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Automatic recognition in Benelux expanded

The five ministers responsible for higher education in the Benelux have signed an agreement on the automatic mutual recognition of the qualifications ‘associate degree’ and PhD in the Benelux. Since 2015 this agreement already existed for bachelor and master degrees and is now being expanded. Click here for more information.

European recognition report published

The FAIR report is the end result of the EU-funded project ‘Focus on Automatic Institutional Recognition‘ (FAIR): FAIR report The report contains recommendations to further improve the recognition of foreign qualifications in Europe in the framework of international student admission and selection. ECA contributed to FAIR as a project partner.

ANQAHE and ECA sign Memorandum

The Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ANQAHE) was established in 2007. The aim of ANQAHE is to ensure and strengthen quality assurance in higher education of the Arab region. To reach this aim ANQAHE engages in cooperation with similar organisations in the Arab region and other international networks. As ECA also aims to cooperate […]

Supporting student mobility: the Groningen Declaration

“Citizens worldwide should be able to consult and share their authentic educational data with whomever they want, whenever they want, wherever they want”. This is the goal of the Groningen Declaration, an important international initiative that supports student mobility and international recognition of qualifications but is still little known in the field of quality assurance. […]

World Directory of Medical Schools

Authors: Barbora Hrabalová and Sarah Williams Leng How many medical schools are there in the world? What are the characteristics of these schools, and qualifications of their graduates?  These are questions that should be reliably answered to effectively inform research and policy related to international medical education and the health workforce. It is the mission […]

Bengaluru Statement on Next-Generation Quality Assurance

In October 2016 the Bengaluru Statement 2016 on Next-Generation Quality Assurance of Higher Education: A Shared Vision and Commitment for Fostering Partnership Beyond Borders” was issued. The statement was the culmination of the global summit organised by NAAC and APQN in Bengaluru (India). Over 120 delegates including 23 representatives of about 20 countries attended this […]

Joint Programmes from A to Z: Now on ECApedia

In search for a publication that presents an overview of all good practice in coordinating joint programmes? The recently published ‘Joint Programmes from A to Z. A reference guide for practitioners’ is exactly doing that. Already available as a pdf publication, the guide is now also available as an online portal in ECApedia. The ‘Joint […]

Mutual recognition of higher education diplomas in Benelux

The five Education Ministers of the Benelux have approved a decision whereby Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees awarded by higher education institutions in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg will be automatically recognised throughout the Benelux. This Benelux agreement is the first example of reaching one of the commitments made by Ministers of the European Higher Education […]

Accreditation and Recognition of Medical Schools

  Author: Marta van Zanten*   Accreditation is frequently viewed as a powerful tool for quality control and improvement of medical education programs, yet accreditation practices vary considerably worldwide.  The Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) collaborates on various initiatives to enhance the quality of medical education accreditation, including the implementation […]

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