"Quality Assurance in the Asia-Pacific Region: Insight into the Future"

05:00 - 17:00 Conference Tour- Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya and Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
13:00 - 17:00 Registration
16:30 - 19:30 Board meetings (Board members only)
Conference Tour

Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya and Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

28th March, 2019

City Tour Colombo
31 st March 2019
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:30 Opening
10:30 - 12:30 Keynote Speech -1
Plenary Session 1
13:30 - 18:00 Plenary Sesion-2
Parallel Sessions1-2; Workshop 1
18:00 - 20:00 Welcome Dinner
APQN Quality Award Ceremony
09:00 - 12:00 Keynote Speech-2
Plenary Sesion-3
Parallel Session 3-4;Workshop 2
13:30 - 14:30 Plenary Sesion-4
14:30 - 15:30 Closing
15:30 - 16:30 Annual General Meeting (APQN members only)
16:30 - 18:00 The 2nd Board Meeting

Detailed Programme

Welcome to the APQN Academic Conference (AAC) & Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2019

Welcome to the 15th APQN Academic Conference (AAC) & Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2019, in the island of Sri Lanka. The Conference, from 28th to 31th March 2019, is proudly hosted by the University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka, with the support of the Ministry of City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education of Sri Lanka.

The Conference theme focused on 'Quality Assurance in the Asia-Pacific Region: Insight into the Future'. It provides a trusted and quality platform for knowledge sharing on some current and pertinent issues for all QA agencies which will be confronted in the following plenary sessions:

Plenary Session 1: Innovative approaches to the development of internal QA: transforming challenges into opportunities;

Plenary Session 2: Application of new technologies in evaluation and accreditation of programs, Institutes and long distance;

Plenary Session 3: Cultural diversity and its implications for the quality of Cross Border higher education;

Plenary Session 4: Role of institutions and students in the enhancement of Quality Culture in higher education.

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful island with its 1,600 km coastline and tropical beaches. This culturally-rich, biologically rich land is filled with historic monuments and ancient civilization.

More importantly, we look forward to your active participation and engagement in making this year’s event a part of the continual success for our global movement to strengthen the quality assurance in higher education.

Call for papers and poster presentations

You are invited to submit papers on a topic of your choice related to one of the topics above. Ideas for topics can be drawn from the list of theme and sub-themes, or can be of your own choice. Please indicate how your selected topic relates to the theme of the Conference.

Interested persons can register at AAC 2019 website. The registration fee is USD 300. Hotel accommodation during the conference should be borne by the participants themselves. Refreshments and lunch during the conference will be provided by the local organizer.


Submission of draft Papers and Posters proposals deadline:


Notification of acceptance to Paper/Poster contributors:


Submission of final version of Papers & Posters:


Publication of the conference materials:


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APQN Conference 2019 Secretariat

University Grants Commission

20, Ward Place, Colombo 07,

Sri Lanka

+ 94 113 056 886