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 Credit mobility, Education systems

    EGRACONS: European Grade Conversion System

    EGRACONS project consortium

    The EGRACONS tool is a free, user-friendly web-based tool for grade conversion available to all European HEIs (and beyond) who supply their degree grade distribution tables. It enables a transparent interpretation of student achievements abroad.

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  • Guidelines 2018 Automatic recognition, ENIC-NARIC Networks

    A short path to automatic recognition – 4 models

    Nuffic

    Recommendations to support ENIC-NARIC centres and national governments to develop policies on the implementation of automatic recognition.

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  • Guidelines 2013 Cross-border education, Good practice, Qualifications

    Axel Aerden and Hanna Reczulska: Guidelines for Good Practice for Awarding Joint Degrees

    European Consortium for Accreditation (ECA)

    The Guidelines for Good Practice for Awarding Joint Degrees aim to address two main concerns. First, there is a lack of transparent and full information provision through the documents (degree, transcript and/or diploma supplement) that recognition information centres (ENIC-NARICs), institutional credential evaluators and employers receive. Second, the relevant legal frameworks do not necessarily accommodate the way joint programmes are organised. The Guidelines for Good Practice for Awarding Joint Degrees aim to address these issues. The Guidelines have been developed to provide higher education institutions (and their joint programmes) with examples of good practices. These guidelines are not to be interpreted as setting standards; they provide the perspective of ENIC-NARICs. The main aim of these guidelines is to facilitate and improve the full recognition of joint degrees. It intends to do so by clarifying the expectations of ENIC-NARICs regarding the design and the content of the degree and the Diploma Supplement. These expectations of course also regard the consortium offering the joint programme and the joint programme itself.

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  • Guidelines 2013 Cross-border education, Good practice, Qualifications

    Axel Aerden and Jenneke Lokhoff: Framework for Fair Recognition of Joint Degrees

    European Consortium for Accreditation (ECA)

    The elements that play a role when evaluating a degree (such as the status of the institutions, the awarding of the degree, the quality, etc.) are the same for both regular and joint degrees. The context of these elements is however quite different. This makes the recognition of joint degrees not always as straightforward as the recognition of regular degrees. The Framework for Fair Recognition of Joint Degrees presents a substantiation of the elements that might influence how credential evaluators look at an awarded joint degree. All these issues are then dealt with separately through examples. Each issue or example presents a conclusion for recognising the joint degree discussed. This publication is the result of a cooperation between ECA, credential evaluators and ENICNARICs.

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