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Welcome to INQAAHE Forum 2016

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Ni Sa Bula. Fiji warmly welcomes you all to her shores.

The Fiji Higher Education Commission has taken pride in hosting INQAAHE Biennial Forum from May 22nd – 24th, 2016 at InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa with the theme "Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Challenging Times".

FHEC Chair's Message

Dr. Milika Sobey

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Forum being held in the 25th year of INQAAHE. The Forum whose theme is on “Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Challenging Times” is to be held from 22nd – 24th May, 2016 at The InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa in Natadola, Fiji. The INQAAHE Forum, an annual event, is an international collaboration on topics of the future direction of Quality Assurance in Higher Education.

Globalisation brings each of us closer together, presenting new and different challenges and opportunities. The event is anticipated to draw over 100 member agencies, provide a platform for professional development and allow meaningful networking and knowledge-sharing on issues and challenges in higher education.

The FHEC is ecstatic to host the 2016 INQAAHE Forum, an ideal setting for knowledge-sharing and mutual exchange on current quality assurance issues and challenges in higher education, and the opportunity to share the unique cultural flavours of Fiji and the Pacific.

We hope that you will join us in what is sure to be an extraordinary event! We look forward to welcoming you to our homeland.

Dr. Milika Naqasima Sobey

Chairwoman, Fiji Higher Education Commission

INQAAHE President's Message

Dr. Jagannath Patil

Welcome to the 2016 Forum which will be held in FIJI and join the INQAAHE Silver Jubilee celebrations

I am pleased to invite you to the 2016 INQAAHE members’ Forum which coincides with the 25th Anniversary of INQAAHE.

We are thankful to the Fiji Higher Education Commission for graciously hosting the INQAAHE Forum that is to be held in Fiji from 22nd – 24th May, 2016 at The InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa in Natadola, Fiji.

The Forum’s theme on "Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Challenging Times" together with the impressive line-up of speakers is all set to provide you with stimulating debate on issues like:

  • do we do differently because of the changing landscape of HE?
  • consistency of national QA systems.
  • of quality assurance - how can we prove it?

The Forum Organising Committee, chaired by Dr. Maiki Udam who has had the privileged experience of hosting the previous forum that was in Tallinn, Estonia together with the local organising committee at the FHEC comprising of Ms. Charmaine L. Kwan and colleagues are making every effort to provide the INQAAHE members with a great experience. The organisers have made every attempt to keep registration fees at a minimum and your travel to the beautiful islands of Fiji for a worthwhile and memorable experience.

Don’t miss the early discount Registration deadline for the forum and be part of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of INQAAHE that will be hosted amidst the scenic beauty of the Fiji Islands.

Vinaka Vakalevu!

Dr. Jagannath Patil

President, The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE)

News Update

Our team

INQAAHE 2016 Program Committee Members

  1. Maiki Udam - Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education
    Director of Development and International Cooperation
  2. MDr. Yvonnette Marshall - The University Council of Jamaica
    Executive Director
  3. Jawaher Al-Mudhahki - Qualifications and Quality Assurance of Education & Training (QQA-Bahrain)
    Director Chief Executive
  4. Pauline Tang - Accreditation & Benchmarking, THE-ICE, Australia
    Director CEO & Director
  5. Erika Soboleva - AKKORK (Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance and Career Development), Russia
    Director International Affairs Officer
  6. Ms Charmaine Kwan - Fiji Higher Education Commission, Fiji
    Team Leader Executive Office

Local Organising Committee Members

  1. Ms Charmaine Kwan- Convenor
  2. Ms Malini Nair- Technical Advisor Innovation
  3. Ms Setaita Lomani- Secretary
  4. Ms Frentina Andrea - Logistics
  5. Mr Epi Rawalai - Communication
  6. Mr Waisea Rokobera- Logistics
  7. Mr Kushaal Raj- Logistics
  8. Mr Simon Narayan- Logistics
  9. Mr Vuli Vunivola- IT