EAN CONFERENCE June 30 – July 2, 2008, Berlin. „Challenges for Europe: European Higher Education in a Global Setting“ Barbara Weitgruber Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research Chair of the Bologna Working Group „EHEA in a Global Setting“. Context: The Bologna Process.
June 30 – July 2, 2008, Berlin
European Higher Education
in a Global Setting“
Austrian Federal Ministry
of Science and Research
Chair of the Bologna Working Group
„EHEA in a Global Setting“
a qualifications framework of three cycles
-> Growing interest world-wide
-> Strategy adopted by ministers
-> Policy Areas: improving information on, and promoting the attractiveness & competitiveness of the EHEA; strengthening cooperation based on partnership; intensifying policy dialogue and improving recognition of qualifications
-> to promote equal opportunities (access, participation and completion)
-> to widen access to/participation in HE for underrepresented groups
-> to enhance the study experience
-> to increase formal and actual student influence on and participation in HE governance
“Building on our rich and diverse European cultural heritage, we are developing an EHEA based on institutional autonomy, academic freedom, equal opportunities and democratic principles that will facilitate mobility, increase employability and strengthen Europe’s attractiveness and competitiveness."
Ministers responsible for Higher Education in the countries participating in the Bologna Process, London Communiqué, May 2007
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