Higher Education Activities - December 2023

Unpacking recognition: from the basics to automatic recognition across the EHEA

A webinar organized by the European University Association (EUA) will provide an overview of relevant documents and developments in the field of academic recognition, i.e., recognition of qualifications and study periods for educational purposes.

Ever since the adoption of the UNESCO/Council of Europe Lisbon Recognition Convention in 1997, significant strides have been made in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and beyond towards fair, consistent, and transparent recognition procedures. The Convention, which stipulates the basic principles for the recognition of qualifications and study periods among its signatories, is the only legal tool of the Bologna Process. Switzerland has been a full member of the Bologna Process / European Higher Education Area since 1999.

The event takes place on 16 January 2024, from 14.00 to 15.00 CET. More details and the link to register can be found here
University as community: students’ perceptions of participation, engagement and belonging at European higher education institutions

What values ​​are most important to students? What to focus on if you want to engage young people: current important topics or their motivations? The UNICOMM – University Community Project consortium published the findings of the report titled “University as community: students’ perceptions of participation, engagement and belonging at European higher education institutions.” This report stems from a comprehensive survey conducted among 465 students across over 20 countries within European higher education institutions.

The publication is addressed not only for employees of universities and student organizations. It can also be a valuable source of knowledge for institutions or NGOs whose target group are young people and for the audience interested in generational changes.

Download the full report here