25th March 2015

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WHAT: ELECTRONIC TRANSFER OF STUDENT RECORDSDrawing of a student

EMREX is the solution for electronic transfer of student records between higher education institutions in Europe. The project addresses the EU 2020 target that 20% of higher education students should be mobile. The biggest benefit of EMREX is the increased availability, quality and reliability of information about student records of achievement information.

WHO: FIVE COUNTRIES ARE TESTING

The EMREX field trial aims at testing new ways to make the administration of student mobility easier, promoting higher attainment level to student mobility in higher education, encouraging more effective recognition of prior learning and avoiding overlapping studies. In the first phase the trial is set-up between four Nordic countries (Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden) and Italy.
HOW: THE STUDENT INITIATES THE TRANSFER OF RECORDS
The electronic transfer of the student achievement is initiated by a student’s approval through the Student Mobility Plug-in (SMP), installed in the student web/ the student portal at the home university. The student records are then fetched from the National Contact Point (NCP) of the host university in question.

EMREX is neither an IT project as such, nor is the project aiming at developing a new system. The solution utilizes existing infrastructure (e.g. user authentication, authorization, data warehouses etc.).

WHEN: THE SOLUTION AVAILABLE FOR THE UNIVERSITIES FROM 2016

In 2016, the service is available for higher education institutions in the Nordic countries and Italy. These countries test and evaluate the functionality and the impact of the solution.

The solution is also available for other countries. New countries can join the EMREX through creating their own HEI clients and contribute to the network by providing their own National Contact Points. See information about how to join here.

A successful testing phase, and, in the long term, an effective and good service require participation, interest and engagement of the institutions and students. Participation is done on a voluntarily basis, but the EMREX project group appreciate all efforts to bring forward the process to finally take benefit of the results: increased availability, quality and reliability of information on student records.

IT’S EASY! JOIN US!

The project progress and success relies on its users, therefore all HEIs and students interested in joining the project are highly welcomed and appreciated. Do not hesitate to contact us!

PARTNERS

  1. CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd, Finland
  2. IT Department of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science (UFM-IT), Denmark
  3. KION, Italy
  4. FSAT, University of Oslo, Norway
  5. University of Warsaw, Poland
  6. The Ladok Consortium, Sweden
  7. Council for Higher Education (UHR), Sweden
  8. Umeå University, Sweden

MORE INFORMATION

The project’s internal confluence pages are open to all interested parties. More information about the field trial or technical planning can be found at the EMREX wiki pages