Diploma Supplement – Study on the Diploma Supplement as seen by its users

EURASHE is in the project group of the Diploma Supplement project on a Study on the Diploma Supplement as seen by its users.

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This project is the outcome of the initial contact that started in 2004 between the ENIC-NARIC (European Network Information Centre – National Academic Recognition Information Centre) network and ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education). The interests the two organisations have with regard to the recognition of evaluation or accreditation decisions for ENQA and the recognition of qualifications for the ENIC-NARIC were the starting point for reflection on possible complementary activities with regards to the mobility of students and holders of a diploma.

The initial belief at the beginning of the project was that by optimising the implementation of tools already employed across Europe, such as the Diploma Supplement, this could improve the quality of higher education institutions’ activities as well as the recognition of qualifications. This was confirmed with the conclusions resulting from the project. Clearly, the problems associated with the academic recognition of qualifications are closely linked to the quality of the Diploma Supplement. By taking an interest in the mechanisms put in place to guarantee the quality of the Diploma Supplement, the daily work of ENIC-NARIC centres could be improved. Beyond the issues surrounding the academic recognition of qualifications in guaranteeing the quality of the Diploma Supplement, this would open up its potential as an informative and communicative tool as well as helping to facilitate the mobility of personnel and of European development.

Following are documents in EURASHE’s library that are related to the project:

Following are the partners of the project, EURASHE is in the project group:

  • ENIC-NARIC Network- The NARIC network is an initiative of the European Commission and was created in 1984. The network aims at improving academic recognition of diplomas and periods of study in the... Read more
  • European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)- The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) is a voluntary association of European quality assurance agencies and currently comprises 40 members and 49 affiliates. Its aim is... Read more
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    Following are some of the experts involved in the project:

  • Guy Aelterman- Guy Aelterman is the former Chief of Staff of Minister for Education and Training of Flanders (Belgium).
  • Bruno Curvale- Bruno Curvale is the Senior Project manager at Centre International d’Etudes Pedagogiques (CIEP) and former president of ENQA.
  • Stefan Delplace- Stefan Delplace became the Secretary General of EURASHE in 2004, a position he occupied until 2014. He represented in the Bologna Follow-Up Group and several of its working and coordination... Read more
  • Henning Dettleff- Henning Dettleff (born 1978) studied Business Administration and Dutch Philology in Oldenburg (Germany), Groningen (Netherlands) and Växjö (Sweden). He graduated in Business Administration both from the University of Oldenburg and... Read more
  • Michael Hörig- Michael Hörig joined the European University Association (EUA) in October 2006. Within the Policy Analysis, EUA governance and External Relations Unit, Michael contributes to the policy on qualifications frameworks, credit... Read more