AHOVOKS (Agency for Higher Education, Adult Education, Qualifications and Student Finance)

Date of signing the Groningen Declaration: 8 April 2014, Washington, D.C., USA
Established in 2006


General information:
AHOVOKS 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 diplomas 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.

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 :

Chief contact person:
Evi Verduyckt, Head of division – Higher Education division
email address: evi.verduyckt@ond.vlaanderen.be

Koning Albert II – laan 15
B1210, Brussel Belgium