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Innovation, Change and Sustainability in Syrian Higher Education

Joint European Tempus Project «Quality University Management and Institutional Autonomy» (QUMIA)


Jürgen van Buer, Cornelia Wagner and Maika Gausch

Contents: Introduction and Prefaces by Jürgen van Buer, Cornelia Wagner, Maika Gausch; Najib A. Wahed; Wael Mualla; and Rami Ayoubi – Jürgen van Buer: Tempus Project «Quality University Management and Institutional Autonomy» - Ambitions and Guiding Principles – Thomas Teuscher/Thomas Rieke: «Quality University Management and Institutional Autonomy» - Objectives, Approaches and Outcomes - A Project Description – Nora-Elise Beck/Cornelia Wagner: «The Syrian Education System - Structures, Challenges and Perspectives» – John H. Schuh: Trends Leading to Increasing Accountability for Institutions of Higher Education and their Consequences – Dina Kuhlee: Educational Borrowing: Higher Education between Politically Motivated Change and Cultural Stability. Aspects of Quality Assurance in the Bologna Process – Helmut Konrad/Elisabeth Fiorioli: Requirements of Quality Assurance – Maika Gausch: The Meaning of Accreditation in Higher Education – Mohamad Kayyal: University Quality Development and Assurance – Cornelia Wagner: Mission Statements as Instruments for University Development – Mohamad Kayyal: Conceptualization of a Mission Statement for Damascus University – Rafah Al Munkkel/Maher Ellawy/Raghad Shwiekh/Cornelia Wagner: Methodological Considerations about the Performance of Evaluation Projects in Syrian Higher Education – Thomas Rieke: Funding of the European Union - Ways to acquire Grants in Syria – Ulrich Teichler: Programme Construction and the Bologna Process – Hermann Heiler: Characteristics of a European Regulatory Framework According to Bologna Process – Nora-Elise Beck: Integrating International Quality Standards into Higher Education in Syria - An Analysis of Basic Conditions – Kęstutis Pukelis/Rimantas Laužackas: Developing Study Programmes Based on Study Outcomes – Roland Bauer: Development of a Bsc - Curriculum at Weihenstephan University of Applied Sciences – Thomas Teuscher/Ghassan El-Khayat/Samouil Moussa/Shehadeh Kaskous/Ghiat Sumainah: Quality Development and Assurance at the Faculty of Agriculture of Damascus University - Mission Statement, Self-Evaluation, Outcome-Based Study Programmes – Sebastian Peisl/Cornelia Wagner: Introduction of Problem-Based Learning - The Case of Damascus University, Bachelor of Agriculture – Jürgen van Buer: Innovation, Sustainability and Dissemination - Perspectives on Necessities – Abdul Ghani Maa Bared: Private Universities in Syria.