The eQuATIC tool addresses the growing need for quality in international cooperation. It exposes and visualizes strengths and weaknesses, supporting policy makers and practitioners in evaluating international cooperation.
The most important objective of eQuATIC is to improve the quality of international cooperation with a minimum workload in order to increase the return on investment for governments and institutions and to lower the threshold for students and staff to become more internationally active.
A second important objective is strategic partnership decision making. The tool allows institutions to make an analysis of individual partnerships and also define key partners based on data and indicators over which they have full ownership.
The main principle of eQuATIC is the quantification of indicators based on available data from various databases. Unlike other projects, where comprehensive questionnaires with descriptive indicators are used, eQuATIC uses information that already is available in the organisation. The main principles in developing eQuATIC are a minimum workload for staff and students and maximum relevance for policy making.
By converting quantitative and descriptive data into figures, the cooperation with a certain institution can easily be analysed at different levels.