The MusiQuE Board held its annual autumn meeting

07 October 2016

The MusiQuE Board met on 6 October 2016 in Brussels to discuss a wide range of issues, including:

Decision of the EQAR Committee on MusiQuE’s application

This meeting was the first MusiQuE Board meeting since the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) officially announced that the application of MusiQuE to be listed on EQAR has been successful. The analysis conducted by the EQAR Committee to support its decision was carefully studied by the Board. Measures for the further improvement of MusiQuE’s structure and procedures were discussed.

External evaluation of MusiQuE by Mr. Stefan Delplace

The Board was joined during the meeting by MusiQuE’s external evaluator, Mr. Stefan Delplace, former Secretary-General of the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE). Mr. Delplace is currently preparing an evaluation report about MusiQuE’s activities and shared his preliminary findings and comments with the Board.

Review procedures that are currently being monitored:


MusiQuE Peer-reviewers Training Session

The final preparations were made for the training session for Peer-reviewers to take place on 10th November 2016 at the Academy of Music and Drama of the University of Gothenburg. More information about MusiQuE Peer-Reviewers can be found here.

Revision of the MusiQuE Standards

The proposal for the revision of the MusiQuE Standards, which included the contributions received from AEC members and AEC Student Working Group representatives, was approved by the MusiQuE Board as the version to be circulated to AEC members for further comments.

The Proposal will be brought to the AEC General Assembly for approval by the members at the upcoming AEC Annual Congress (10-12 November 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden). The MusiQuE Board will then consider the approved Proposal for a revised version of the standards at its next meeting.

The further development of MusiQuE’s activities in Europe was discussed

  • MusiQuE is exploring the situation of higher music education institutions with regard to quality assurance and accreditation at national level to determine in which countries it can be of assistance to the institutions and in which way.
  • National quality assurance agencies are being approached to explore opportunities for joint procedures. MusiQuE will be represented at the General Assembly of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)  in Gloucester, UK on 20-21 October and at the European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) on 17-19 November and meet with representatives of national agencies from all over Europe.
  • Several institutions in various European countries have requested exploratory meetings with MusiQuE to take place during the AEC Annual Congress.