These Guidelines for Quality Enhancement in European Joint Master Programmes are addressed to all higher education institutions either considering or actually running joint programmes. It is the outcome of the follow-up to EUA’s 2003-2004 Joint Masters Project, which highlighted a number of challenges to be tackled in Europe in the years ahead. Foremost among these is the challenge for institutions to assume responsibility for enhancing the quality of their programmes through a more robust and systematic approach.
The EUA Joint Masters Project report identifies a number of crucial issues related to quality, arising from the sometimes weak anchoring of joint programmes within institutions. Indeed, as the articulation of responsibilities within and between institutions can be problematic for joint programmes, it becomes difficult for them to find a stable place in an emerging European system whose national components are in a state of flux and transition.9-0810-6982-9