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The 12th Session of the Regional Committee on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific

12th Session of the Regional Committee

21-23 May 2013
The Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit
Bangkok, Thailand

The 12th Session of the Regional Committee on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific was held in conjunction with a regional workshop on the Recognition of Foreign Qualifications. It was co-organised by UNESCO Bangkok, the Korean Council of University Education (KCUE) and the Australian government’s department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.

The meeting aimed to encourage Member States to ratify the Asia-Pacific Regional Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education. To this end, the meeting provided an opportunity for participants to discuss processes and challenges encountered in the ratification and implementation process of the Convention. At the workshop, members reviewed a draft Toolkit, containing explanatory notes on the Convention, criteria and procedure to assess foreign qualifications, and an advocacy brief on the ratification of the revised Convention.

Representatives of Member States and State Parties which have ratified the 1983 Convention, observers from non-state parties, NGOs and IGOs, and experts from other Regional Conventions attended the meeting.

Resources

12th Session of the Regional Committee

Progress Report

Overview of the Asia-Pacific Regional Convention and draft ‘Toolkit for the Recognition of Foreign Qualifications’


Presentation of Country Reports focused on progresses and challenges in ratifying and implementing the Asia-Pacific Regional Convention

State Parties

Non State Parties

Regional Workshop on the Recognition of Foreign Qualifications 

Presentations and discussion on National Qualifications Framework (NQF)

Presentations and discussion on Diploma Supplement  

Presentation and discussion on the strengthening of National Information Centres (NICs) and a regional NIC network

Presentations and discussions on Substantial Difference and NICs