The Future of Digital
Student Data Portability

Why Groningen Declaration

In a nutshell

The Groningen Declaration seeks common ground in best serving the academic and professional mobility needs of citizens world wide by bringing together key stakeholders in the Digital Student Data Ecosystem, specially in our Annual Meeting, the next one will be held in Paris, France from 18th to 20th April 2018 under the theme The Ageo of Opportunity.

Our goal

We make Digital Student Data Portability happen. Citizens world wide should be able to consult and share their authentic educational data with whomever they want, whenever they want, wherever they are.

Join us

We build a network of like-minded organizations and people who see the potential of the Groningen Declaration. Get involved to further global human capital cross border mobility and make it happen. Come to our next Annual Meeting in Paris, France from 18th to 20th April 2018 under the theme The Ageo of Opportunity.

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What you need to know

Full text of the Groningen Declaration

We, the signatories of this Groningen Declaration on Digital Student Data Depositories Worldwide, are witnessing a growing awareness in large parts of the worlds of politics and academics, as well as in public opinion, of the need to establish a more complete and far-reaching delivery of digital student data. As we see it, digital student data portability and digital student data depositories are becoming increasingly concrete and relevant realities, and in the years to come, they will contribute decisively to the free movement of students and skilled workers on a global scale.

Selected articles

The Fifth Way: A Plea for Inter-connected Central Student Data Depositories

Key Note Speech by Thomas C. Black at the Founding Seminar “Digital Student Data Depositories Worldwide”, 16 April 2012 Groningen, The Netherlands

I want to thank DUO, and especially its Director General, Rob Kerstens, for inviting me to this lovely place.  And my appreciation to Regina Riemersma and Herman de Leeuw and the several European colleagues I have come to know as having mutual interests in digital student data portability.

A Mexican Vision on Global Digital Student Data Portability

The Asia-Pacific Academic Credit and Qualifications Bank captures the vision of Guillermo Pablo Lopez Andrade, Director-General at the Mexican SEP – the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Dirección General de Acreditación, Incorporación y Revalidación – on how central digital student data depositories could further academic and professional mobility and recognition within the Asia-Pacific region. Guillermo’s vision logically builds on the potential of SEP’s RODAC database – the Registro Nacional de Emisión, Validación e Inscripción de Documentos Académicos.  Interestingly, G

Transcending the Maze

Stanford University’s digital magazine on digital student data portability and the electronic student portfolio

The Groningen Declaration Network is honored to have been selected by Stanford University, Palo Alto (CA), USA  to publish its very first digital magazine on e-portfolios and DSDP, Transcending the Maze: Moving Forward with Global Credentials.

Signatories of the
Groningen Declaration