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