ERIC Number: EJ745692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
The Bologna Process: Transforming European Higher Education
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v38 n4 p8-15 Jul-Aug 2006
This article describes and discusses the Bologna Process, an agreement among the education ministries and the universities and colleges of 45 European countries to create the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) by 2010. At the core of the agreement is the decision that all higher education institutions in Europe will adopt the three-tiered degree structure, familiar in North America, of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Underpinning these degree structures are agreements about quality assurance, student mobility, new ways of measuring student achievement, and the relationship between teaching and research.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Academic Degrees, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Quality Control, Comparative Education, Standard Setting, Educational Finance, Treaties, Regional Cooperation, Student Mobility
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Education Level: Higher Education
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