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Recognition

Recognition is the "formal acknowledgement by a competent authority of the value of an educational qualification with a view to access to educational and/or employment activities". A competent authority is "a body officially charged with making binding decisions on the recognition of foreign qualifications".[1] The recognition of "studies, certificates, diplomas and degrees obtained in another country […] represents an important measure for promoting academic ↑mobility".[2] In the Prague Communiqué (2001), the European Ministers called upon existing organisations and networks such as the ↑ENIC Network/NARIC Network to "promote, at institutional, national and European level, simple, efficient and fair recognition"[3] based on the ↑Lisbon Recognition Convention.
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Related terms:
↑Diploma Supplement; ↑ECTS – European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System; ↑ENQA – European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education; ↑Joint degrees; ↑Lifelong learning

[1] Lisbon, p. 4.

[2] Lisbon, p. 2.

[3] Prague, p. 1; see also: Bergen, p. 3.

 
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