Quality in Education has significantly changed in the last two decades. Education institutions have experienced pressures of increasing numbers of students and demographic changes, demands for accountability, reconsideration of the social and economic role of education, implications and impact of new technologies. More importantly, massification of education has not only changed the mission of educational institutions, but also has brought about concerns for standards and quality.
The increasingly globalized economy means that education is facing similar challenges that need to be approached cooperatively. Educational institutions around the globe do share almost the same characteristics particularly current crisis of quality, decrease of government funds, and fierce competition both locally and internationally. Therefore, it is of paramount importance that educational institutions share their experiences, models and approaches to meet their local needs.