Constitution - Purposes

II. Purposes

4.    The purposes of APQN are:
     4.1.    to promote good practice in the maintenance and improvement of quality in higher education in the Asia-Pacific region;
     4.2.    to facilitate research in the region into the practice of quality management in higher education and its effectiveness in improving the quality of higher education in the region;
     4.3.    to provide advice and expertise to assist the development of new quality assurance agencies in the region;
     4.4.    to facilitate links between quality assurance agencies and acceptance of each others' decisions and judgements;
     4.5.    to assist members of APQN to determine standards of institutions operating across national borders;
     4.6.    to permit better-informed international recognition of qualifications throughout the region;
     4.7.    to assist in the development and use of credit transfer schemes to enhance the mobility of students between institutions both within and across national borders;
     4.8.    to enable members of APQN to be alert to dubious accrediting practices and organisations; and
     4.9.    where appropriate, represent the region and promote the interests of the region, e.g. vis-à-vis other networks and international organisations.

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