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Nuffic: Input wanted on good practice in recognition – survey open for admissions officers

A survey is now open for admissions officers and others occasionally dealing with the evaluation of foreign qualifications (e.g. quality assurance staff, student counsellors and ombudspersons). The consultation is the start of the STREAM project and aims to collect input from end users on a good practice and training platform in recognition, which is to be developed for admissions officers as part of the project. The platform will allow admissions officers in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) to work on recognition questions relevant to their context and exchange good practice. The platform will open in the course of 2015.

STREAM builds further on the European Area of Recognition (EAR) and EAR – Higher Education Institutions (EAR HEI) projects, both of which produced recognition manuals - EAR for the ENIC-NARIC networks and EAR HEI for admissions officers in higher education institutions. The aim of offering practical recommendations based on the principles of the Lisbon Recognition Convention is to streamline recognition practices in the EHEA. In 2012, the use of EAR was recommended by the 47 Ministers of Education of the EHEA in the Bucharest Communiqué. 

The STREAM project consortium consists of the representatives of the ENIC-NARIC network (Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Nuffic), the European University Association (EUA), Tuning, the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), the European Student Union (ESU), a special advisor from USNEI and the Vice-President of the Lisbon Recognition Convention Committee. 

The survey consists of 18 questions and will be open until 1 October 2014. It will take about 5-10 minutes to answer the questions (mainly multiple-choice). For more information about the project and to access the survey please click here.

The EAR HEI manual