International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Dr. Muhammad Naeem Mohsin, Dr. Tariq Mahmood Khan, Ahmed Sher Awan, Dr. Ashiq Hussain Doger

A core component in higher educational reforms is systematic quality assurance and improvement of higher education institutes, all over the world. During the past decade, many countries such as British, Australia and New Zealand have been taken various measures into account to define standards for teaching profession in their educational system. There is dire need to know the quality assurance practices between Public and Private Universities in Austria as numerous Pakistani students are enrolled at different level of studies. The study includes the comparison between quality assurance practices of HRM of public and private universities in Austria, and identification of the factors which help to ensure quality in human resource management at university level. Facilities, research activities,  criteria, incentive, evaluation, workload and staff development parameters were taken to measure the quality assurance practices of public and private universities in Austria. All teachers in public and private universities in Austria were the population of this study. Fifty (50) teachers (25 from Public Sector University and 25 from private universities) were included in this study using purposes sampling technique. Austrian accreditation council, University Education Act, 2002 and other related documents were analyzed, Interviews with the teaching and research staff and questionnaire for teaching staff was used to collect the data. The data was analyzed through mean, percentage and frequency distribution. The qualitative data collected through interviews was analyzed by descriptive coding. The results showed the clear difference of quality assurance practices in public and private universities in Austria.

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