The quest for quality higher education and the networking of individuals across the boundaries of nations or regions have become increasingly important given the growth in local and international student numbers. Quality of teaching and learning is one of the cornerstones of the development of higher education in 21st century as well as the main content of internal quality assurance system. There is therefore a need for international cooperation among scholars, experts, teaching professionals and other stakeholders to promote understanding of quality assurance of these aspects and to learn from each other. There have been developments of new theories and practices in various aspects of teaching and learning around the world in recent years. Since 2015 Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) has joined hand with the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) to organise international conferences on the developments of quality assurance in higher education. This year’s conference, with the theme on the “New Developments of Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance”, will be held from 21 to 23 November 2017. International scholars and experts are welcome to submit papers on different topics relating to teaching and learning quality of higher education.

Keynote Speakers

team 1
Professor Jianxin Zhang

President, Asia Pacific Quality Network

team 2
Professor José Sarsfield Cabral

Member of the Board, Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES), Portugal

team 2
Ms Dorte Kristoffersen

Executive Director, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ)


The theme of this year’s conference is ‘The New Developments Of Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance in Higher Education’. Discussion and exchange will focus on sub-themes such as:


Theories and practices of teaching and learning quality assurance systems.


“Enhancement” of teaching and learning in higher education.


Outcome-based approach to teaching and learning.


Learning environment of students.


Student evaluation of teachers (SET) and teacher self-evaluation (TSE).


Assessment of students’ professional competence.


Voice of students to enhance teaching effectiveness.


Use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in teaching and learning enhancement.


Professional development for teachers in connection with teaching and students’ learning.


Quality assurance framework to safeguard and enhance experiences of international students.


Case studies of teaching and learning quality assurance in higher education with special reference to Asia-Pacific.


Other relevant topics related to conference theme.


Papers in Chinese or in English are both welcome.


The deadline for submission has passed.

Important dates


Deadline for submission


Notification of acceptance


Confirmation of participation


Release of invitation letters for visa application purposes


Submission of full paper (manuscript guide )



More detailed information will be provided in future notices.


21 Nov

Arrival and registration

22 Nov

Conference opening
Keynote sessions
Parrellel sessions

23 Nov

Parellel sessions
Closing panel discussion
Macao cultural heritage tour

Please click here for last year's conference programme.

Registration and Fee

Registration is free. Free hotel accommodation* and meals** will be provided to participants presenting papers on the conference. Other costs are on the responsibility of the participants.

* Hotel accommodation will be provided for non-local participants only. One single room (with standard breakfast) will be provided to one scholar for each accepted paper. The check-in/out schedule is as below:
Check-in: 21 Nov (after 14:00)
Check-out: 24 Nov (before 12:00 noon)
** Including lunch and dinner on 22 and 23 Nov.


Conference venue:

Macao Polytechnic Institute
R. Luís Gonzaga Gomes
Macao, China

Hotel accommodation:



For any enquiries, please contact the organisers via the following means:

Tel: +853-8599 6148 / 6270
Fax: +853-2870 7287
Mail: Academic Affairs Department
Macao Polytechnic Institute
Rua de Luís Gonzaga Gomes,
Macao, China