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TEQSA strengthens ties with the UAE

27 July 2017

Media Release

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) has continued to strengthen its international ties, signing a Memorandum of Co-operation with the RAK Economic Zone Authority (RAKEZ).

Based in the United Arab Emirates, RAKEZ is an ‘economic free zone’ that aims to connect investors, and higher education providers, with growing markets in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and South/Central Asia.

TEQSA chief executive Anthony McClaran said that the Memorandum of Co-operation ensures that the agency has strong ties with relevant bodies related to Australian higher education providers.

“Agreements such as this are a vital part of TEQSA’s mission to assure the quality of Australian higher education degrees, no matter where they are offered”, said Mr McClaran.

“This is now the fourteenth international quality assurance agreement signed by TEQSA, signifying our mission to protect the strong reputation of the quality and integrity of Australia’s higher education sector in cross border higher education”.

Media enquiries

  • Raphael May, Assistant Director Communications: email raphael.may [at] teqsa.gov.au or call 0437 143 012
  • Elisabeth Tarica, Media Advisor: email elisabeth.tarica [at] teqsa.gov.au or call 0417 507 269. NOTE: Works Thursdays and Fridays.