ASIA: New deal reached on degree recognition

A student who completes a three-year undergraduate course in China or Australia will be recognised as a holder of a bachelors degree in Korea under a recently revised agreement on academic recognition in Asia-Pacific countries, writes Lee Woo-young for the Korea Herald.

The education ministry said that a UNESCO ministerial meeting in Tokyo from 25-26 November adopted the revised UNESCO convention on the recognition of qualifications in higher education in the Asia-Pacific region. The meeting drew delegates from 28 countries to discuss the 1983 convention.

Parties to the convention include Korea, Japan, China, Australia and Southeast Asian countries including the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia, they said. The revised agreement aims to make degree standards and quality more comparable and compatible throughout Asia to help students continue their studies in different countries and promote academic exchanges in the region, education officials said.
Full report on the Korea Herald site