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August 2020

EQUIS: Updates to standards and guidance 2020

By | Resource

EQUIS Standards and Guidance: Updates 2020

EFMD revises the documentation supporting EQUIS periodically and updates are normally provided at the start of each calendar year.  QED’s overview of the updates made as part of the 2020 publication, together with an assessment of the significance of the change can be found in this downloadable PDF file.

Whilst most changes are unlikely to be significant, there are a small number which should be considered by institutions within the accreditation process OR preparing for re-accreditation.

NB: This document represents QED’s interpretation of the EQUIS Updates.  We recommend that you view the updated documents directly – which are available from EFMD’s website:

In addition, EFMD has provided its own summary of the main changes to the Standards.  This document (in tabular format) is available from the EFMD website here.

As above, QED’s summary of the updates across the key documents is available in this downloadable PDF file.


For advice and further details on any of the above, please contact the QED Accreditation Team at

Thursday Thought #12

By | Thursday Thought

In the context of Covid19, we’ve taken the unusual step of deciding to re-issue each of the Thursday Thought series from 2019 (12 in total) in a slightly revised version.  Each post will consist of the original quotation (to do with leadership and self-reflection), followed by a short comment and a question designed to provoke thought.

#Week 12:

What am I doing to lead myself – today and every day?