Quality assurance and governance

World Bank/ Ministry of higher education in Tunisia, January 2015, Entrepreneurship in higher education, Tunis.

TEMPUS conference Go-Univ: keynoter on "Codes of governance and quality assurance", Marrakech, Morocco, July 2014.

AMAQUEN General conference, Role of students in quality assurance in Europe, 17-19 December 2013, Morocco.

UPAEP University, International conference on leadership /innovation at the university, Puebla, Mexico (April 2013).

A3ES (QA Agency Portugal): International Conference "Recent trends in quality assurance", keynoter on "assessment of learning outcomes and impacts for QA assessments", 11-13 October 2012, Porto.

Thessalonica University –"Quality Assurance in Higher Education", keynoter on "Quality assurance, global trends", 28-29 September 2011, Larissa, Greece.

European Quality Assurance Forum, speaker on "University governance and quality assurance: what is at stake?" 18-20 November 2010, Lyon, France.

Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance in Higher Education, keynoter on "Quality assurance-what are the global trends and perspectives?" 27-29 May 2010, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Centre for National University Finance and Management (Japan) – Forum on "Helping Universities to be Effective and Viable", keynoter on "Roles of facilitation agencies in higher education worldwide", 1-4 November 2010, Tokyo, Japan.

World Bank- Centre for Mediterranean Integration-conference on "Universities as key institutional partners for developing good governance practices in MENA", speaker on "Trends and issues on University Governance and Quality Assurance", 16-17 December 2009, Marseille, France.

UNESCO-International Institute for Educational Planning summer university on "Transparency, responsibility and measures preventing corruption in education", speaker on "Governance models and quality in higher education systems", 1 October 2008, Paris, France.

Association for Quality Management of Morocco (December 2012), keynoter on Developing innovation in teaching and learning at the university, Casablanca, Morocco.

OECD Workshop on "Regional and City Development roundtable: Universities for skills, entrepreneurship, innovation and growth", 19-20 September 2012, Paris.

Universities and Colleges Employers Association-"Managing the academic workforce", keynoter on academic mobility, 3-4 July 2012, London, UK.

The Economic and Social Research Council -"The Pedagogic Quality and Inequality in University First Degrees Project", 8 November 2011, London, UK.

Slovenian Ministry of Higher Education, Seminar on quality teaching in higher education, round table on prospective governmental quality policies, 17 November 2011, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The German Rectors Association (HRK) –"New Perspectives for Master Study Programmes in Europe", panellist on "Matching students with Master programmes", 25-26 October 2011, Berlin, Germany.

Universidad Nacional de Mexico (UNAM) lecturer, 17-22 June 2010, Mexico City, Mexico.

International Labour Office-UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of Recommendations concerning Teaching Personnel (CEART), speaker on "Academic Workforce", 28 Sept. 2009, Paris.

European Quality Assurance Forum – "Quality Assurance systems, teaching and learning outcomes", speaker on "Quality Assurance and Quality Teaching" 20-22 November 2008, Budapest, Hungary.

Indicators for Mapping and Profiling Internationalisation, keynoter on "Which international assessment of learning outcomes?" 10 May 2012, Brussels, Belgium.

Aix-Marseille Université-keynoter on "AHELO first findings", 2012, Aix-en-Provence, France.

OECD conference on "Internationalisation for job creation and economic growth", keynoter on "AHELO- spotlight on the American continent", 12-13 April 2012, New York City, USA.

Quality Teaching and Learning Outcomes

OECD What Works Conference on Maximasing the student experience: organisation and moderation of the conference (34 countries, 80 participants), 8-9 April 2014, Paris. Report released in Dec 2014.

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Annual Conference: OECD Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes- early findings and impacts for US Higher Education, 28-31 January 2013, Washington DC, USA.

MENA-Association of Institutional Research, keynoter on "Assessing Learning Outcomes at a Time of Changing Higher Education", 14-15 October 2011, Cairo, Egypt.

Going Global conference 2010, panellist on global rankings, 24-26 March 2010, London, UK.

ABET-International Leadership Colloquium on Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Assessment in Higher Education, ABET, panellist, 15-16 June 2010, Madrid, Spain.

European Association of International Education (EAIE), speaker on "Assessment of learning outcomes", 17-18 September 2010, Nantes, France.

European Association of International Education (EAIE), panellist on "Universities go public: classification, ranking and learning outcomes", 18 September 2009, Madrid, Spain.

INQAAHE 10th biennial Conference, speaker on "learning outcomes and international rankings", 2009, Abu Dhabi, UAE.


Campus France, Jakarta (April 2013): Quality and student mobility in Asia: what for?

Going Global Conference - British Council - Dubaï, UAE (March 2013). Panel discussion drawing together economic analysis from OECD in identifying links between research output and economic growth, collaboration networks, brain circulation and talent migration.

Mexican Association for International Education, lecturer on the interplay between governments and universities strategies, Ensenada, Mexico, 7-9 November 2012.

European Association for International Education - Dialogue on "Leadership and the modernization of higher education, Dublin, Ireland, 14 September 2012.

Council on European Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER), keynoter on "Higher Education at a time of globalisation-new trends", 20 October 2011, Turin, Italy.

International Partnerships in Higher Education, keynoter on "International partnerships in the OECD area", 23 March 2011, London.

British Council / Vision-The Italian think tank, "The Future of the Universities in the Global Market of Ideas", panellist, 13-14 April 2011, Perugia, Italy.

Irish Council of International Students, keynoter on "International mobility: Lessons learned from OECD data", 11 June 2009, Dublin, Ireland.

ANECA (Spanish quality assurance agency) -"The internationalisation of the universities" panellist on "Scenarios for evaluation: a global dimension", 7 July 2009, Santander, Spain.