Taking Bologna Forward:     Beyond 2010               Lesley Wilson             Secretary General    European University A...
I. About the EUAEstablished in 2001 in Brussels (merger of 2 previousbodies) – rapid growth in members & activities since ...
EUA - « the Voice of           34 national Rectors’European Universities«         Conferences                             ...
II. 2010 – Completion of two/three complementary                   European reform processesLisbon Strategy/European Resea...
The Bologna Process:     Building the European Higher Education Area1998/99          46 European countries have signed up ...
III. Bologna : a pan-European HE Reform ProcessBologna – a voluntary process; 46 countries signed upwith no legal obligati...
IV. Toward a European Higher Education Area:Bologna Reform achievementsReform in 46 countries – changes in legislation, in...
IV. Bologna Achievement: an exampleA European Dimension in Quality Assurance                         Quality - a core issu...
IV. Bologna Achievements: a second example       The Global Dimension of BolognaLondon Ministerial Meeting 2007 - Adoption...
V. Approaching 2010Debate underway among all partners: milestones   Ministerial Meeting - Leuven/Louvain-la-Neuve, April 2...
V. Key challenges for the European Higher           Education Area post 20102010 - less a deadline and more the start of a...
V. EHEA- increasingly intertwined in a global                  settingEHEA cannot function in a vacuum : communicating the...
V. EHEA- increasingly intertwined in a global                  settingEHEA cannot function in a vacuum : communicating the...
V. Impact on universities and EUAInternationalisation is an increasing priority for universitiesacross EuropeBuilds on lon...
VI ConclusionThe 2010 deadline for creating the European Higher EducationArea (EHEA) is approaching – time to reflect & mo...
“Europe, thanks to Bologna,    may have been given the  opportunity to respond to the     21st century agendas”      Peter...
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  1. 1. Taking Bologna Forward: Beyond 2010 Lesley Wilson Secretary General European University Association (EUA)IAU Annual Conference – Utrecht, 15-18 July Series A: Wednesday 16 July, 16:30 – 18:00 …1…
  2. 2. I. About the EUAEstablished in 2001 in Brussels (merger of 2 previousbodies) – rapid growth in members & activities since thenMission: strengthen European universities by Shaping European policy at European level – building a coherent European HE and research area Supporting institutional developmentNon-governmental membership organisation Individual members: doctorate-granting institutions Collective members: National rectors’ conferences …2…
  3. 3. EUA - « the Voice of 34 national Rectors’European Universities« Conferences 770 individual universities Affiliated university networks + organisations in 46 European countries …3…
  4. 4. II. 2010 – Completion of two/three complementary European reform processesLisbon Strategy/European Research Area: Bologna Process27 Member States of European Union 46 Bologna Countries …4…
  5. 5. The Bologna Process: Building the European Higher Education Area1998/99 46 European countries have signed up Governmental push for system convergence, stakeholder supported implementation in universities across Europe The Lisbon Strategy: 2000 European Union – currently 27+ countries to make Europe the most competitive knowledge based society But also « capable of sustainable economic growth, with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion » The European Research Area2000 multi-national co-operation among all the actors & in all scientific fields - EU Member States and international partners Universities are central actors in all cases …5…
  6. 6. III. Bologna : a pan-European HE Reform ProcessBologna – a voluntary process; 46 countries signed upwith no legal obligations & a tiny ‘Bologna’ SecretariatJoint Ministerial Meeting & Communiqué – every 2 yearsA shared responsibility: governments, universities, staff& students = members of the Bologna Follow-Up GroupIncreasingly stakeholder driven now thatimplementation is the priorityAgreement on 10 Bologna Action linesEnormous progress since 1999: 83% of HEIs have the 3cycle structure in place (Trends V, 2007) > 53% in 2003 …6…
  7. 7. IV. Toward a European Higher Education Area:Bologna Reform achievementsReform in 46 countries – changes in legislation, ininstitutional reality & in mentalitiesIntroduction of 3 cycle degree system using commontools: European Qualifications Framework, incl. Leveldescriptors, credits (ECTS) etc. & a Diploma SupplementCommon principles for doctoral programmesEuropean Quality Assurance arrangementsAgreement on the elements of a global Dimension ofEuropean HE …7…
