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National University of Singapore’ Graduate Double Degree and Joint Degree Programmes with Overseas Universities

Here is an updated list of the National University of Singapore’s Graduate Double Degree and Joint Degree Programmes with Overseas Universities.

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International Seminar on Joint Degrees: Final seminar of the JOIMAN (EU) project, 29 Oct 2010

Link here for resources from the International Seminar on Joint Degrees: Final seminar of the JOIMAN (EU) Project, 29 Oct 2010.

These include:

Kris

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Procedures for the Approval and Monitoring of Collaborative Provision (KCL)

King’s College London published an interesting document about issues to consider when establishing collaborative degrees relations with other universities. As they note:

The purpose of the Partnerships Policy is to support the development and management of partnerships in a manner that advances the College’s academic reputation and manages quality assurance, financial and other risks.

Download it here: Procedures for the Approval and Monitoring of Collaborative Provision (August 2009)

 

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Joint Degrees, Dual Degrees, and International Research Collaborations: A Report on the CGS Graduate International Collaborations Project

New report by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS):

Joint Degrees, Dual Degrees, and International Research Collaborations: A Report on the CGS Graduate International Collaborations Project (2010)

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Guidelines for double and joint degree programs between universities in Japan and universities in foreign countries

Hi everyone…a Japanese Ministry viewpoint here:

Guidelines for Building Organized and Continuous Cooperation Including Double and Joint Degree Programs between university in Japan And university in foreign countries (May 2010)

Best,

Kris

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UVIC Guidelines

Here is a newish guidelines document from the University of Victoria (UVIC) in British Columbia about

  • Double degrees
  • Conjoint (joint) programme
  • Dual registration
  • Co-supervision

with some further information and links to sample dual degree etc., programs.

Kris

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College Guidance on Joint Awards

This just arrived, FYI…

College Guidance on Joint Awards

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Diversifying University Studies: Joint Degrees as a New Model of Academic Mobility

Hi there…

Some people in Graz just sent this on to me:

Joint Degrees as New Model

The source is:

http://www.bologna-handbook.com/

Best,

Kris

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A Cornell University response to ‘A question (about universities, global challenges, and an organizational-ethical dilemma)’

A piece from the FT on the challenge with JV to deliver education in foreign countries.

FT_Global _Challenge_JV

François

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More definitions and a new report via Europe

I was contacted by Axel Aerden, NVAO (Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands & Flanders).  He informed me that:

The European Consortium for Accreditation in Higher Education (ECA) recently published a report [The recognition of qualifications awarded by joint programmes] on the recognition of qualifications (degrees) awarded by joint programmes. That report contains an annex [pp 31-33] that explores some issues with terminology.  We also organised a survey among admission officers and credential evaluators but that report is not published yet.

He also noted this initiative (Qrossroads) which:

presents information regarding quality assured and accredited higher education in Europe. The information on Qrossroads is provided by quality assurance and accreditation agencies and specifically concerns qualifications from quality assured and accredited programmes and institutions.

Two relevant definitions from the Qrossroads Glossary are:

Joint degrees:

A degree awarded by the higher education institutions that offer a joint programme, attesting the successful completion of this joint programme.
It is a single document awarded by the higher education institutions responsible for the programme in question. The document is signed by the competent authorities (rectors, vice-chancellors, …) and replaces the individual (institutional/national) degrees.

  • Adapted from:
    ENQA, Methodological report of the Transnational European Evaluation Project II, 2006, p. 10

Joint programme:

A programme offered jointly by different higher education institutions irrespective of the degree (joint, multiple and double) awarded.

  • European Consortium for Accreditation in higher education, Principles for accreditation procedures regarding joint programmes, 2007, p. 1
  • In addition, I noted these summary points following a recent workshop in Poland:

    The following essential elements and recommendations regarding the recognition of qualifications awarded by joint programmes came up during the workshop:

    • All the higher education institutions involved in the joint programme should be appropriately recognised in the national regulatory framework;
    • The joint programme needs to be recognised (as a higher education programme and as a joint programme) in all the relevant higher education systems;
    • If a joint qualification/degree is awarded this should be done in accordance with all the national legal frameworks of the awarding institutions;
    • The joint qualification/degree should be signed by the competent authorities of the awarding institutions;
    • The Diploma Supplement should cover the totality of the joint programme.
    • The Diploma Supplement should include one single contact person (e.g. admission officer) or contact details. This contact would preferably keep the joint programme’s records and archives and can thus function as an easily reachable contact point for recognition questions.

    Cheers,

    Kris

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