Strategic Support for Accreditation of Programs and Internationalization at South Asian Higher Education Institutes / SSAPI (2021- 2023) is a project funded with the support of the Ersamus+ Programme of the European Union (Project Ref No. # 619438-EPP-1-2020-1-PK-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP ).
Because of globalization, standardization leading to accreditation of academic programs has become an utmost requirement for quality education in HEIs. In order to achieve it, there are various challenges faced by Asian partner country Higher Education Institutions, which resulted in creating the motivation towards undertaking this project. The partner countries face the challenge of strong competition with international institutions because of the easy and wide access to higher education abroad.
The project partnership consists of 9 South Asian Universities and 2 renowned European Universities to guide the South Asian partners. This project aims to create learning and practising opportunities for partner country HEIs staff including administrative staff, faculty, students and researchers. Training of faculty and staff will help to learn how to improve the quality of education at partner countries HEIs. This project will contribute effectively to creating reforms in the overall higher education system of the partner HEIs.
In a nutshell, the project aims to develop a comprehensive framework for the standardization of Higher Education systems, policies and procedures in partner country HEIs, in an ambitious and strategic manner, while also focusing on intellectual capital which is the way forward to build a knowledge-based economy.