Canada moves closer to Bologna!

02 September, 2018

A story in University World News tell of how Canada has become the 54th country to ratify the Lisbon Recognition Convention (LRC), and on 1 August it formally became the 54th state party to this convention. But what difference does it make whether the LRC has been ratified by 53 or 54 countries?

In itself, the difference is not enormous, even if every new ratification is eagerly welcomed. The LRC has long been well established as the international standard for the recognition of qualifications in the European region. It is also important to note that the LRC is the only legally binding treaty that is part of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).