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An overview on the concept of accreditation and quality assessment in the higher education system
Bahram Einollahi , Ali Namaki , Sadi Banar , Saeedeh Nateghinia
Department of Ophthalmology, Labbafinejad Medical Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran,Iran
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Since the growth and development of every society in all aspects affected by the performance of human resources and success in this field requires education based on scientific principles, paying attention to maintaining and improving the quality of universities in various dimensions is one of the main concerns of specialists in higher education. But given that the definition of quality in higher education has multiple aspects and is somewhat ambiguous, it is very difficult to judge.
Therefore, evaluation as a tool that makes this judgment possible and documents the quality, is of particular significance. Meanwhile, the accreditation process as a consequence of a systematic evaluation to ensure quality in higher education has been intended more than other evaluation methods.
In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion about the concept of accreditation and how to establish accreditation structures in the country. In short, accreditation is the granting of a license or certification to an educational unit that, based on the judgment of experts in the field, has met the pre-determined criteria.
Keywords: Accreditation, Qualityassessment, Higher Education System, Evaluation, Educational Unit
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Type of Study: Review Article | Subject: Special and Emerging Topics in Medical Education
Received: 2021/05/3 | Accepted: 2019/04/30 | Published: 2019/04/30

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