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Title: Systematisation of international quality and accreditation of higher education in the world
Author: Zeidan, Mohamed Al-Sayed Ibrahim Salim
ISNI:       0000 0004 5354 4562
Awarding Body: University of Exeter
Current Institution: University of Exeter
Date of Award: 2014
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This PhD thesis is structured in two phases. The first phase looks to an enhancement of the current operations in the development of quality through creating a systematisation of quality of higher education in the world. The second phase theorises this systematisation using systems analysis and design methodology based on seven levels of analysis: individual; programme; department/faculty; institutional; national; regional; and the world level. This analytical approach generates theories about systems and applications. The investigation reaches the conclusion that establishing a United Nations Organisation for Systematisation of Quality would constitute a final stage in the systematisation process of international quality and accreditation of higher education in the world. However, the proposed organisation would not be a substitute organisation for national and/or regional agencies and networks of quality but would complement them by creating systematic understanding of quality in the world. The thesis offers a practical contribution to the international improvement of higher education institutions across the globe.
Supervisor: Osberg, Deborah; Freathy, Rob Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Systematisation ; Quality ; Accreditation ; Higher Education