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Developing a national credit transfer framework for the Kingdom of Bhutan

A project supported by UNESCO through funding by the Republic of Korea Funds-in-Trust, aimed at developing a flexible and robust credit transfer framework for the Kingdom of Bhutan to support flexible learning pathways and mobility across institutions, sectors and internationally. 


The project involved working closely together with the Bhutan Qualifications and Professionals Certification Authority (BQPCA) and a working group composed of representatives from the HE and TVET sectors in Bhutan to identify challenges and opportunities and develop a credit transfer framework responsive to the local context and local needs and informed by international best practice

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International Education Hubs: a comparative study (in progress)

An independent comparative study of different education hubs operating models

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Italy – UK cooperation in higher education:
a study of challenges and opportunities

A project undertaken on behalf of British Council Italy, aimed at exploring the challenges and opportunities for UK-Italy relations in higher education, with a particular focus on the implications of Brexit and TNE.

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Inter-agency cooperation in the quality assurance of transnational education: challenges and opportunities

This project, undertaken by F. Trifiro with funding from INQAAHE the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE), aimed at investigating the challenges and limits to cross-border cooperation in the quality assurance of transnational education. It builds on the QACHE Toolkit developed to foster cooperation between quality assurance agencies in quality assuring TNE. The study, published in Quality in Higher Education, extract recommendations to agencies to help them developing viable strategies for inter-agency cooperation, identifying concrete ways in which they might or might not be able to cooperate across borders.

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