CoRe Projects

Competences in Education and Recognition

Welcome to the CoRe projects website

CoRe stands for Competences in Education and Recognition.

Representatives from NUFFIC, UK NARIC, French, Estonian and Czech NARICs came together to form the CoRe1 project team. The aim of CoRe1 was to evaluate the impact of the degree profile, developed by the Tuning Educational Structures in Europe project. This would include a review of how it facilitated transparency and academic recognition within Europe. Through the project it was established that the application of the degree profile varied so greatly across the different higher education institutions that there was no consistency in how concise and clear competences and learning outcomes were formulated. To ensure the consistency and usability of the degree profile in practice, a second project (CoRe II) was conceived.

CoRe2 was a two-year project funded under the Lifelong Learning programme and conducted by a consortium of ENIC/NARICs, Tuning and the Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO). Further information on project partners is available in the Partner section.

The project focused on the creation of a user friendly guide specifically targeted at higher education staff who are responsible for the provision of information relating to particular study courses within the degree profile. The guide consists of a single template for the Tuning Degree Profile and guidelines how to complete the degree profile, including examples of good practice and a glossary of terms to ensure a similar understanding and use of words.

The guide will facilitate a consistent use of the degree profiles by higher education institutions, which in turn will allow for better evaluations by international credential evaluators and admission officers in their evaluations of qualifications. It also provides meaningful information for potential employers while recruiting a graduate and for prospective students who like to orientate themselves on a particular programme.

Further information on the aims of CoRe2 may be found in the Objectives section. More general information on the project is provided in our FAQs section .

You can find further information relating to the first project in CoRe1 section.