Mongolian higher education to be internationally recognized

2019-04-17 18:09:12

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Sports Yo.Baatarbileg today reported about Mongolia’s joining the UNESCO Regional Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific.

Mongolia joined the convention in 1991 and the Convention was revised and re-adopted in 2011 in Tokyo. UNESCO has approved a decision made by the Government of Mongolia on joining the revised convention and the convention will come into effect from May 1 in Mongolia.  

About it, Minister Yo.Baatarbileg said "Nonrecognition of academic diplomas occurs for Mongolian students who intend to study in foreign countries. By acceding to the convention, higher education of Mongolia will be recognized in developed countries in Asia and the Pacific, especially in Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia and New Zealand. By doing so, a door  opens for Mongolian citizens to improve their professional skills, continue their study and work. However, it will not be directly recognized from next month. Rules and regulations in the revised convention will be introduced in domestic curriculum and its standards at first."

Chief of Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development based at UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education Libing Wang noted that the convention has many significance. In particular, students from other Asian countries will study in Mongolia in addition to making it easy for Mongolians to study abroad. Moreover, reforms will be made in education sector of Mongolia in order to be internationally recognized.  

The revised convention has entered into force in February, 2018 as five countries in the region joined it.