Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

Membership Type: Institutional
Email: qec@lums.edu.pk
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 1985
Countries/regions/states of operation: Pakistan

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Prof.
First Name: Arshad
Surname: Ahmad
Job Title: Vice Chancellor
Phone: +92 42 3560 8000
Fax: +92 42 3572 5048
Email Id: vc@lums.edu.pk

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

First Name: Mavra
Surname: Mushtaq
Job Title: Manager QEC
Email Id: mavra.mushtaq@lums.edu.pk

Organisation Details

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Address: D.H.A, Lahore Cantt. 54792, Lahore
Pakistan
Website: https://lums.edu.pk/

Additional Contacts

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: Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is a leading institute of Pakistan and to maintain and enhance the quality of its academic programs it is encouraging a ‘culture of quality’ within LUMS. It has formed a Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) whose job is to perform activities related to quality of learning, research, management and governance at LUMS and to ensure consistency and excellence in all activities performed by the entire LUMS community. QEC is collaborating with stakeholders and trying to adopt best practices to go above and beyond mere compliance with an emphasis on developing an effective quality assurance system at Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Notification of establishment of QEC is attached as documentary evidence.
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency: Attached letter of recommendation from Quality Assurance Agency, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan

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
Applicable Only For Associate Members

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
Applicable Only For Intermediate Members

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)
  • $200 Member Fee: Associate Member
I will be applying for support for: None

Documents Submitted









LUMS-QEC-15-1.pdf






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