Stig Arne Skjerven

Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education, Norway
Stig Arne Skjerven

Stig Arne Skjerven is Director of Foreign Education at the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT). In addition to leading the Norwegian ENIC-NARIC office, he has been crucial in developing recognition schemes in Norway, in particular for refugees, displaced persons and others lacking verifiable documentation. He has published a number of articles on this issue. Together with his team in NOKUT, he developed the methodology behind the Qualifications Passport for Refugees, which is currently being tested on a European level by the Council of Europe. He is elected President of the ENIC Network of recognition of higher education qualifications. He has experience as an elected representative of the EAIE and the European recognition network (ENIC-NARIC), and has actively participated in international work in various field of higher education. He is currently a member of UNESCO’s Drafting Committee for the Global Convention for Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications.