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Quality of Higher Education, v1 p158-165 2004

This article deals with the issue of developing an efficient study quality assurance system in higher education. The issue of quality assurance is analysed in the context of the Lithuanian higher education integration into the common European Higher Education Area. The author explores the relevance of a study quality issue, presents an overview of internal and external quality assurance mechanisms and study programme accreditation issues. The final part of the article highlights the importance of external assessment and presents the guidelines for its development.

Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Quality Control, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Accreditation (Institutions), Guidelines, Institutional Evaluation

Vytautas Magnus University, Centre for Quality of Studies. South Daukanto g. 27-314, Kaunas, LT-44249, Lithuania. Tel: +370-37-327973; Fax: +370-37-327973; e-mail: zur+amk[at]; Web site:

Author: Stumbrys, Eugenijus



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