Bologna needs a renewed focus - University World News

Bologna needs renewed focus, Tibor Navracsics, 08 May 2015

Over the past 15 years, the Bologna Process has turned into the most far-reaching reform the education community has ever experienced – creating a European space of university cooperation based on quality, openness and mutual trust: the European Higher Education Area.

Today, in Europe and across the globe, 'Bologna' continues to signify a highly ambitious, successful example of pan-European cooperation – one where the European Commission is playing an active part.

Instituted in 1999 as an intergovernmental process, now encompassing 47 European countries as well as the European Commission, with consultative stakeholder members, in most people's minds the Bologna Process is closely identified with the switch to the Bachelor-Masters-Doctorate model of higher education.

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