The Future of Digital
Student Data Portability

AHOVOS (Agency for Higher Education, Adult Education and Study Grants)

Established in 2006, signed the Groningen Declaration on April 8th, 2014.

Koning Albert II - laan 15
B1210, Brussel Belgium

General information:
AHOVOS is an executive agency that is part of the Flemish ministry of Education and Training. We grant funding tot universities, university colleges and centres for adult education. We pay teachers’ salaries and provide pupil and student grants. We collect data on student enrolment, credits and diploma’s from all universities and university colleges in a central information system (DHO). The central system can also be consulted by universities and university colleges through a set of secure web services.

Chief contact person:
Peter Marmentier, Head of division – Higher Education division

Year from which student data can be digitally retrieved :
Higher Education: 1999-2000
Secondary Education: 2001-2002
Adult Education: 01/04/2013

Educational sectors represented in depository :
A central diploma depository is maintained by our sister agency AKOV: the LED (Leer- en Ervaringsbewijzen Databank). This depository not only contains data on qualifications from formal learning, but also contains learning qualifications from vocational sources.

Current number of student data registrations:

Annual increase of registered student data :
40.000 new students on average per academic year

Number of consultations of student data :

AHOVOS contributions

2013: Student data in Flanders

2014: Peter Parmentier - e-Enrolment piliot Flanders - The Netherlands