Higher Education Bureau

Membership Type: Associate
Email: helenalau@gaes.gov.mo
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 1992
Countries/regions/states of operation: macao SAR

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Mr.
First Name: Chio Fai
Surname: Sou
Job Title: Director
Phone: (853) 28345403
Fax: (853) 28322340
Email Id: info@dses.gov.mo

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

First Name: Helena
Surname: Lau
Email Id: helenalau@dses.gov.mo

Organisation Details

Higher Education Bureau (DSES)
Address: Avenida do Dr. Rodrigo Rodrigues n.os 614A - 640, Edifício Long Cheng, 5.o a 7.o andares, Macau (c/entrada pela Rua de Goa, n.o 105)
Macau
Website: www.dses.gov.mo

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Criteria Requirements for Full Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary
education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
3 Criterion: Agency staff, Numbers, Profile, Roles:
Measure: The profile of the staff is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
4 Criterion: Profile of reviewers:
Measure: The profile of the reviewers is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
5 Criterion: Independence:
Measure: The judgements and recommendations of the agency’s reports cannot be changed by third parties
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
6 Criterion: Resources:
Measure: The agency has sufficient resources to run its operations in accordance with its mission statement and objectives
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
7 Criterion: External quality assurance criteria and processes:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
8 Criterion: Quality assurance:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members

Criteria Requirements for Institutional Member

Institutional Member Criteria:
Measure: Institutional Members are institutions of higher education in the region that are in good standing with the relevant quality assurance agency if one exists.
Proof of recognition as a Higher Education Institution: Applicable Only For Institutional Members
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency: Applicable Only For Institutional Members

Criteria Requirements for Associate Member

Associate Member Criteria:
Measure:Associate Members are organisations with a major interest and active involvement in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education, but without the responsibility for assuring the quality of institutions, education programs, or external quality assurance agencies
GAES is a government department of the Macao SAR responsible for coordinating higher education affairs. As we are going to implement Quality Assurance System in the near future, we are interested in joining APQN so as to establish relevant network. At the moment, we are revising the Higher Education Law of Macao, thus will start working on the legislative work in implementing the Quality Assurance System in Macaoâ??s higher education, we hope to establish some connection with Government bodies or Quality Assurance agencies, to learn the latest information and development of Quality Assurance in higher education so as to benefit our implementation of Quality Assurance system in the future.

Criteria Requirements for Intermediate Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: Applicable Only For Intermediate Members
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
Applicable Only For Intermediate Members
3 Criterion: :
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency
We are unable to provide relevant proof as there is no local QA agency in Macao at the moment.

Criteria Requirements for Observer

Criterion For Observers:
Measure: APQN accepts as Observers organisations outside the Asia-Pacific region, including: external quality assurance agencies; institutions with a major interest in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education; other regional networks that have major interests in and strong links with the region
Criteria Requirements for Observer: Applicable Only For Observers

Documentation and Fees

Additional Information: No additional information is required for my application
Upon approval of my application I agree to pay:
  • $500 (Initial Joining Fee: Full Member, Intermediate Member, Associate Member)

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