Contacts

EQUAL Chairman

  • Irina Sennikova, CEEMAN


EQUAL Vice-Chair

  • Eric Waarts, VSNU - Vereniging van Samenwerkende Nederlandse Universiteiten


EQUAL Secretariat

  • Griet Houbrechts, Consultant-Senior Advisor, Business School Services Unit, EFMD

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The Objectives of EQUAL

EQUAL achieves its mission by:

  1. Promoting the continuous improvement of quality in business and management education training, research and development institutions
  2. Promoting the convergence of quality assurance processes through cooperation between relevant agencies
  3. Participating in the development and facilitation of quality assurance and accreditation systems and assisting in the identification of suitable auditors
  4. Supporting the development of quality assurance across Europe and beyond through the development of national or regional associations and the promotion of good practice
  5. Disseminating information about quality in business and management education, research and development to the international public
  6. Co-operating with international bodies (e.g. the European Commission and other relevant organisations) in the field
  7. Undertaking and sharing the results of research and projects of mutual interest and value to members
  8. Agreeing on shared policy positions for example in the form of EQUAL guidelines and position statements

 

Key Achievements of EQUAL

  • Establishment of EQUAL as an independent association in June 1996
  • Enlargement of EQUAL to include new members
  • Creation and management of a thematic network involving all 15 member states and most of the accession countries of the European Union with funding by the European Commission under the Socrates Thematic Network Projects (from 1996 to 1999 and from 2000 to 2002)
  • European Quality link EQUAL-SOCRATES Dissemination Conference, 26-28 May 2002, Helsinki, Finland
  • Drafting of the "Dynamic Model for Quality Development", which served as the basis for the design of the EQUIS accreditation system
  • See also EQUAL documents

Who are the members ?

Full membership is open to national, regional and international associations, primarily in Europe, which meet the membership criteria set by EQUAL. These criteria are based on the demonstration of national or regional experience and legitimacy to include:


a)Participation in their membership of top institutions and widespread credibility within their community
b)Evidence of continuous support for management development institutions in pursuit of their mission.

Full members


Chair

  • Irina Sennikova, CEEMAN


Vice-Chair

  • Eric Waarts, Vereniging van Samenwerkende Nederlandse Universiteiten (VSNU)
 

EQUAL Secretariat

  • Griet Houbrechts, Consultant-Senior Advisor, Business School Services Unit, EFMD
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