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]