Monthly Archives: August 2015

External peer review of university standards must continue, says QAA

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) applies ISO 9000-style inspection to universities.  Various authors have explored links of this approach to the corruption of ethical and academic standards at British universities. Try these: Stone M, Starkey M. The possible … Continue reading

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The slow death curve of ISO 9000?

Google books Ngram viewer shows the death curve of ISO 9000. It happens to management fads: ISO 17025 is too insignificant to be measured by the Google tool, but ISO 15189 may be growing. Of course you could use a different measure: … Continue reading

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