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Quality in higher education


  • Roxana Sîrbu

    () (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)

  • Antonia Cristiana Scurtulescu

    () (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)

  • Crina Raluca Bucur


The European concern regarding quality assurance in higher education emerged in 1994-1995, when the European Commission initiated a project meant to experiment a common model of education assessment in member states. Currently, the European Commission has become the coordinator of a European network in the area of quality, the purpose of which is to develop a generally acceptable and viable common framework for all the academic institutions in the EU. Quality assurance in higher education can be defined as a range of policies, systems and processes meant to maintain and enhance educational quality, relying on analyses and comparisons between targeted and actual results, with a view to identifying the shortcomings. In Romania, the legal framework for ensuring quality in higher education is provided by Law no. 87/2006, by Ordinance no. 3928/21.04.2005 issued by the Ministry of Education and Research, and by the Methodology of Foreign Assessment of the Romanian Agency of Quality Assurance in Higher Education.

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  • Roxana Sîrbu & Antonia Cristiana Scurtulescu & Crina Raluca Bucur, 2007. "Quality in higher education," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 9(22), pages 41-46, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:amfeco:v:9:y:2007:i:22:p:41-46

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    1. Mariana Nicolae, 2015. "The quality of the educational process at university department level – a community of practice view," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 17(39), pages 815-815, May.

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    Quality in Higher; Education; quality Assurance; The World Declaration on Higher Education for the 21st Century.;

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    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General


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