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Damiani, Maria Sticchi – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2019
This paper suggests that, although the Bologna process officially began in the late 1990s, the conditions that made it possible had already been created in the previous decade through the growing practice of international academic cooperation, mainly triggered by EU inter-institutional programmes. As the need for structural reforms in some higher…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, International Organizations, Educational Change
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Bergan, Sjur – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2019
The goal of the Bologna Process was to develop a European Higher Education Area within a decade. The goal and the process proved to be attractive, new countries steadily applied for accession, and the Bologna Process has brought about substantial reforms. At the same time, the drive and optimism of the early years has given way to more measured…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Alignment (Education), Educational Policy, Educational Cooperation
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Woldegiyorgis, Ayenachew Aseffa – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2018
While the Bologna Process in Europe is the leading example, regional efforts towards harmonization of higher education are taking place in every corner of the world. In Africa, such a process has its roots from decades ago, although more coordinated activities are only recent phenomena. This paper looks back at the harmonization processes in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Comparative Education
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Cinque, Maria – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2016
The world of work is changing profoundly, at a time when the global economy is not creating a sufficient number of jobs. Many documents issued by the EU and various researches, carried out by companies and human resources experts, point out that the so-called "soft" skills are closely connected with employability, particularly for young…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Employment Opportunities, Job Skills, Definitions
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Mitchell, Terence Nigel – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2015
The November 2014 issue of the Tuning Journal appeared under the theme "Policy and Implementation: Actions for Curriculum Reform". This article is a personal reflection on the role of curricula in achieving the aims of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and beyond. Its background is the postulate that the most important goals of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Mobility
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Groth, Terrie R. – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2015
For some decades, students and scholars of Political Science have debated methodological differences, paradigmatic differences, and policy differences as they relate to curricula. Today, the real challenges facing the teaching of Political Science have less to do with content and much more to do with form and process. The next transformation in…
Descriptors: Political Science, Competency Based Education, Undergraduate Study, Foreign Countries
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Kouwenaar, Kees – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2015
The majority of efforts to improve admission to master's programmes in Europe for students with a bachelor's from outside the providing university have been focused on standardization of defined outcomes of bachelor's degrees and improvement in mechanisms for recognition of diplomas and degree. With growing diversity within and around these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masters Programs, College Admission, Admission Criteria
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van der Hijden, Peter – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
Universities cater mainly for national audiences. But the days of splendid isolation are over. Students, graduates, faculty and staff vote with their feet. Institutions and system are, increasingly, involved in processes of regionalisation and globalisation. This article describes how a number of European initiatives are transforming the way…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Development, Educational Change
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Beneitone, Pablo; Bartolomé, Edurne – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
The article addresses the issue of generic competences across different cultural contexts in the world. Using the Tuning projects data collected in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Russia, and focusing on graduates´ perspective, the authors aim to classify and compare the list of generic competences throughout all geographic regions covered by…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Cultural Context, College Graduates, Competence
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Bedny, Alexander; Erushkina, Liliya; Kuzenkov, Oleg – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
An analysis is presented of the experience of modernising undergraduate educational programs using the TUNING methodology, based on the example of the area of studies "Fundamental computer science and information technology" (FCSIT) implemented at Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (Russia). The algorithm for reforming…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Alignment (Education), Curriculum Development, Academic Standards
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Varella, Evangelia A. – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
The European Chemistry Thematic Network is a non-profit making association focused on enhancing the quality and harmonising the features of chemical education and training all over the European Higher Education Area. In the context of quality assurance, it developed European Quality Labels in Chemical Sciences, which were initiated in the frame of…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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Aardema, Bastiaan L.; Churruca Muguruza, Cristina – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
The article presents the European Universities on Professionalisation on Humanitarian Action (EUPRHA) Project as an initiative that seeks to contribute to the professionalisation and quality assurance of the humanitarian sector. Its purpose is to explain the approach and the process leading to the development of the Humanitarian Action…
Descriptors: Social Values, Quality Assurance, Qualifications, Foreign Countries
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Wagenaar, Robert – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
The competence and learning outcomes approach, which intends to improve effective performance of academic staff and students, is becoming dominant in today's higher education. This was quite different 15 years ago. This contribution aims to offer insight in the reforms initiated and implemented, by posing and answering the questions why the time…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Higher Education, Educational Change, Competency Based Education
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Rose, Luigi F. Donà dalle; Haug, Guy – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2013
This article provides an overview of the profiling of higher education programmes in Europe as part of the overall process of higher education reform in Europe over the past decade (2000-2012) and of the role of Tuning in this process. The article starts with a recall of the architecture and objectives of the change process, based on the interplay…
Descriptors: Profiles, Educational Change, Higher Education, Alignment (Education)
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González, Julia; Yarosh, Maria – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2013
The development of degree profiles is an important art which has become quite specialized in recent years. This article concentrates on the analysis of the importance of the role of degree profiles in the design of degrees and, as a consequence, in Higher Education in general. It analyses, particularly, the work of the Tuning Project and its main…
Descriptors: Profiles, Alignment (Education), Higher Education, Educational Cooperation
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