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The Draft Global Convention on the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications prepared

Mr Gunnar Vaht, Head of the Estonian ENIC/NARIC, participated in the meeting of Drafting Committee of the new Convention on 13-15 February in Paris, France. At the third meeting of the Drafting Committee, the draft of the Global Convention was prepared.

The first generation of regional recognition conventions was adopted in the 1970s and 1980. Since 1997, a series of new generation regional convention have been adopted, but in present higher education, academic mobility takes place interregionally. Current trends in higher education, such as the massification and internationalisation of higher education, lifelong learning and flexible learning options, have caused the need of such a global normative document, bridging between the current regional conventions. The global convention will be an instrument for the development and implementation of common recognition terminology, and agreed recognition principles and procedures.

unesco-296x300Members of the Drafting Committee, Natasha Sawh (Canada) and Stig Arne Skjerven (Norway), explain the need of such a global legal instrument in an interview published on the UNESCO Wide Angle portal.

For more information please visit the Estonian ENIC/NARIC webpage: http://archimedes.ee/enic/en/

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