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ERIC Number: EJ832310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0190-2946
Reforming Doctoral Education in Europe
Bitusikova, Alexandra
Academe, v95 n1 p21-23 Jan-Feb 2009
Doctoral education in Europe has been undergoing a major transformation in the last decade. This transformation has occurred in response to several challenges: the changing nature of the labor market in the globalized economy; the European Union's common agenda in research and education, which seeks to make Europe the most competitive knowledge-based economy in the world; and the intergovernmental European initiative called the Bologna Process, the aim of which is to create the European Higher Education Area by implementing reforms that will improve cooperation among European universities, raise quality, foster mobility of students and academic staff, and increase the employability of graduates. The Bologna Process is driven by participating countries from across Europe, including countries with a long history of the continuous development of higher education as well as those that joined the European mainstream only after the collapse of communism in the 1990s.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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