Spotlight on recognition

The “Spotlight on recognition” project aims to support staff at higher education institutions who are responsible for recognition processes and decisions by enhancing their capacities in terms of recognition procedures in compliance with the Lisbon Recognition Convention.

The project runs from July 2020 until June 2022.

One central outcome of the project is the Academic Recognition Hub, a database of resources in the field of recognition of qualifications and study periods abroad. Further project outcomes are listed below under “Objectives and activities".

For more information, please contact EUA Policy & Project Officer Helene Peterbauer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). For updates on the “Spotlight on recognition” project and EUA’s other activities in the field of academic recognition join the Academic recognition in the European Higher Education Area LinkedIn group.


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