Monday 14 March 2016


Saudi Arabian universities look to Cardiff for quality assurance skills

Representatives from 14 universities in Saudi Arabia are visiting universities in Cardiff to learn how top quality science courses are delivered.

Saudi university professors and deans will visit Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University on Monday, 14 March. The visit will focus on how the universities develop and sustain top quality, higher education science programmes.

The visit has been arranged by the British Council and Saudi Arabia’s quality assurance agency for higher education, the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA).

Director of British Council Wales, Jenny Scott, said: “The NCAAA want to introduce Saudi academics to universities offering excellent science and technology courses. Currently quality assurance and accreditation are priorities for Saudi’s higher education institutions. The visit will introduce the delegates to the Welsh university sector, in particular its quality assurance systems. It will help them to identify good practice and we hope be a foundation for future partnerships between Welsh and Saudi universities.”

The visit is part of the three year Global Wales programme that sees Wales’s nine universities, British Council, Universities Wales and Welsh Government working together to increase inward and outward mobility, international research collaboration and strategic partnerships in Welsh higher education.

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