Aamodt, P.O., & Hovdhaugen, E., NIFU STEP, Norway, Assessing higher education learning outcomes as a result of institutional and individual characteristics

Adelman, C., Senior Associate, Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), Looking for Performance Measures in Bologna–and Elsewhere

Amaral, A.,  Director, Institution Centro de Investigação de Políticas de Ensino Superior (CIPES) and Rosa, M.J.,  Supra-national accreditation, trust and institutional autonomy

Azevedo, A.,  F.H. Joanneum, Austria, Gomezlj, D., University of Primorska, Slovenia, Andrews, A., Higson, H.,  Aston Business School, England, Caballero, A.,  Claes Fornell International, Spain, The impact of learning outcomes in business education: Assessing value, relevance and graduate ability in a multi-country study of employers and business graduates

Basheka, B., Head of Higher Degrees department/lecturer, Uganda Management Institute, Value for money and efficiency in Higher Education systems of developing countries: resources management and effective management of higher education systems in Uganda

Basri, E., OECD, The mobility of researchers

Blyth, A., OECD, Facilities for Higher Education

Bouter, L., Rector, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands, Knowledge as Public Property: The Societal Relevance of Scientific Research

Brink, C., Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle University, UK, “Standards will drop” -  and other fears about widening participation

Campbell, S., Pro Vice Chancellor, Univeristy of Western Sydney, Assessment reform as a stimulus for quality improvement in university learning and teaching: an Australian case study

Chalmers, D.,  Professor Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Teaching and learning quality indicators in Australian universities

Coates, H., Principal Research Fellow, Australian Council for Educational Research, Australia, What’s the difference? A model for measuring the value added by higher education

Cunningham, A., Vice President for Research and Programs, Institute for Higher Education Policy, Washington, USA


Donoghue, S. and Kennerly, M., Strategy Project Group , University of Leeds, Our Journey Towards World Class: Leading Transformational Strategic Change

Eckel, P., American Council on Education, USA, Reclaiming Public Confidence in a Competitive Environment: The Views of U.S. College and University Presidents

El-Khawas, E., Professor of Education Policy, George Washington University, Defining the role of academics in accountability

Ewell, P., Vice President at the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), USA

Fajonyomi, A., Department of Continuing Education and Extension Services, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, Institutional leadership quality and selection: an uncovered factor in the outcomes of Higher Education

Federkeil, G., CHE- Centre for Higher Education Development, Graduate Surveys as a Measure in University Rankings

Garnett, H.M.,   Charles Darwin University; Professor Göran Roos Intellectual Capital Services, London and Pike, S., Intellectual Capital Services London, Reliable, Repeatable Assessment for Determining Value and Enhancing Efficiency and Effectiveness in Higher Education

Gurría, A., Secretary-General of the OECD, Presentation of the launch of the OECD publication "Education at a Glance": Highlights on Higher Education

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Hughes, R., Director, Centre for English Language Education, University of Nottingham UK, International collaborations and the effects of rankings

Hazelkorn, E., Director of Research and Enterprise, and Dean of the Graduate School; Director, Higher Education Policy Research Unit, Ireland, Dublin Institute of Technology, Reputation and Ranking – The Impact on Institutional Strategy and Behaviour of International Ranking Tables

Hénard, F., OECD, Early findings of the review on quality and relevance of teaching in higher education

Kahn, A., President, Paris Descartes University, France, Dinner speech

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Kaneko, M., Professor, University of Tokyo, The Case for Systematic Monitoring of Learning Processes: Beyond the Politics of Outcome Measurement

Kaparou, M.,  Course Tutor, Technological Educational Institution of Chalkis, Greece; Kaimakamis, G., Course Tutor, Technological Educational Institution of Chalkis, Greece; Panta, M., Head of Department, Technological Educational Institution of Chalkis, Greece, Quality Assurance in the light of the ENQA policy in Greek Technological Educational Institutions (TEI) :Challenges and Prospects

Knowlton, N., SMART TechnologiesPedagogy, Technology and Value: Creating High-Tech Efficiencies in Higher Education

Landeros, J., Director, Centre for Inter National Education, Universidad La Salle, Mexico

Malandra, G., Vice Chancellor for Strategic Management for the fifteen-campus University of Texas System, The University of Texas accountability process

Massaro, V.,  Professorial Fellow, LH Martin Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Management, University of Melbourne, Cui bono? - The Relevance and Impact of Quality Assurance

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Marginson, S.,  Professor of Higher Education, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Martins, J.O.,  OECD, The Policy Determinants of Investment in Tertiary Education

McCormick, A.C.,  Director, National Survey of Student Engagement, Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Education, Assessing and Improving Undergraduate Teaching and Learning in the United States: The National Survey of Student Engagement

Onsman, A., Associate Professor, Coordinator of Academic Development Programs, Monash University, Australia, League Tables: what chance of promotion or relegation?

Parkin, A., Associate Executive Director, Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation, Improving the Success of Students At Risk of Dropping Out: A Report on Ongoing Research Experiments in Canada

Pedro, F., OECD, Open Educational Resources: the challenge for Higher Education

Purcell, W., Vice-Chancellor, University of Plymouth, UK, Balancing the needs and expectations of society with the autonomy of higher education institutions

Puukka, J., OECD, OECD reviews of higher education in regional development

Salmi, J., Coordinator, The World Bank, USA, The Growing Accountability Agenda: Progress or Mixed Blessing?

Santiago, P., OECD, Thematic Review of Tertiary Education Policy

Schomburg, H., Senior Researcher, International Centre for Higher Education Research Kassel (INCHER-Kassel) and Teichler, U., Professor International Centre for Higher Education Research Kassel (INCHER-Kassel), Employment Outcomes of Young Graduates in Europe and Japan – Empirical Evidence from CHEERS and REFLEX

Stav, S.G., Director General of the Israel Council for Higher Education, and Eizman, G., Council for Higher Education (CHE) of Israel, Budgeting - A Powerful Tool for Enhancement of Quality and Efficiency in Higher Education

Tremblay, K., Senior Survey Manager, OECD Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) feasibility study

Dirk Van Damme, Head of OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), Convergence and/or Diversity? The Argument of Transparency

van Vught, F., Member of the Group of Policy Advisors of the President of the European Commission, president of the Center for Strategic Management of Universities (Esmu), President of the Netherlands’ House for Education and Research (Nether), member of the Board of the European University association (EUA), Institutional Diversity and Transparency: Classifying European Institutions of Higher Education

Verkleij, A.,  and Vingerling,P.,  VU University of Amsterdam, Minimizing  the number of data to evaluate completion rates in academic programmes

Vincent-Lancrin, S., OECD, University Futures

Walters, C., Group Manager, Higher Education Group, Department of Education, Science and Training, Australia, New directions being pursued by Australia in the area of higher education policy

Wagenaar, R., Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, University of Groningen, Netherlands

West, P., Secretary to the University of Strathclyde, UK

Westerheijden, D.F., CHEPS, University of Twente, Netherlands, Can’t Get No Satisfaction? Promises and Problems of the CHE Ranking in Comparing Student Satisfaction between Germany, the Netherlands and Flanders

Zervakis, P.A., Head of Bologna Centre, German Rector's Office, Proposing common standards for implementing learning outcomes in decentralized curricular development

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