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China-EU cooperation in academic credential recognition


Questions on academic certificates and mutual recognition of university degrees are expected to be a top item at the China-EU education ministers conference and the Fourth Education Policy Dialogue with Central and Eastern Europe, in Beijing, on Oct 11.

The education ministers conference has a theme of “Building a China-EU education Silk Road towards the future” and, in addition to the academic credential, issues will cover student exchanges and other important areas such as expanding cooperation between universities and enterprises and cultivating student entrepreneurs and innovation.

The education ministers are also expected to discuss improving education quality for China’s and Europe’s sustainable development and exploring new areas of cooperation and university sports exchanges, which are also important items.

In the case of the Education Policy Dialogue with Central and Eastern Europe, this is the fourth time for it to take place and it is expected to address topics similar to those at the ministers meeting, along with cooperation in national and regional language teaching, education for youngsters in entrepreneurship and innovation, and talent development in certain disciplines

China’s Education Ministry reports that China has so far signed agreements on recognizing academic credentials and degrees with the UK, Germany, France, Bulgaria, and 15 other EU members.