The Vietsch Foundation announces a new grant to CSC for a project to expand the EMREX network to the EU and beyond.
EMREX is a solution for transferring student data internationally in a machine-readable way. It consists of two parts: the technical solution and the international network (EMREX user group – EUG) enabling and developing the activities. EMREX originated as an EU-funded project 2015-2017, aiming to simplify and increase the quality of the credit transfer process after a student exchange. At present, EMREX is operational in a number of countries in Europe. It is a technical solution used to securely exchange educational data between students and third parties, for example higher education institutions (HEIs) or potential employers. In this way, EMREX can facilitate student mobility and decrease the administrative burden of student exchanges for the institutions. EMREX uses an open source technical solution, through which different kinds of educational data can be transferred, be it transcript of records or entire diplomas.
The Vietsch Foundation grant will serve two objectives:
- Industrializing the EMREX registry and reviewing the ELMO standard
- Dissemination of EMREX services and building the EMREX brand
This will help EMREX to make a step-change towards a self-standing service which creates value to students and organizations in Europe and also globally.