cross-Border Higher Education.
This book monitors the extent to which tertiary education stakeholders complied with
the Guidelines in 2014. It will be of interest to policy makers, leaders of tertiary
education institutions and quality assurance agencies, as well as to academics and
other parties interested in higher education and its internationalisation.
Published on November 19, 2015Also available in: French