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Bologna Process and the

European Higher Education

Area (EHEA)

Simon Sweeney

University of York, UK Bologna Expert

Presentation at University of Reading

24 January 2013

With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union

bologna process and the ehea
Bologna Process and the EHEA
  • Council of Europe initiative
  • Lisbon Recognition Convention 1997
  • European Council (European Union) 1999
  • Aim to establish the European Higher Education Area by 2010
  • Bologna Action Lines

With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union

bologna process
Bologna Process
  • 3 cycles (undergraduate, graduate, doctoral) for international comparison and equivalence
  • Credit transfer principle
  • Mobility/international exchange
  • Compatible qualification frameworks
  • Transparent quality assurance processes
  • EHEA - a common frame of reference

With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union

main tools of the bologna process
Main tools of the Bologna Process
  • European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
  • Erasmus programme Erasmus for All
  • Qualifications frameworks: compatibility with and between national frameworks (cf. EQF for LLL adopted by European Commission)
  • Quality assurance mechanisms – European Network for Quality Assurance (ENQA)
  • Recognition/transparency: Diploma Supplement (DS)

With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union

challenges facing uk heis
Challenges facing UK HEIs
  • Qualifications Framework for the EHEA
  • Diploma Supplement/Burgess HEAR
  • ECTS (arguments) and flexibility
  • Course length, credits/outcomes…
  • Internationalisation and the student experience
  • Fees (not strictly a Bologna issue, but...)

With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union

internationalisation challenges facing the uk
Internationalisation challenges facing the UK
  • Consolidating Bologna (ECTS, DS)
  • Establishing a mobility culture
  • Offering an intercultural, international experience
  • Foreign language opportunities
  • Linguistic and cultural diversity
  • Internationalisation ‘at home’ and ‘abroad’
  • Graduates as ‘global citizens’
  • Employability and international graduate attributes

With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union

bologna action lines
Bologna Action Lines
  • 1. Adoption of a system of easily readable and comparable degrees
    • In the main Universities match this but complicated by range of 'choice'
  • 2.  Adoption of a system essentially based on two cycles
    • Established history of BA/MA, but are we clear on specification of Masters?
  • 3.  Establishment of a system of credits
    • A credit system and now a credit framework exist but we avoid using ECTS
  • 4.  Promotion of mobility
    • Most UK Universities score badly on Erasmus mobility
  • 5.  Promotion of European co-operation in quality assurance
    • At UK level this is strong
  • 6.  Promotion of the European dimension in higher education
    • Difficult to assess but likely to be weak
  • 7.  Lifelong learning
    • Most UK Universities score strongly on LLL (but will they continue to?)
  • 8.  Higher education institutions and students
    • Involvement of HEIs and students with Bologna Process is patchy
  • 9.  Promoting the attractiveness of the European Higher Education Area
    • At university and national level, almost non-existent
  • 10.  Doctoral studies and synergy between the EHEA & ERA
    • UK Universities mostly score high on this

British Council - UK National Bologna Experts team - Lifelong Learning Programme

challenges for ehea up to 2020
Challenges for EHEA up to 2020
  • New Erasmus for All programme
  • Leuven 20/2020 target
  • Increasing competition/competitiveness
  • Student-led, demand-oriented
  • Lifelong learning, employability
  • Mobility with flexible learning paths
  • Global visibility, internationalist outlook
  • Strategic vision, partnerships
  • Research/European Research Area (ERA)

With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union

internationalisation challenges
Internationalisation challenges

With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union

enhanced digital learning
ENHANCED DIGITAL LEARNING
  • Support for internationalisation at home and abroad
  • Digital literacy initiatives and training
  • Blended learning / flexible delivery
  • WiFi everywhere!
  • Audio recording/podcasts of lectures
  • All of which requires resources, investment in IT, in training, full time dedicated support staff in Faculties

With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union

bologna process information
Bologna Process information
  • British Council Bologna Process webpage
  • http://www.britishcouncil.org/erasmus-bologna-process.htm
  • European Commission
  • http://ec.europa.eu/education/policies/educ/bologna/bologna_en.html
  • Bologna Secretariat
  • http://www.ond.vlaanderen.be/hogeronderwijs/bologna/secretariat/
  • ECTS
  • http://ec.europa.eu/education/programmes/socrates/ects/index_en.htm
  • OR http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-policy/doc48_en.htm
  • DIPLOMA SUPPLEMENT
  • http://europa.eu.int/comm/education/policies/rec_qual/recognition/diploma_en.html
  • UK HE Europe Unit
  • http://www.europeunit.ac.uk/bologna_process/index.cfm
  • European Students’ Union (ESU)
  • http://www.esib.org/index.php/issues/european-processes/79-bologna-process
  • Higher Education Academy
  • http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/internationalisation
  • EMAIL
  • simon.sweeney@york.ac.uk

With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union

going mobile
GOING MOBILE
  • Going Mobile: Internationalisation, mobility and the European Higher Education Area, authored by Simon Sweeney.
  • This booklet is designed to identify challenges to and opportunities for UK higher education institutions (HEIs) in the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
  • It is now available as a hard copy on request to the HEA and is also available in e format as a PDF.

With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union

higher education academy event
Higher Education Academy event
  • Going Mobile seminar, facilitated by Simon Sweeney 
  • In response to the recent publication of Going mobile: Internationalisation and mobility in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), the HEA is pleased to announce a 1 day seminar to be led by the author, Simon Sweeney.
  • The seminar will be held in Bristol on 6 June 2013 (click on the link for an agenda, further information and details of how to book a place).

With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union

higher education academy event1
Higher Education Academy event
  • Internationalisation in HE: Making Connections event
  • We are pleased to announce a 1 day event on 12 March 2013 at Mary Ward House, London (10.00-16.00) to disseminate the project findings and resources relating to internationalising learning and teaching produced by the Connections pilot project.
  • This event has been organised for higher education providers to learn from the projects, and explore the policy and practice implications for their own institutional context. The event will have a practical focus, and will include a panel discussion, themed symposiums, workshops addressing emerging issues and top tips session. Please click here for the agenda and for further details of the programme for the day.
  • Please visit the Making Connections event page for further details relating to the programme and how to book a place.

With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union

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Bologna Process and the

European Higher Education

Area (EHEA)

Simon Sweeney

University of York, UK Bologna Expert

Presentation at University of Reading

24 January 2013

With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union