Matthew Kitching

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Matthew Kitching is Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Students’ Union at Buckinghamshire New University. Simultaneously, Matthew is completing his MBA in the Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University and undertaking his PhD in Higher Education at Lancaster University. As part of the latter, his research focusses on quality assurance, and in particular student involvement in international QA, as well as projects concerning student unions and student leadership and engagement.

Matthew is also a Board member of EQ-Arts and has over 10 years’ experience of quality assurance having previously worked as a reviewer, student engagement adviser and trainer for the European Students’ Union and a wide range of QA agencies in Europe, South America and Asia.

In addition, Matthew is Regional Editor (Western Europe) of the Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education, a peer reviewer for the Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal and a member of the Society for Research into Higher Education, the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, where he holds the position of Graduate Student Co-Chair of the International Education Knowledge Community.

Full Name

Matthew Kitching

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Most important academic position

Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Students’ Union at Buckinghamshire New University
MBA student in the Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University
PhD student in Higher Education at Lancaster University

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ECBE mandates

Start date

End date
Student Reviewer 14/01/2019 13/01/2020
Student Reviewer 14/01/2020 13/01/2021
Student Reviewer 14/01/2021 20/04/2021
Student observer at Board of Directors 12/06/2020 20/04/2021
Director (voting) 21/04/2021 AGM 2021
Review visits London American City College (2018)
University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business (2019)
Alfred Nobel University (2019)
United International Business Schools (UIBS) (2019)
AMA International University Bahrain (2020)
Girne American University (2021)

ECBE's 2022 Conference

Annual Conference:
More than 25 years of ECBE:
Searching for Excellence
in Business Education

 Paris and Online
June 2022


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ENQA registration process

  • 02/10/2020: ENQA review visit ECBE started
  • 29/06/2020: ENQA review visit to ECBE is planned to start, but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is postponed to Fall
  • 29/02/2020: ECBE Self-Assessment Report was submitted to ENQA
  • 10/02/2020: Updates of the ECBE Quality Management Manual
  • 06/11/2019: The BoD approves the Bye-Laws, version 2.3.
  • 28/05/2019: EQAR confirms that the application by ECBE for inclusion on the Register is eligible
  • 14/05/2019: ECBE submits the application for EQAR registration
  • 15/04/2019: ENQA and ECBE agree on the full membership time-line; contract is signed
  • 14/01/2019: The General Meetings in Brussels approve the new Statutes

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Important decisions

  • 02/09/2021: The BoD decided to cancel the Annual Conference 2021 and to convoke the AGM on October 23rd, 2021
  • 21/04/2021: The BoD coopts Matthew Kitching as voting BoD member and Oliver Kesar as member of the Committee of Appeal, both until the AGM of 2021
  • 21/04/2021: The BoD fixes the format of the AGM and the Conference of 2021
  • 21/04/2021: The BoD decides to apply for membership of AASHE
  • 15/04/2021: The Extraordinary General Meeting confirms the new Statutes at the office of notary Berquin (Brussels)
  • 08/04/2021: The Additional General Meeting accepts the new Statutes
  • 15/03/2021: The BoC agrees to grant accreditation to Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, International Business School for a period of 5 years
  • 04/01/2021: The BoD approves version 3.0 of Terms and Conditions of Sale.
  • 04/01/2021: The BoD approves the text for the new Statutes and decides to convoke the Special AGM as soon as possible.
  • 04/01/2021: The BoD approves version 3.4 of Accreditation Process Guidelines for Institutions.

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