The diploma of higher education – an educational diploma, recognised by the state, which attests the acquired higher education of a person according to the acquisition of internationally accredited programme corresponding to the particular level of higher education.
A supplement of a diploma – a diploma formed according to the regulations of the European Commission, The Council of Europe, educational, science and culture organisation of the United Nations (UNESCO/ CEPES), which provides objective information and ensures an academic and professional recognition of the corresponding diploma in Latvia and abroad.
The information on the essence of successfully finished studies, the level, context, content and status of the person, mentioned in the original of the diploma are included in the supplement of the diploma.
On July 11th 2009 a recognition label, acknowledging the quality of diplomas’ supplements was awarded to Rezekne Higher Education Institution in Brussels.
The European Commission executive agency of education, audiovisual field and culture has awarded a prestigious recognition label of diplomas’ supplements to Rezekne Higher Education Institution.
Early in the year Studies’ department of Rezekne Higher Education Institution in collaboration with public relations’ department submitted the supplements of RHEI diplomas to the European Commission for appraisal. They were appraised in three turns – at the National agency, at the experts’ commission, as well as at the European Commission. 7 higher education institutions from Latvia had applied for the competition. But the recognition award up to the year 2013 was awarded only to Rezekne Higher Education Institution.
Helena Overina, the head of RHEI public relations’ department has emphasised that the Diploma Supplement Label is a confirmation to the fact that the education acquired at Rezekne Higher Education Institution is appropriate to the highest standards of the European Quality, as well as it testifies on the fact that RHEI successfully organizes work and incorporates into the space of the European Union higher education, fulfils the requirements of the EU. RHEI issues the unified Diploma Supplement Label since 2002. In the future the Diploma Supplement Label will be also stationed on RHEI Diploma.
Alvine Kazinika, he head of RHEI studies department has considered that a particular attention at RHEI is paid to the quality of studies, the procedure of credits’ granting, and the issue of the diploma supplements.
’’The Diploma Supplement Label has been gained due to the enterprise and an invested work of the staff of the faculties, Studies department and public relations’ department. It is an acknowledgement that RHEI graduates not only acquire a good quality education but also the fact that the credits granted correspond to the European Union credits’ transfer system and a Diploma Supplement fully corresponds to the requirements of the European Commission, ’’ Angelika Jusko-Stekele, RHEI studies’ pro-rector has pointed out.
At present RHEI offers 46 programmes – at the levels of basic studies, Master’s and Doctoral studies. When acquiring a higher education at any level, the graduates of Rezekne Higher Education Institution receive a diploma that has been acknowledged in Latvia, Europe and around the world.