The importance of competency management as a management-supporting process has been clearly increasing in enterprises. In universities and other institutions teaching competency as such, it is transforming to one of the most important core processes, thus leading itself to representing a measurable value to the customer, in particular a student. The present paper enhances the point of view on competency management in enterprises by that of an institution imparting competency. The development of an intramural (i.e. in connection to university) system of competency management and furthermore its evaluation represents the core subject of this thesis. This particular system provides the ability to save competence profiles using defined HR-XML profiles, which include possible corresponding evidences (e.g. books read, lectures attended and projects finished). Every single evidence alters the characteristic of knowledge and experience aspects in each competence item. Using this evidence-based approach one can easily integrate new measuring instruments and methods.
The system can be used to check for the differences (i.e. "the gap") between ones personal profile and already defined or user-created target profiles - or, on the other hand, to find a suitable job offer, including traineeships, or a possible subject for writing a diploma thesis; this is done by comparing the requirements with ones profile in HR-XML. Two prototype versions have been evaluated doing group discussions in which an approach centered on the subject was used - not only focusing on evaluation as an issue of technology, but also assessing the benefits for students. Algorithms, trust, and privacy of data seemed to play a vital role in the discussion process.