Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) has now opened a new recognition scheme for persons with foreign tertiary vocational education.
An additional five qualifications included in the recognition scheme for foreign vocational education and training
Cooks, institutional cooks, cosmetologists, motor vehicle mechanics for heavy or light vehicles have the opportunity to apply for recognition of their vocational education and training from abroad as of Monday, 15th October.
NOKUT has recently undergone an external review by the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA). The conclusion of ENQA’s panel of experts is that NOKUT is an exemplary national quality assurance agency in many aspects of its work, and in compliance with European standards and guidelines.
NOKUT launches a new recognition service for people with higher education qualifications from the Nordic countries who wish to work or study in Norway. Applicants can now download a standardized recognition statement for each of the Nordic countries that details the higher education qualifications that are automatically recognized by NOKUT, and how each qualification compares with Norwegian qualifications. The statement is immediately available for use in job and university applications.
Approximately 200 students from Bangladesh attend Norwegian universities and university colleges. In order to assist Norwegian institutions of higher learning in their work with this group, NOKUT has now gathered information about Bangladesh’s educational system, degrees and NOKUT’s assessment of education from this country in its country database.
On 18 April 2018, Norway and China signed an agreement on the mutual recognition of qualifications in higher education. The purpose of the agreement is to encourage more, as well as academically relevant, exchange agreements between Norwegian and Chinese universities and university colleges.
The University College of Southeast Norway (USN) meets all of the requirements to become a university and NOKUT is therefore following the recommendations of the expert committee that assessed its application.
The People’s Republic of China and Norway have signed an agreement on mutual recognition of qualifications in higher education.
Since the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) has opened for recognition of vocational education and training from abroad in November 2016, it has received over 1000 applications. On top of the list of those who receive recognition are plumbers and wood products carpenters from Poland.
That is what NOKUT wants to find out when, for the first time, we send out a questionnaire on course quality to around 13,500 vocational school students at 78 vocational schools across Norway.