Latin America follows European example within student mobility

UiS is one of the partners in the Erasmus+ project “RecoLATIN” selected under KA2-Capacity Building. The project tackles poor recognition of foreign qualifications as one of the main challenges that hinder international student mobility with Latin America countries.

The aim of RecoLATIN project is to increase the quality of degree seeking and exchange mobility within Latin America and European higher education institutions. 17 partners from six countries intend to improve competencies and skills of credential evaluators, establish common practices and produce practical tools following the experience of European institutions in relation to practices adapted under the Bologna process. Recognition procedures and practices are not only related to technical issues, but are also influenced by the structure of each educational system and its cultural approach.

UiS was invited to contribute to the project due to its expertise within international admission and credential evaluation. UiS International Office is one of the partners participating in this 3-year- project with a total budget of 904 850 EUR. The kick-off meeting was organised by the University of Panama on February 20-23.

Panama, Uruguay and Mexico are the Latin American countries involved in this project that hopefully will expand to the whole continent in the future. The photo presents project participants (from UiS: Sara Shiromizu and Magdalena Brekke).

Partners involved

P1 - Conferenza dei Rettori delle Università italiane - CRUI, Italy (project coordinator)
P2 - Associazione CIMEA - CIMEA, Italy
P3 - Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna - UNIBO, Italy
P4 - Centre International d'Études Pédagogiques - CIEP, France
P5 - Université Paris Descartes - UPD, France
P6 - Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education - NOKUT, Norway
P7 - Universitetet i Stavanger - UiS, Norway
P8 - Dirección General de Acreditación Incorporación y Revalidación - DGAIR, Mexico
P9 - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México - UNAM, Mexico
P10 - Universidad de Monterrey - UDEM, Mexico
P11 - Ministerio de Educación de Panamá - MEDUCA
P12 - Universidad de Panamá - UP
P13 - Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí - UNACHI
P14 - Ministerio de Educación y Cultura - MEC, Uruguay
P15 - Universidad de la República - UdelaR, Uruguay
P16 - Universidad Católica del Uruguay Dámaso Antonio Larrañaga - UCU, Uruguay
P17 - Unión de Universidades de América Latina y el Caribe - UDUAL

Sist oppdatert av Magdalena Brekke (27.02.2017)

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