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Expression of Interest

The quality assurance agency (QAA) should submit an expression of interest (EOI) to the APQN Secretariat requesting an external review against the APQR Criteria, incorporating the Chiba Principles as well as INQAAHE Guidelines of Good Practice. The QAA must provide initial evidence that it is eligible for the review by stating its motivation for the review and documenting its membership of APQN or other evidence of meeting the first of the review criteria. The QAA must have operated for at least 2 years before a review can be undertaken.

An EOI can be submitted at any time during the year. Following a preliminary review by the APQR Secretary, and if found complete and appropriate, the application is forwarded to the APQR Council.

The EOI should consist of the following items, as shown in the template that follows:

  • Name of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
  • Contact details
  • Basic Information about the QAA
  • Motivation for Seeking a Review
  • Proposed the Review Schedule


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Dissolving Boundaries For A Quality Region

The AGM of the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) has endorsed a proposal for the establishment of the Asia-Pacific Quality Register (APQR) as part of its Decennial agenda in 2012. APQR would be a register of external quality assurance agencies (QAAs) that demonstrated certain thresholds of maturity. An independent external review by peers would be the backbone of the APQR.

APQR came into effect from January 2015, and the first meeting of APQR Council was held in Kunming, China during 17‐19 April, 2015. The first formal review for the APQR was conducted for the Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC) in Suva during 24-26 June, 2015.