Supporting smooth and fair recognition processes in higher education

The Academic Recognition Hub is a database of resources in the field of recognition of qualifications and study periods abroad. The Hub is a space for all higher education professionals and other parties with an interest in policies, processes and good practice in academic recognition. In addition to providing quick and easy access to relevant material, such as legal documents, manuals and reports, it also informs about training and development opportunities.

The Academic Recognition Hub does not include information on recognition of specific credentials or a qualification. Those seeking advice on access to a specific institution should contact the respective institution or the information centre of the country where the institution is located.

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  • Key sources of information 2023 Qualifications

    EHEA Qualifications table


    This EHEA qualification table is developed as a tool to support automatic recognition of foreign qualifications in the EHEA. The table provides an easy overview which qualifications fall in one cycle or European Qualifications Framework (EQF) level, and could be automatically considered for general access to the next level. The qualifications are organized by Bologna cycle and corresponding EQF levels 5, 6, 7 and 8.

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  • Publications 2023 Automatic recognition, Good practice

    Automatic recognition of foreign qualifications: Building institutional capacity in the ENIC-NARIC Networks


    The majority of recognition practices in the European Higher Education Area are made by higher education institutions. Given that the task of ENIC-NARIC centres is to support implementation of the Lisbon Recognition Convention in their national context, their role in supporting higher education institutions is essential to achieve fair (automatic) recognition. This publication presents a compendium of good practice to ENIC-NARICs for building capacity on automatic recognition in higher education institutions

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  • Publications 2023 Automatic recognition

    Catalysts for automatic recognition: ENIC-NARIC centres providing national guidance through improved AR regimes


    Achieving mutual automatic recognition of access and higher education qualifications from European Union and European Higher Education Area (EHEA) countries, is a priority in the creation of the European Education Area by 2025, as well as a long-term objective for the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). This report presents the findings of a series of measures to improve fair and automatic recognition in a set of 11 ENIC-NARIC centres. In doing so it aims to inform ENIC-NARICs and national and European policy makers about good practice supporting automatic recognition. The report also aims to contribute to a wider discussion on how to achieve automatic recognition.

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  • Publications 2023 Global

    The Global Recognition Convention going local? Analysis of the GC & LRC to support the GC’s implementation in the ENIC-NARIC Networks


    In 2019 the new Global Convention on the Recognition
    of Qualifications concerning higher education, or Global
    Recognition Convention in short (GC), was adopted. The
    treaty offers a global legal framework for fair cross-border
    recognition of qualifications. This paper presents the main outcomes of a systematic analysis how this new global treaty relates to the Lisbon Recognition Convention (LRC) adopted in 1997. To this end, both legal texts have been compared, looking at areas that may require

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