The Global Academic Integrity Network is a consortium of education quality assurance agencies and higher education authorities which is coordinated by the Quality and Qualifications Agency of Ireland (QQI) and the Australian Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). The aim of the network is to fight the rise of commercial academic cheating services targeting at students. In this regard the consortium joins forces for raising awareness of the dangers of contract-cheating services, eliminating these types of threats, thus, maintaining trust towards national higher education systems internationally.
Types of academic fraud include writing assignments for someone else, selling and buying someone else's work, and using someone else's work to get a grade by students. Contract-cheating is a widespread challenge in many countries, which threatens students and the activities of higher education institutions, because its consequences directly affect the quality of higher education and trust in it, both domestically and internationally.
Membership of the Global Academic Integrity Network will allow the National Center for Education Quality Enhancement to share international experience in combating academic fraud and contribute to raising awareness of its threats. Membership of the network will also help the NCEQE to develop international cooperation in this direction and by joining forces with students and HEIs in Georgia contribute to the development of national regulatory frameworks for reducing the threats posed by services and platforms that promote contract-cheating.