Newsletter of April, 17th, 2023


Register for FREE to the 2023 Annual Conference
25th & 26th May (via Zoom)

Conference 2023We wrote to all member institutions recently to announce the 2023 Annual Conference. Hopefully colleagues have shared that information with you already. However, it’s not too late to register and we have an absolutely fantastic programme on offer. Keynote speakers include international quality assurance expert Lucien Bollaert (Ghent University) and Asnate Kažoka (AIC, the Latvian Quality Assurance Agency). The programme also includes sessions for PhD researchers, university managers, academic colleagues and anyone with an interest in quality assurance. Attendance is COMPLETELY FREE for all academics, staff and students from member institutions. So please share this newsletter with your whole University community. All you have to do to register is email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and institution.

Download the full conference programme, speaker biographies and joining instructions


 Strategic plan published

Strategy 2022 25We’re delighted to announce that, following consultation last year, we have published our new Strategic Plan 2022-25 ‘A Global Agency with a European Approach’ The new plan includes a slightly revised mission and vision, emphasising our focus as a quality assurance agency. We also outline five strategic priorities:

    1. An international and internationally recognised agency
    2. Industry and Student Orientated
    3. Programme Focussed
    4. Engaged Membership
    5. Effective Knowledge Exchange

As part of this work we will be building more international partnerships, growing ECBE’s membership, reviewing our standards and processes to make them more accessible and effective for members, engaging a wider range of stakeholders (including employers) and drastically expanding our knowledge exchange services, including a new Webinar Series that will launch at the start of the 2023/24 academic year. The culmination of which will be greater European recognition.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the consultation and development of the new plan and we look forward to engaging with all member institutions as we deliver on it in the next three years.

Download the Strategic Plan 2022-25



United International Business Schools:
PhD & DBA programs re-accredited for 4 years

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Congratulations to United International Business Schools (UIBS) whose PhD and DBA programs have been re-accredited for 4 years. The review team praised the institution’s comprehensive quality assurance policies and processes, study adviser system, international faculty and the personal connection between doctoral candidates and teaching staff. The team also identified a series of recommendations for further improvement.

Download the full review report
Downoad the Commissioners' report
Download the decision letter


Website beta test

In our last newsletter we told you about work that was underway to launch ECBE’s new website. This work has been carrying on at pace and the BETA test will launch on 1st May 2023. Thank you to those members who have already offered to help us with the beta testing. There is still space for a few more volunteers. So if you’d like to be among the first to view the new site and provide us with some important feedback please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The BETA test will be relatively short and we hope to switch to the new website in May. Providing members with a more accessible, navigable and high-quality website.


New Membership Guide published

Membership Guide and Benefits

A major strand of our new Strategic Plan is to support our current and growing membership. In order to do that we’ve been working hard to better define the value proposition for members receive when they are part of ECBE. To assist with that we’ve produced this short Membership Guide that showcases those benefits. Please familiarise yourself with its contents and if you want to take advantage of any of the benefits listed please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively, contact a member of the Executive Committee to discuss your needs and we’ll be more than happy to assist.

Download the Memberships Guide and Benefits


Member news

As we launch the new website and grow the newsletter, we want to take the opportunity to showcase the work of our member institutions. If you have an important news item that you’d like us to share across ECBE platforms please send us an email to let us know.

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2023 invoices

Almost all member institutions have now received their 2023 membership invoices. Please can we remind you to pay these in a timely manner to help with administration in the office. If you have any queries about your invoice please contact the Director of Administration and Finance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..