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ERIC Number: EJ1136060
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2161-7252
International Student Mobility in Europe in the Context of the Bologna Process
Teichler, Ulrich
Journal of International Education and Leadership, v2 n1 Spr 2012
The Bologna Process is the newest of a chain of activities stimulated by supra-national actors since the 1950s to challenge national borders in higher education in Europe. Now, the ministers in charge of higher education of the individual European countries agreed to promote a similar cycle-structure of study programmes and programmes based on the strategic aim to enhance student mobility in two directions: to increase the attractiveness for students from other parts of the world to study--primarily for the whole study programme--in European countries and to facilitate intra-European--primarily temporary--mobility. Studies aiming at establishing the results of this policy face various problems. Statistics move only gradually from "foreign" to "mobile" students, but remain insufficient with respect to temporary mobility. Individual European countries opt for so varied solutions that an overall overview is hardly feasible. Yet, some general trends are visible. First, Bologna contributed to increased inwards mobility of students from other parts of the world, but not to a more rapid increase of intra-European student mobility. Second, the event of outwards mobility during the course of study up to graduation has turned out to be more frequent than expected by many experts, but differences by country do not fade away. Third, the value of student mobility gradually declines as a consequence of gradual loss of exclusiveness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Europe
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