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SHARE Expert Workshop on Credit Transfer in the ASEAN, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
7 January 2016

Campus France organized a two-day workshop on credit transfer on 6-7 January 2016 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Within SHARE, Campus France is leading on the development of a credit transfer system (CTS) and platform (SHARE result areas 3a and 3b). The aim of the workshop was to discuss the results of the self-analysis research conducted since November 2015 by SHARE’s experts working group in ASEAN countries. The team of EP Nuffic, the SHARE partner in charge of setting up a scholarship scheme to test the credit transfer system (SHARE result area 3c), also participated in the workshop.

As part of their research, SHARE’s CTS experts have met with higher education institutions and ministries to examine existing systems and understand how programmes are being implemented and assessed. The purpose of completing this research is to have a good understanding of the dynamics driving CTS and any constraints hampering its implementation. Ultimately, this information serves to identify the needs of an ASEAN-wide credit transfer scheme. The cross-analysis and identification of the points of convergence and divergence between study programmes will allow SHARE to develop a credit system that would fit a representative range of situations within ASEAN.

The self-analysis documents shall be completed by the end of January 2016 and preliminary results as well as issues relating to the compatibility between an ASEAN ACTS (ACTS) and the well-established European CTS (ECTS) have been discussed during a workshop with the European SHARE experts in Paris, France on 22 January 2016 with a view of building an ASEAN-European CTS (AECTS).

This workshop will be followed by a meeting to discuss the detailed requirements and the design of the future ACTS/AECTS platform and the results of the research study will be presented during SHARE’s second Policy Dialogue in Bangkok, Thailand on 24-25 February 2016.

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