The UN agency UNESCO has acknowledged that it should be easier to get higher education approved across national borders.
UNESCO is responsible for higher education in the UN. Now they have adopted a convention that will make it easier to get higher education approved across national borders.
This makes it easier for Norwegians to get their education approved outside Europe.
“We have long seen the need for better education approval systems as people move across the globe. Convention is a response to this,” writes Science and Higher Education Minister Iselin Nybø (Venstre/Liberal Party) in a press release.
In addition to the convention, the UN introduces a so-called qualification passport for refugees. The passport, which was introduced in Norway in 2016, must contain information about the applicant’s highest education, work experience, and language skills, as well as advice and guidance on the road ahead.
Thus, refugees can now get an assessment of their qualifications, even if they lack written documentation on the education they have taken.
The purpose of the passport is to make it easier for refugees to get a job.
“These are good measures that will strengthen the integration of refugees in particular. Both schemes will ensure that everyone can now bring along and have their qualifications recognized wherever they go in the world,” Nybø writes in the press release.
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