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Micro-credentials in higher education - Higher education conversation series

Micro-credentials in higher education - Higher education conversation series

This is the second round of Higher education conversations, now in the leadup to the entry into force of the Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education. This first conversation in the series aims to bring together policy makers and higher education stakeholders to advance the understanding and quality of micro-credentials in higher education in order to boost their impact and efficiency for all learners.

Key questions to be examined:

  • How do micro-credentials fit into formal higher education systems? 
  • What are the opportunities and potential benefits of micro-credentials in universities?
  • What are the primary challenges for developing relevant, useful, and quality micro-credentials in higher education?
  • How to assure the quality of micro-credentials, and how can they be recognized across borders?  
  • How can higher education institutions and employers work together on micro-credentials to ensure smoother transitions of students into the world of work? 
  • How can micro-credentials be utilized to promote lifelong learning?


  • Maki Katsuno-Hayashikawa, Director of the Division for Education 2030, UNESCO (opening remarks)
  • Katerina Ananiadou, Programme Specialist, Section of Youth, Literacy and Skills Development, UNESCO 
  • Chiara Finocchietti, Deputy Director of CIMEA and Vice President of ENIC/NARIC 
  • Roger Y. Chao Jr., Assistant Director and Head of Education, Youth and Sports, ASEAN Secretariat 
  • Himanshu Mahajan, General Manager at Huawei’s Talent Partner Development Department
  • Moderator: Andreas Snildal, Senior Programme Officer, Higher Education Section, UNESCO

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Source: https://events.unesco.org/event?id=4122704570&lang=1033