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ERIC Number: EJ814809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1749-6896
The Knowledge Economy in the Context of European Union Policy on Higher Education
Zantout, Hind; Dabir-Alai, Parviz
Education, Knowledge & Economy: A Journal for Education and Social Enterprise, v1 n2 p125-143 Jun 2007
In recent years, EU policy-makers have acknowledged the role of universities in supporting the knowledge economy and a common approach on higher education has been evolving. The problem faced is one single market with widely varying higher education systems. The ongoing drive to examine, assess and change the existing status quo began with the Bologna Process in 1999. The target here is the creation of a European Higher Education Area and a European Research Area. This paper presents the key issues as covered by EU consultation reports and legislation on higher education, research and the knowledge economy. It will present a summary of the structures in place recently, and discusses the changes that are being introduced in an effort to re-shape the future. For example, research in science and technology is one area that is recognised as strongly impacting on the knowledge economy. As such, this paper will present the main aspects of the policy relating to research and development. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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