Training sessions

What we do


Within the framework of the RecoASIA project, a series of training activities are organised by focusing on the main challenges and issues related to the recognition of foreign qualifications and the internationalisation of higher education. 

Project partners work together to foster access to official and comprehensive information on different Higher Education systems, encourage the application of the Tokyo Recognition Convention and the Lisbon Recognition Convention as well as the Bologna Mobility Tools and implement good practices and methodologies for smooth recognition of foreign qualifications.

Experts from the Italian and Estonian ENIC-NARICs trained partner Universities’ staff from Cambodia, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam and representatives from the respective Ministries of Higher Education. All the trainings, which were and are organised in an on-line modality due to the Covid-19 outbreak, were duly evaluated by supporting continuous and sustainable improvement.

Online training to reinforce the role and the activities of NICs at governmental level (WP2)

The online training was included in the Work Package (WP) 2 of the project: Reinforce the role and the activities of National Information Centres (NIC) at governmental level; it was addressed to RecoASIA Ministries and NICs. 35 officers and experts from 5 RecoASIA partner NICs and associate partners participated and successfully completed it.

The online training was preparatory and preliminary to the face-to-face training foreseen for the following phases both in Asia and in Europe (internships / study visits) that, because of the pandemic, took place in an online modality. The online course, three-months long (4th June 2020 – 4th September 2020), was articulated in 3 modules:

  • MODULE 1 – Understanding higher education systems, including their historical origins and how they have influenced educational terminology still in use today; the main characteristics and categories of Higher Education institutions in different contexts; the core elements characterising qualifications and qualification frameworks.
  • MODULE 2 – Recognition procedures, including both academic and professional recognition procedures, the Lisbon Convention and the Tokyo convention, the documents needed and the resources available to support recognition procedures.
  • MODULE 3 –How to create/manage an efficient national recognition centre in line with international best practices.

Participant satisfaction0

Very useful online training for staffs to implement recognition foreign qualifications. Absolutely, wonderful documents. The assignments help us to compare with our qualifications system and also support to improve NIC.”

PARTICIPANT SATISFACTION0

“The on-line training has provided me with a wide range of knowledge and information on HE systems and helped me better understand the nature of qualifications.”
Online training to reinforce competencies on the internationalisation of higher education (WP4)

The online training was included in the WP4 of the project: Reinforce competencies on the internationalisation of higher education; it was addressed to Universities involved in the RecoASIA project. More than 90 officers and experts from 9 RecoAsia partner Universities successfully completed the training by providing good quality assignments about their national education system.

The online training was preparatory and preliminary to the face-to-face training to be provided in the following phases both in Asia and in Europe (internships / study visits), which, because of the pandemic, took place in an on-line modality. The online course, three-months long (4th June 2020 – 4th September 2020), was articulated in 3 modules:

  • MODULE 1 – Understanding higher education systems, including the main characteristics and categories of Higher Education institutions in different contexts; the nature and the core elements of a qualification starting from the analysis of the awarding institution.
  • MODULE 2 – Recognition procedures, with a focus on academic recognition procedures, the Lisbon Convention and the Tokyo convention and the documents needed.
  • MODULE 3 – Joint programmes, including how to develop and manage joint programmes.
Cycle of training meetings on the role of NICs and recognition of qualifications (WP2)

These meetings, held online in the period from 11th November and 4th December 2020, were addressed to RecoASIA NICs and aimed at strengthening the capacities of the National Information Centres in dealing with the recognition of qualifications, more specifically with academic recognition. After a presentation of the NICs attending (Italy, Estonia and RecoAsia partner countries), the meetings focused on the following issues: application / how to apply / required documents / roles between NIC and HEI in application process, general assessment procedures, assessment criteria, resources and assessment tools.

Trainers from CIMEA (Italian ENIC-NARIC) and HARNO (Estonia ENIC-NARIC) presented their experiences and models. More than 40 officers and experts from the partner Countries followed the meetings and joined the discussion.

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