The international Master's programme "Educational Quality in Developing Countries" (IMPEQ) is offered by the University of Bamberg as a professional development program in a blended-learning format. It was developed to respond to the skills shortage with regard to educational quality development in developing countries, especially in Sub-Sahara-Africa.
The aim of the program is to provide people in leadership positions of the education systems with in-depth knowledge and leadership competencies to bring about change in their education systems, to be able to design, influence, manage and evaluate reform processes in their systems. Besides, the programme facilitates the emergence of qualified research capacities that can support the development of educational quality in the respective countries.
The programme was developed in close cooperation with education experts from Sub-Sahara Africa and development cooperation in order to provide a programme that fits the needs of those working in the education sectors in developing countries.
The programme covers a period of two years. As a blended-learning programme, it alternates between periods of attendance and periods of self-learning, during which students continue with their regular work. The prgramme starts with a four-week period of attendance in Bamberg, followed by three four-week periods in Butare/Rwanda and a final four-week period again in Bamberg, finishing with a graduation ceremony.
The application period for the fourth cycle 2019-2021 started on 15. August 2018 and will end on 1 January 2019 .