To support international mobility of students and workers it is important that recognition of foreign qualifications is done smoothly. If the process is fast and transparent this can help a university attract students. This is why we are continuosly working with Dutch and foreign partners on projects to improve the process.

Aim of the projects

The projects are geared towards:

  • streamlining the process of recognition, for instance by training credential evaluators, developing tools, setting up clear guidelines and implementing quality control mechanisms.
  • exploring new developments, such as MOOCs, digital exchange of student data and automatic recognition.
  • sharing good practices in dealing with recognition of diplomas of refugees.

Current projects

The I-Comply project aims to improve compliance with the Lisbon Recognition Convention through strengthening national and institutional recognition structures.
Together with the Council of Europe we are working on a qualification passport for refugees to support their integration in Europe.

Finalised projects

We have successfully coordinated many projects in the Netherlands and Europe that have already improved recognition processes, including:

We also set up a toolkit for Dutch higher education institutions to set up admission procedures for refugees without documents.

ENIC-NARIC

We are the Dutch National Academic Recognition Information Centre and the Dutch representative of the European Network of Information Centres, ENIC-NARIC.

The centres in these networks work closely together to improve the policy and processes for the recognition of diplomas.

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