In the era of globalization, ‘new’ policy issues appear in the process of Quality Assurance in Higher Education Institutions such as public confidence, the way of sharing academic values(institutional autonomy, academic freedom, equity and inclusion), international cooperation and involvement of students in governance of Higher Education Institutions. The QA agencies are increasingly expected to respond to these ‘new’ challenges, together with policy makers, in order to promote, protect and consolidate these values.
This article focuses on the solutions of building a strong public confidence in Higher Education Institutions as autonomous scientific institutions that promote academic freedom, integrity and reliable evidence. On the other hand, we are concentrated on the role of QA to build an international quality culture, through shaping, safeguarding and promoting shared values.
This paper was presented at EQAF and reflects the views of the named authors only.