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					                                    Admissions
                                    Officers and
                                    Credential
                                    Evaluators

E A I E   P r o f e s s i o n a l   S e c t i o n




Developments
in the recognition
field
between the Bologna process Ministerial
conferences
in Prague May 2001 and Berlin September 2003


            For the ACE track sessions at
            15th Annual Conference of the
            European Association for International
            Education
            10 to 13 September, 2003, Vienna, Austria




                                                        E a IE
                                                              European
                                                         Association for
                                                         International
                                                           Education
                                    Admissions
                                    Officers and
                                    Credential
                                    Evaluators

E A I E   P r o f e s s i o n a l   s e c t i o n




Developments
in the recognition
field
between the Bologna process Ministerial
conferences
in Prague May 2001 and Berlin September 2003


            For the ACE track sessions at
            15th Annual Conference of the
            European Association for International
            Education
            10 to 13 September, 2003, Vienna, Austria




                                                        E a IE
                                                              European
                                                         Association for
                                                         International
                                                           Education
N e w s of the recognition field
A review articles and a compendium of international documents
relevant to the sessions of the ACE track of
15th Annual Conference of the EAIE
10 to 13 September, 2003, Vienna, Austria


Compiled and edited by Andrejs Rauhvargers

Approved in Paris on June 14, 2003 by the board of ACE professional section:
Chairman -
        Prof. Andrejs Rauhvargers, Latvian Rectors' Council, Latvia
Members -
        Dr. James Frey, Education Credential Evaluators Ltd, Milwaukee, WI, USA,
        Nina Kowalewska, Department for Evaluation of Foreign Higher Education,
        Swedish National Agency for Higher Education
        Hans Knutell, Admissions Office, Uppsala University, Sweden
Board helper
        Gunnar Vaht, Estonian ENIC/NARIC, Estonia




The views expressed in the introductory article and comments
are the ones of the authors and not necessarily the official views of the EAIE




Free of charge distribution only

Printed in Latvia in co-operation with
Latvian Academic Information Centre (Latvian ENIC/NARIC)
                                                       TABLE OF CONTENTS


ACE sessions and workshops at Vienna Conference ......................................................................................... 5

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEWS
ACE as a support for admission officers and credential evaluators, H.Knutell ................................................. 8
Bologna and qualifications: quality, recognition,
credit and accreditation in international perspective, J.Divis ............................................................................. 9
Recognition and qualifications’ frameworks, A.Rauhvargers ......................................................................... 15
International credentialing of tertiary education -.principles, questions & concerns, J.Frey ........................... 17

RECENT DOCUMENTS AND LEGAL TOOLS
developed by the ENIC and NARIC networks
Statement by the ENIC and NARIC networks on the
European higher education area (Vaduz statement) ......................................................................................... 22
Draft Recommendation on the recognition of joint degrees ............................................................................. 24
Draft Explanatory memorandum to the draft recommendation on the recognition of joint degrees ................ 26

RESULTS OF BOLOGNA PROCESS SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES
Recognition issues in the Bologna process (Lisbon, 2002) .............................................................................. 32
Credit transfer and accumulation –.the challenge for institutions and students (Zürich, 2002) ....................... 36
Master-level degrees (Helsinki 2003) .............................................................................................................. 38
Qualification structures in European higher education (Copenhagen 2003) ................................................... 40
          Report ............................................................................................................................................... 40
          Recommendations. ............................................................................................................................. 50
Recognition and credit systems in the context of lifelong learning (Prague 2003) ......................................... 51
          Report ................................................................................................................................................ 51
          Conclusions ....................................................................................................................................... 59
Joint degrees in Europe: Observations, Conclusions and Recommendations (Brussels, 2002) ....................... 60
Integrated curricula –.implications and prospects (Mantova 2003) ................................................................. 62

				
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