Best practices in evaluating foreign credentials

Join expert trainers and your international education community on 24 and 26 April for an interactive introduction to the most important aspects of the field of evaluation and recognition of foreign credentials for newcomers.

Led by experienced trainers Marijke Blom-Westrik and Kristina Sutkutė, the course is specially designed to provide you with the tools to build a coherent credential evaluation methodology at your institution. This course comprises six hours of face-to-face learning and approximately two hours of self-guided study to be completed before the final learning session.

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If you are a newcomer to the field of credential evaluation and recognition, this course will introduce key aspects of the field such as requirements regarding the application file, the criteria and procedures used as advocated by the Lisbon Recognition Convention; where you can find accurate, up-to-date information about other education systems; the importance of accreditation, ways to combat fraud and how to develop a step-by-step coherent evaluation methodology.  

What you'll learn

As a participant, you will benefit from a hands-on approach, the use of cases from daily practice, a chance to share information and experiences with your peers, and the extensive knowledge and expertise of the presenters. During the course theory will alternate with practice and the training will be interactive using polls and breakout rooms for case discussions.

The online course will help you:  

  • Learn more about applying the principles of the Lisbon Recognition Convention  
  • Come away with valuable tools and useful information resources  
  • Become aware of the importance of accreditation 
  • Become aware of the problem of the submission of fraudulent documents and how to combat fraud 
  • Use a coherent credential evaluation methodology based on good practices 
  • Work with actual cases to apply good practice and sharpen your instincts 

How to get the most out of this course

This beginner's course will help all university staff responsible for evaluating foreign credentials, as well as study abroad advisers and recruitment officers, approach the issue of credential evaluation and recognition with confidence. Much of the focus during the course will be on hands-on learning and some preparatory reading will be requested in advance. 

If you have any questions about this course, please check the Frequently Asked Questions page. 

Important dates

  • 24

    Training, 14:00–17:30 CEST

  • 25

    Self-guided study

  • 26

    Training, 14:00–17:00 CEST