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International, Accreditation

After carrying out institutional evaluations in February 2017, Hcéres has accredited, for five years without conditions – in accordance with the criteria adopted by its Board – four major Vietnamese engineering and technology universities: Hanoi University of Science and Technology, National University of Civil Engineering, Danang University of Science and Technology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology.

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Quality assurance

The CIEP, CTI and Hcéres are pleased with the work they have carried out jointly with a view to bringing together, with the CEFDG and the CCN-IUT, the main organisations involved in quality assurance in France and to presenting the situation to representatives of foreign agencies at the inaugural lecture to the Annual General Meeting of the European Association of Quality Assurance agencies (ENQA) on 25 October.

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The prevention of conflicts of interest is central to the ethical principles that govern Hcéres’ activities. Although everyone knows the words “conflict” and “interests”, is anyone able to give a precise definition of the expression? Hcéres offers a response in a short video. By defining the concept, the video reminds viewers of the ethical framework within which the High Council works. It uses examples to encourage people to identify, detect and report any risks of a conflict of interest to Hcéres.

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Quality assurance

The objective of the High Council for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (Hcéres) and the Commission des titres d’ingénieur (CTI) is to improve the French system for quality assurance in higher education, using the European framework (European Standard & Guidelines, ESG) as a basis. While respecting the prerogatives entrusted by law to each evaluation body, the CTI and Hcéres wish to improve their efficiency while simplifying the work of the institutions. This is the objective of the cooperation framework agreement signed on 23 September 2016.

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