Countries ratify UNESCO global treaty on recognition of higher ed qualifications


In a recent article for University World News, Nic Mitchell discusses the growing interest and participation in the United Nations’ qualification recognition treaty. Twenty-eight countries—representing a quarter of the world’s internationally mobile student population—have ratified the treaty on the recognition of higher education qualifications. The treaty allows for transnational credential recognition, removing barriers to mobility for those who have completed higher education qualifications abroad. UNESCO director of policies and lifelong learning systems Borhene Chakroun said that some of the largest sending and receiving countries—including United States, Canada, Germany, China, India, and Brazil—have not yet joined the convention.

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