WENR, January/February 2004: The Bologna Bachelor’s Degree: An Overview

The Bologna Bachelor’s Degree: An Overview By Mariam Assefa, Executive Director, WES and Robert Sedgwick, Editor, WENR I. Introduction Since the signing of the Bologna Declaration in 1999, Europe has gradually been moving toward a two-tiered system of higher education based on separate bachelor’s and…

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WENR, January/February 2004: Czech Republic

Legislative Framework In 1992 the Czech and Slovak Federation was dissolved and each republic became independent. In both republics the same higher education reform was passed in 1991. The new law abolished central planning by the ministries and re-established institutional autonomy, including the authority to…

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WENR, September/October 2003:The Bologna Process: As Seen From the Outside

By Robert Sedgwick Editor, WENR VIEW UPCOMING WEBINARS ON POPULAR COUNTRY SYSTEMS OF EDUCATIONA cross the Atlantic, unbeknownst to many Americans, higher education in Europe is undergoing a profound transformation. More and more countries are uprooting their traditional systems of education, which feature long degrees,…

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India: The Private Sector Emerges in Higher Education

by Sonja Bhan WES Group Manager VIEW UPCOMING WEBINARS ON POPULAR COUNTRY SYSTEMS OF EDUCATIONT he system of higher education in India is one of the largest in the world. In just four years, the number of universities rose from 178 in 1997 to 256…

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Implementation of the Bologna Declaration: The Czech Republic and Hungary

by Robert Sedgwick Editor, WENR VIEW UPCOMING WEBINAR ON BOLOGNA PROCESSUntil 1989, when the communist Eastern Bloc collapsed, the educational systems in former Czechoslovakia and Hungary were based largely on the Soviet model of higher education. Following independence, new laws were passed in both counties…

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