"Quality Assurance, Qualifications, and Recognition: Fostering Trust in a Globalised World"

09:00 - 16:00 INQAAHE Committee and Board Meeting
09:00 - 16:00 Conference Registration
09:30 - 12:00 Workshop 1
Workshop 2
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:30 Workshop 3
Workshop 4
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00 Networks Meeting
17:00 - 19:00 Conference Opening Reception
Conference Tour

Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya and Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
28th March, 2019
08:00 - 16:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:30 Welcome Address
Keynote Speeches
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Plenary Session 1
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:30 Session 1
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 - 16:00 Plenary Session 2
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00 Session 2
20:00 - 22:00 Gala Dinner
Conference Tour

Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya and Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
28th March, 2019
08:00 - 16:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:00 Plenary Session 3
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00 Session 3
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Plenary Session 4
14:00 - 14:30 Coffee Break
14:30 - 16:00 Session 4
16:00 - 17:00 General Assembly
17:00 - 17:30 Closing Remarks and Closing Ceremony
Conference Tour

Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya and Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
28th March, 2019

Detailed Programme

Welcome to the INQAAHE Conference 2019

Welcome to the INQAAHE 15th Biennial Conference 2019, in the island of Sri Lanka. The Conference, from 25th to 28th March 2019, is proudly hosted by the University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka, with the support of the Ministry of City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education of Sri Lanka.

The Conference theme this year is ‘Quality Assurance, Qualifications and Recognition: Fostering Trust in a Globalized World’. The Conference objective would be to provide a trusted and quality platform for knowledge sharing on some current and pertinent issues for all QA agencies which will be confronted in the following plenary sessions:

Plenary Session 1: New technologies, innovation and quality assurance: how to consider QA and its key principles in a world of disruptive technology and change in the Academy.

Plenary Session 2: Thinking and acting globally: the role of QA in qualifications frameworks and student and talent mobility: challenges and opportunities

Plenary Session 3: Ensuring and promoting trust in a globalized context

Plenary Session 4: Challenges and Solutions to Recognition Issues: new opportunities for a QA contribution to recognition within the frame of global developments.

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful island with its 1,600 km coastline and tropical beaches. This culturally-rich, biologically rich land is filled with historic monuments and ancient civilization.

More importantly, we look forward to your active participation and engagement in making this year’s event a part of the continual success for our global movement to strengthen the quality assurance in higher education.

Call for papers and poster presentations

INQAAHE invites proposals for papers and poster for presentation during the 2019 INQAAHE Conference Quality Assurance, Qualifications and Recognition: Fostering Trust in a Globalised World.

Papers or posters may be either presentation of research or best practice experience based on a previous or newly introduced best practice or research. The best presentations should be interactive with a high level of participant engagement. Research-based presentations should include the appropriate research design and scientific methodology. Paper and poster proposals will be assessed by members of the Conference Program Committee for compliance with the criteria for acceptance. Please check the Call for Paper and Poster Proposals for further information.


Submission of draft Papers and Posters proposals deadline:


Notification of acceptance to Paper/Poster contributors:


Submission of final version of Papers & Posters:


Publication of the conference materials:


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INQAAHE Conference 2019 Secretariat

University Grants Commission

20, Ward Place, Colombo 07,

Sri Lanka

+ 94 113 056 886