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Since 1999 ecu better schooling has been engaged within the so much radical reform visible in the course of its 900 years of heritage. Out of the commonly different nationwide larger schooling platforms and sub-systems a standard eu greater schooling region is being created. This method, pushed through the good principles of building federal Europe, is stuffed with tensions and conflicts frequently missed within the authentic discourse. increasing the undertaking well past the borders of the ecu Union created the trouble that particularly filthy rich and prime quality universities within the Western half locate themselves side-by-side with a lot poorer universities of occasionally questionable caliber in different components of the continent. This has ended in the increase of many debatable matters, as a number of the sponsors of the method, really the eu fee, see overseas competitiveness of ecu universities as its most important objective. the method is being perceived as following the common sense of re-design of ecu wisdom items for the needs of the realm markets and sure components of the creation strategy. collage groups - educational employees and scholars - even if, occasionally think that such an strategy would possibly not merely hold the specter of compromising their very important pursuits but in addition demand the revision of the foundations of educational autonomy as understood in Europe because the early nineteenth century.

This quantity brings jointly a gaggle of upper schooling researchers throughout Europe and appears into the implementation of the Bologna method within the international locations frequently attributed a peripheral prestige. even though it is additionally visible that if the method has a middle, it stands exterior to raised schooling platforms and universities it matters. you can still in all likelihood locate it both in Brussels or around the Atlantic within the usa, the world over perceived because the major competitor to ecu larger schooling. as well as cultural and political concerns the ecu larger schooling undertaking faces in numerous international locations, the amount will pay specific recognition to the function of scholars in addition to the altering place of the intellectuals less than its influence.

'This is a vital e-book on a important subject at a tremendous time. it really is realized within the top experience, eminently readable and that throughout many various degrees. it's also caustic, deeply ironic and passionate and since passionate, unswervingly provocative.'

Professor man Neave, Professor of Comparative larger schooling coverage reviews at CHEPS, Universiteit Twente, Netherlands and Director of analysis on the overseas organization of Universities, Paris, France.

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1 The Quality Reform In many respects the Bologna Process runs parallel to the current national reform process in Norwegian higher education. The work of the govern-ment’s Mjøs Commission paved the way for this reform; the Mjøs Commission began its work in 1998 and presented its report in 2000: Freedom with Responsibility—On higher education and research in Norway (NOU 2000). The Commission’s work was followed up in the government White Paper on Higher Education, submitted on 9 March 2001: Do your duty—Demand your rights (KUF 2001).

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