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Dear APQN member:
Please note that the registered participants of APQN Conference 2019 will be offered gratis visa (maximum valid period is two weeks only) which is given on arrival basis and free of charge.
Please submit your imformation at: http://www.apqn2019srilanka.lk/visa_form.php 

APQN Online Registration is Open now!


Dear APQN members,

Greeting from APQN Secretariat!

Welcome you to 2019 APQN Annual Conference(AAC) and AGM!

We are glad to tell you that online registration is open now, please go to the following linage to register:


Note: For those who wan to visit SIGIRIYA ( UNESCO World Heritage Site) from 05:00-17;00 on March 28, you should arrive in Colombo on March 27.

Looking forward to meeting you in 2019 AAC in Colombo, Sri Lanka!


Administrator: Zhang Lingfei





2019 APQN Academic Conference (AAC) and Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Quality Assurance in the Asia-Pacific Region:

Insight into the Future

(March 28-31, 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Call for Papers for 2019 APQN Academic Conference

1. Background

APQN Academic Conference (AAC) and Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the main annual event for discussing and advancing quality assurance in higher education throughout the Asia-Pacific Region. The Board of APQN is delighted to announce that the next AAC and AGM will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on March 28-31, 2019. The University Grants Commission (hereinafter referred to as “UGC”), Sri Lanka will host this great event.

The target audience for the AAC and AGM is primarily those associated with quality assurance in the Asia-Pacific region. It includes APQN Members and Observers, the Board, the Committees and the Project Groups. In addition, other higher education institutions, agencies, organizations working in the field of quality assurance in the whole world are welcome to attend AAC events that are open to all registered delegates except the AGM which is for APQN members only.

2. Conference Themes

The main theme of the 2019 AAC is:

Quality Assurance in the Asia-Pacific Region: Insight into the Future

The sub-themes are:

1)Innovative approaches to the development of internal QA: transforming challenges into opportunities;

2) Application of new technologies in evaluation and accreditation of programs, Institutes and long distance;

3) Cultural diversity and its implications for the quality of Cross Border higher education;

4) Role of institutions and students in the enhancement of Quality Culture in higher education.

You are invited to submit papers on a topic of your choice related to one of the topics above. Ideas fortopics can be drawn from the list of theme and sub-themes, or can be of your own choice. Pleaseindicate how your selected topic relates to the theme of the Conference.

Interested persons can register at AAC 2019 website. The registration fee is USD 300. Hotel accommodation during the conference should be borne by the participants themselves. Refreshments and lunch during the conference will be provided by the local organizer.

3. Guidelines for paper submissions

  1. Papers should be no more than 3000 words in length, including the appendices, tables, illustrations and photographs, plus an abstract of up to 200 words and abio-sketch of 100 words with one photo of the author.The paper must be in English.
  2. Papers will be reviewed by a review
  3. If your paper is selected for presentation, it is expected that you will have: 15 minutes for presentation; 2)10 minutes for questions/discussion
  4. If accepted and presented at the AAC 2019, your paper will be published in “2019 AAC Proceedings” published by the APQN after the conference. Your permission for publishing will be requested.

It will be highly appreciated if you could submit your paper (in Word Version) early to both the APQN Secretariat and the local organizer at:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.at the same time by the 30stNovember 2019.

4. Timeline - key dates and events

The following dates should be remember:

Time Key event
May 30, 2018 Call for Papers for 2019 APQN Academic Conference(AAC)
June 30, 2018 Online Registration is open
June 30, 2017

1. Call for 2019 Staff Capacity Building

2. Call for 2019 Applications for Sponsorship

3. Call for Nominations for 2019 APQN Awards

4. Call for the Host of the Applications for Hosting 2020 AAC and AGM

November 30, 2018

1. Deadline for 2019 Call for Paper

2. Deadline for 2019 Staff Capacity Building

3. Deadline for Nominations for 2019 APQN Awards

4. Deadline for 2019 applications for Sponsorship

5.Deadline for the Host of the Applications for Hosting 2020 AAC and AGM

6. Call for the 100-word bio-sketch with a photo of the registers for “Participant Booklet”

February 25, 2019 Deadline for online registration and payment
March 28, 2019 1st Board meeting and registration is open in Colombo, Sri Lanka
March 29-30, 2019 2019 APQN Academic Conference(AAC) and Annual General Meeting(AGM) in Colombo, Sri Lanka
March 31, 2019 Half-day city tour in the morning in Colombo

If your paper is accepted for presentation in the 2019 APQN Conference and AGM, all distribution of supplementary material to the audience will be your responsibility.

5. Tentative Program

Day, Time Agenda
Day-1(March 28, 2019)
13:00- Registration
16:00-19:30 Board meetings (Board members only)
Day-2 (March 29, 2019)
08:00-09:00 Registration
09:00-10:30 Opening
10:30-12:30 Keynote Speech -1
Plenary Sesion-1
13:30-18:00 Plenary Sesion-2
Parallel Sessions1-2; Workshop 1
18:00-20:00 Welcome Dinner
APQN Quality Award Ceremony
Day-3 (March 30, 2019)
09:00-12:30 Keynote Speech-2
Plenary Sesion-3
Parallel Session 3-4;Workshop 2
13:30-14:30 Plenary Sesion-4
14:30-15:30 Closing
15:30-16:30 Annual General Meeting (APQN members only)
16:30-18:00 The 2nd  Board Meeting
Day-4 (March 31, 2019)
08:30-13:00 City tour to Colombo, Sri Lanka

6. Copyright Clause

Contributors (including co-authors) submittheir conference papers on the following copyright basis, if selected for inclusion in the Program:

1) The contributor hereby grants the publisher (APQN) a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to print, publish, reproduce or distribute the work throughout the world by all means of expression, including electronic format, for the purposes of 2019 AAC and AGM. The author further grants the publisher the right to use the author's name in association with the work in published form and in promotional materials. Copyright of the work remains in the author's name and the author reserves all other rights.

2) The author agrees not to use the work in any way that implies that the publisher endorses any practice or procedure described in the work.

3) The author represents and warrants that the work:

does not violate any copyright or intellectual property right of any person or entity;

contains no material that is libelous, defamatory or otherwise unlawful; and

meets ethical standards applicable to the research discipline.

4) The author shall indemnify and hold the publisher harmless against loss or expenses arising from breach of any such warranties.

By submitting a paper for delivery in the APQN Conference and AGM, the author agrees to the terms and conditions within this document.

7. Further Information

Registration: You can register for this event through the website. Online registration will soon open and will close on the last day of February, 2019.

Contact Details

1. Prof Deepthi C. Bandara (Chair of the Local organizing Committee)

Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council, University Grants Commission (UGC),

Tel: 0094 11 3056444; Fax: 0094 11 2693054; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Web: www.ugc.ac.lk

Add.: 20, Ward Place, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka

2. Mr. Zhang Lingfei (APQN Administrator)

Tel: +86-21-5403 2285; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; URL: http://www.apqn.org/events/;  

Add.: No. 202, South Shaanxi Road, Shanghai, China

3. Prof. Dr. Jianxin Zhang (APQN President, Chair of the Programme Committee)

Tel: +86 871 68326631; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; URL:http://www.apqn.org/

Add.: No. 2, CuiHu BeiLu, Yunnan Higher Education Evaluation Center(YHEEC), Kunming, China


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