Regional Convention for the Recognition of Studies

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UNESCO has for decades promoted the recognition of higher education studies, degrees and diplomas in the six regions of the world, in an attempt to encourage countries to ensure that higher education credentials obtained abroad due to academic mobility are recognized, and that knowledge and talent flow to foster mutual understanding and economic and social development at an international scale. 

Academic mobility in the region is gradually moving towards a new stage. Some factors, external to higher education systems, are clearly emerging, such as demographic transformations, migrations or technological developments, among others. These can represent both challenges and opportunities in the sense that they can promote the consolidation of a shared space for knowledge, science and research.

For all these reasons, at UNESCO IESALC we promote the necessary mechanisms to guarantee the mobility of professionals, thus strengthening a model of social leadership that allows economic and sustainable development of countries.

Thanks to the Regional Convention for the Recognition of Studies, Degrees and Diplomas in Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean, we can guarantee that migratory flows incorporate the recognition of talent as a social value of our region.  

Goals

Goals

The overall objective of the course is to provide an overview of the value of the World Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education as an instrument to facilitate international academic mobility and to promote the right of individuals to have their qualifications assessed through fair, transparent, non-discriminatory and timely mechanisms.

Specifically:

  1. To know the background to the Global and Regional Convention for the Recognition of Studies and Academic Mobility. 
  2. Identify the advantages of the Regional Agreement to promote and strengthen international cooperation in higher education. 
  3. Promote initiatives for the ratification of the Convention in your country.

Recipients

RecipientsDesigned for government officials with responsibilities in the recognition and homologation of studies, students and representatives of internationalization of universities and civil society in general.

Themes

Module 1: Academic Mobility
Module 2: The Global Convention on the Recognition of Degrees and Diplomas in Higher Education
Module 3: International Conventions on the recognition of studies and academic degree
Module 4: Regional Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Degrees and Diplomas in Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean
Module 5: All you need to know about the recognition of studies, degrees and diplomas in higher education
Farewell Module

Requirements

RequirementsNo previous specific knowledge is required to take this course. In order to take advantage of it, it is suggested to have basic knowledge of digital tools.