Archive for Bologna

Fears for degree muddle

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 9 January 2011 by Steve

“The dispute over Germany’s retention of its old diplom degree in the engineering sciences despite the Bologna process has been given further impetus through the adoption of new legislation by the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and the announcement by a leading university specialising in engineering sciences that it will introduce new diplom courses this year …” (more)

[Michael Gardner, University World News, 9 January]

Universities agree to sharpen profiles

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 31 October 2010 by Steve

“Universities across Europe are attempting to sharpen their distinctive profiles in response to an era of multiple reforms and deep cuts in government spending …” (more)

[Brendan O’Malley, University World News, 31 October]

Bologna doesn’t have to kill diversity

Posted in teaching with tags on 31 October 2010 by Steve

“Today, many people think the notion of diversity in higher education is under threat in Europe – that under the pressure of a pan-continental higher education area, the expansion of the English language as a means of instruction …” (more)

[Alex Usher, University World News, 31 October]

Beware of ministers bearing gifts labelled ‘made in Bologna’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 28 October 2010 by Steve

“Process served as ‘Trojan Horse’ for wider reforms, rectors hear. Governments have used the Bologna Process as a ‘Trojan Horse’ to force through controversial reforms of their higher education systems, university rectors from across Europe heard …” (more)

[Hannah Fearn, Times Higher Education, 28 October]

As a Common Higher-Education Framework for the Americas Is Envisioned, Some Wonder Who May Lose Out

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 22 October 2010 by Steve

“Some 700 university representatives from 40 countries have gathered here this week to work toward the creation of a common higher-education space of the Americas, similar to the Bologna agreement in Europe. Yet few of those attending have a clear idea of what such a system would entail …” (more)

[Marion Lloyd and others, Chronicle of Higher Education, 22 October]

The bonfire of the Universities

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 10 October 2010 by Steve

“Bologna’s blind alley: Eurozine editorial; European university reform: ten propositions in search of an answer …” (links)

[Parar Bolonha, 10 October]

As Europe’s Higher-Education Systems Try to Work in Concert, Notes of Discord Remain

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 20 September 2010 by Steve

“A complex effort to harmonize degree systems in 47 European countries and create a common European Higher Education Area in which students and academics can move to work and study has resulted in significant changes for European higher education. But the project has also engendered deeply ambivalent feelings in many quarters …” (more)

[Aisha Labi, Chronicle of Higher Education, 19 September]

Talkback

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 20 April 2010 by Steve

“The reality of college life both in Ireland and across Europe is changing rapidly because of what is known as the Bologna Process. These changes are transforming every aspect of what our third-level institutions do and how they do it …” (more)

[Irish Times, 20 April]

From the big picture to close ups: in Zagreb and Vienna the week the European Higher Education Area was launched

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 30 March 2010 by Steve

“As noted in a recent GlobalHigherEd entry by Kris Olds (‘The Global Bologna Policy Forum: a forum for the emerging global higher education and research space?’ 13 March 2010), the development of the Bologna Forum brings the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) firmly into the international relations domain. But I think it is instructive to know about the politics too, as a minimum to learn how the Forum idea emerged …” (more)

[Anne Corbett, Global Higher Ed, 29 March]

The European dimension

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 20 March 2010 by Steve

“Just over a week ago, on March 12, Education Ministers from 47 countries formally launched the European Higher Education Area. In essence this is an output from the Bologna process, and the newly launched ‘area’ contains countries that have adapted their higher education systems to Bologna …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 20 March]

Process Report – Bologna lacks coherent Europe-wide focus

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 18 March 2010 by Steve

“The Bologna Process has been described as a ‘missed opportunity’ to offer a vision for higher education and research in Europe as it passed a milestone in its development. The claim was made in Vienna as university leaders and government ministers gathered for the official launch of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) …” (more)

[John Morgan, Times Higher Education, 18 March]

Urgent need for reform

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 14 March 2010 by Steve

“As Education Ministers celebrated the 10th Anniversary of Bologna in Budapest and Vienna this week, the European Student Union criticised the shortcomings and ‘superficial implementation’ of the process …” (more)

[Joseph Walters, University World News, 14 March]

Bologna architecture in place

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 14 March 2010 by Steve

“Considerable progress has been made in developing the Bologna process, according to a new report released by the European University Association during Bologna’s 10th anniversary events in Vienna. The report, Trends 2010, was released to coincide with the launch of the European Higher Education Area …” (more)

[Michael Gardner, University World News, 14 March]

The Global Bologna Policy Forum: a forum for the emerging global higher education and research space?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 14 March 2010 by Steve

“As our readers know, the Bologna Process was launched in 1999 with the objective of constructing the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) by 2010. One increasingly important aspect of the evolution of the Bologna Process is its ‘external’ (aka ‘global’) dimension …” (more)

[GlobalHigherEd, 13 March]

My, how you’ve grown

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 11 March 2010 by Steve

“The unanswered Kissinger question, ‘What number do I call for Europe?’, applies to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Who should you call? The European Commission? The European Union? The European Parliament? Ah, the Bologna Process … but where’s that? Managed by 46 states, its secretariat shifts every two to three years. No ordinary mortal can keep up with the consequential changes in rules and attitude …” (more)

[Anne Corbett, Times Higher Education, 11 March]

ESU: Bologna Process Misused to Fit Short-Term National Agendas

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 9 March 2010 by Steve

“The Bologna Process has been misinterpreted, misused and twisted to fit the short-term political goals of the governments. It is sometimes impossible to recognise the goals of the process: better social conditions for students, better recognition of foreign degrees and better possibilities to study abroad …” (more)

[Your Story, 9 March]

Uniriot towards Wien – Europe calling!

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 28 February 2010 by Steve

“On March 11th and 12th, an event that is only apparently insignificant and self-referential will take place in Budapest and Wien: the celebration of the anniversary of the Bologna Process, the reform of the university system drawn up ten years ago and progressively applied in the European countries …” (more)

[Nelson Fraga, Parar Bolonha, 28 February]

Unrest as the Bologna Process reaches its 10th anniversary

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 27 February 2010 by Steve

“Students in several countries in Europe have protested against the national implementation of the Bologna Process. But the same students and student representatives across the continent are also trying to make the process work …” (more)

[Parar Bolonha, 27 February]

Euro-Asia university cooperation as a means to enrich academic quality

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 20 February 2010 by Steve

“… I would just like to look today at two main themes – how we have attempted to strengthen higher education across Europe, through the Bologna process, and how we have sought to promote cooperation with third countries in higher education …” (more)

[Alistair MacDonald, Global Higher Ed, 20 February]

‘The Challenge of Bologna’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 18 February 2010 by Steve

“The ‘Bologna Process’, under which European nations have agreed on common higher education standards – with the goal of making degrees and students recognized and respected across borders – continues to attract increased attention in the United States. In his new book, Paul L. Gaston, Trustees Professor at Kent State University, considers the evolution of Europe’s plans and their impact on American higher education …” (more)

[Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, 18 February]