19th QMOD conference  on quality and service sciences was held September 21st – 23rd in Rome, Italy. Conference was jointly be organized by Lunds Unversity, Linköping University of Sweden and University of Roma Tre. It is one of the largest scientific conferences in the world within the research fields of Quality, Service, Organisational Development and related management issues. Prof.Inga Lapiņa and Anita Straujuma participated in the conference and presented an article “The Role of Regulatory Compliance Governance in Strategic Management of Higher Education and Research Institutions” that describes the research that was performed within project “EU policies impact to the transformations of the higher education and research system in Norway and Latvia” financed by Norway grants. Participants of the conference recognized the topicality of this research and actively involved in a scientific discussion. Presenters also received valuable suggestions for further research on the topic. The article is included in electronic proceedings of the conference and will be submitted for selection for publishing in in the QMOD official journal of Quality and Service Sciences.