  8. 8. IV. Bologna Achievement: an exampleA European Dimension in Quality Assurance Quality - a core issue of Bologna Bergen 2005 - Joint European Standards and Guidelines for internal, external QA, at institutional and agency level 2006: European Quality Forum London 2007: European Register of Quality Assurance Agencies – launched in 2008 …8…
  9. 9. IV. Bologna Achievements: a second example The Global Dimension of BolognaLondon Ministerial Meeting 2007 - Adoption of a “strategy forthe EHEA in a global context”Universities are a driving force but new approaches required> globalisation, growing competition, new providers etc.The challenge - rethink their role, mission & goals & developspecific profiles & portfolios:growing Bologna interest across the globedemand for policy dialogue & enhanced cooperation How does the 3 cycle degree structure articulate with other regions? What about ECTS and the Diploma Supplement? Bologna as a model for HE reform and HE regional integration …9…
  10. 10. V. Approaching 2010Debate underway among all partners: milestones Ministerial Meeting - Leuven/Louvain-la-Neuve, April 2009 EUA Trends VI – 2010: European Universities’ perceptions Vienna: 2010 Bologna Ministerial Anniversary Conference Have the reforms achieved their goals? Implementation at institutional and national level Discussing goals and priorities for post 2010? Refocus: on unfinished business & less tangible, less easily ‘benchmarked’ issues, e.g. learning outcomes, mobility, social dimension, access Rethinking: beyond the boundaries of HE (articulation EHEA & ERA, obstacles to mobility (visa, pension rights, recognition) …10…
  11. 11. V. Key challenges for the European Higher Education Area post 20102010 - less a deadline and more the start of a new phase? some reforms are accomplished, others not yet individual Bologna countries implement reform at a different pace growing links between the EHEA, & the EU Lisbon Agenda goals/the European Research Area The economic and social environment is changing e. g. demographic situation of Europe Increasing awareness of the role of universities in building a knowledge society in Europe Globalisation & the emergence of international education EUA Slide 11 …11…
  12. 12. V. EHEA- increasingly intertwined in a global settingEHEA cannot function in a vacuum : communicating the‘process’ to the world and engaging partners is crucialDifferent institutions and countries across the EHEA are atdifferent phases of their ‘internationalisation’ process &have different prioritiesMobility is an international, & not simply an intra-EuropeanquestionAttracting global talent: the changing role of the universityas a service provider and an ‘exporter’Demographic developments will play an increasinglyimportant role EUA Slide 12 …12…
  13. 13. V. EHEA- increasingly intertwined in a global settingEHEA cannot function in a vacuum : communicating the‘process’ to the world and engaging partners is crucialDifferent institutions and countries across the EHEA are atdifferent phases of their ‘internationalisation’ process &have different prioritiesMobility is an international, & not simply an intra-EuropeanquestionAttracting global talent: the changing role of the universityas a service provider and an ‘exporter’Demographic developments will play an increasinglyimportant role EUA Slide 13 …13…
  14. 14. V. Impact on universities and EUAInternationalisation is an increasing priority for universitiesacross EuropeBuilds on longstanding research collaboration but now takesaccount of the challenges of globalisation – competition andcooperationParticular importance of cooperation at master & doctoral levelEUA increasingly developing its own international agenda, e.g. Longstanding & regular ‘Transatlantic Dialogue’ with the US and Canada (ACE & AUCC) International cooperation with associations of graduate schools Development of new form of policy dialogue, especially with Asia & Latin America Publication of a Bologna & …14… an,Internationalisation Handbook
  15. 15. VI ConclusionThe 2010 deadline for creating the European Higher EducationArea (EHEA) is approaching – time to reflect & move onSuccessful movement for reform across 46 countries in arelatively short period – raising the profile of European HE &overcoming fragmentationconsiderable progress but also still work to do: mobility, LLL,realising a student centred approachHas proved to be a catalyst for new reform thinking & ways ofworking (e.g. government – stakeholder cooperation)Is developing a European HE discourse (identity & approach)while providing a basis for cooperation with other regionsMust now respond to increasing global pressure – rankings,international competition, brain drain etc. …15…
  16. 16. “Europe, thanks to Bologna, may have been given the opportunity to respond to the 21st century agendas” Peter Scott, ACA President,Vice-Chancellor, Kingston University/UK EUA Bologna Handbook, 2006 …16…
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