Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 01/2015

Preventing undue influence and preserving academic integrity

October 2013

Transparency International


The global demand for education has significantly boosted the economic attractiveness of getting into the higher education business. Many new providers in all shapes and sizes have sprung up in recent years, creating quality control challenges regarding their operations. External evaluations and independent assessments offer students and society one of the most effective ways to size up these newly established institutions and to combat any corrupt practices that they may employ in their operations.