ERIC Number: EJ718231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Reference Count: 17
Migration and Recognition of Diplomas in Sweden
European Journal of Education, v40 n2 p123-141 Jun 2005
Trans-national migration is now a global phenomenon, affecting an increasing amount of persons, many of whom have already completed a form of higher education in their country of origin or earlier residence at the time of migration. There is consequently a need to evaluate foreign degrees and assess migrants' professional competence beyond their initial borders. Recognition of diplomas against the background of the integration process is the core of this article. Combining considerations regarding migration and integration of highly educated international migrants on the labour market of their target countries with a closer perspective on the process of validation of foreign higher education and professional competence in Sweden, the article treats this topic as a European example of the development of an issue of increasing importance in years to come.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Migration, Labor Market, Immigrants, Academic Degrees
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden