Different Roles, Different Responsibilities
The National Qualifications Authority of Ireland hosted a conference entitled ‘Different Roles, Different Responsibilities’ in the Conrad Hotel Dublin on the 21st November 2008. The purpose of the conference was to facilitate discussion between admission and international officers from higher education and training providers and the qualifications recognition service at the Authority. In particular, the conference aimed to create an understanding of the broader societal role the recognition service plays in Ireland and the role that the recognition of qualifications plays with regard to recruitment as well access and admission to education and training programmes. The conference also sought to strengthen the recognition service’s connections with providers in order to create a two way flow of information and to establish a basis for moving towards a more a transparent and consistent system of qualifications recognition in Ireland. Finally, the conference provided an opportunity to promote the research completed by the Authority to date on other education systems and to demonstrate how this research underpins the comparability statements the Authority issues to individual applicants seeking recognition of their qualifications. Specifically, the conference focused on the education systems of China, Poland and Nigeria in particular.
This event was attended by 46 participants, representing 21 institutions from across the higher education sector. There was very positive engagement during the day between the Admissions and International Officers and the Authority.
Qualifications Matter- Opportunities For Integration
The National Qualifications Authority of Ireland in associatoin with NCCRI hosted a breakfast to raise awareness of the international qualifications recognition service, and the opportunities for those holding qualifications gained abroad in Mater Dei Institute of Education, Dublin. The Guest of honour was Minister for Integration, Conor Lenihan T.D.
Qualifications Recognition hosted a conference to highlight the opportunities that have been developed for the recognition of foreign qualifications in Ireland and to seek to develop such opportunities further. It was attended by representatives of various national bodies and organisations.