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The International Bibliographic Database on Higher Education (HEDBIB)

The International Bibliographic Database on Higher Education (HEDBIB) provides members with access to bibliographic information on past and current articles, reports, papers, research findings and details of books concerning higher education published from all around the globe.  It is a useful tool for an international literature search. Where freely available, links to electronic documents are provided to access full text documents. IAU Members benefit from additional services, including accessibility of abstracts and the option to e-mail search results, as well as full access to the IAU journal Higher Education Policy.

To perform your own search (available to IAU members and non-members) please go directly to the HEDBIB site. Suggested keywords: Doctoral Programmes, Doctorats, Doctoral Education, Doctoral Degrees, Quality Assurance, Internationalisation, Research, Supervisors, Educational Outcomes.

The IDEA-PhD team invites you to explore the most recent extraction, which provides a bibliography focusing on doctoral education.

IAU HEDBIB Extraction for IDEA-PhD June 2020.

YearLanguageSearch 'Developing and Managing a PhD' 

Quality assurance

A Guide to Quality in Post-Traditional Online Higher Education


Written by Neil Butcher and Sarah Hoosen and edited by Sir John Daniel and Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić, this guide provides an overview for quality assurance for "informal" paths of online higher education.


2014  34  English  pdf

Institutional Source: Academic Partnerships

Areas of Focus for Institutional Quality Audits. HERQA Institutional Quality Audit.


Sets a common frame of reference for the review of quality in higher education institutions in Ethiopia.

2006  11  English  pdf

Institutional Source: Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA), Ethiopia

Checklist of Quality and Universities Capacity Indicators for Assessment of Universities and Programmes Under the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001.


Presents a rating system for institutions and programmes to assess capacity and to ensure quality. Items are assessed on a scale of Ideal to Unacceptable and contain guildelines within each category.

2001  11  English  pdf

Institutional Source: National Council for Higher Education, Uganda

Constructing an indicator system or scorecard for higher education: A practical guide.


Provides a practical guide for university leaders wishing to develop an indicator system for monitoring the implementation of higher education policies and improving communication on the progress of their higher education system and programmes. Written by Michaela Martin and Claude Sauvageot. Project Coordinated by Bertrand Tchatchoua.

2011  83  English and French  pdf

Institutional Source: UNESCO

External quality assurance of higher education in Anglophone Africa. Report of an IIEP distance education course.


Presents the outcomes of a distance education course on external quality assurance Written by Michaela Martin, Jimena Pereyra, Mala Singh, Antony Stella.

2006  69  English  pdf

Institutional Source: UNESCO

Plagiarism Detection Tools Compilation. Open University of Catalonia.


Compiles a list of online plagiarism tools including open-source, free, and non-free software.

2012  English / Catalan  pdf

Institutional Source: Open University of Catalonia, Spain

Policy and Procedures for Measurement of Research Output of Public Higher Education Institutions.


Policy and Procedures for Measurement of Research Output of Public Higher Education Institutions.

2003  14  English  pdf

Institutional Source: Ministry of Education South Africa

Preparing a Self-Evaluation Document. HERQA Institutional Quality Audit.


Provides guidance on the preparation of a self evaluation document by higher education institutions in Ethiopia to present to the Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA) so that HERQA may undertake institutional quality audits of Ethiopian institutions.

2006  English  pdf

Institutional Source: Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA), Ethiopia

Recommendations for Quality Assurance in Doctoral Education in Uzbekistan


This publication, which is the final outcome of the UZDOC project, presents the conclusions of three years of in-depth analysis of the Uzbek doctoral education system, study visits and good practice sharing among Uzbek and European partners, as well as discussions with stakeholders during roundtables organised at partner universities in Uzbekistan.

2016  100   English   pdf

Institutional Source: UZDOC - Tempus 

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