Chapter 5: Europe's Bologna Process and Its Impact on Global Higher Education
Europe's Bologna Process and Its Impact on Global Higher Education
This chapter describes the developments in the Bologna Process, which started in 1999. The attempt to realize the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) is arguably one of the largest reform projects in higher education, and such reform initiatives warrant a critical assessment of their achievements. The reform has impacted or will impact the specific context in which many internationalization practitioners, not only in Europe but also beyond, will have to carry out their professional activities. The intended consequences include easier international cooperation and related activities, but—as with many reforms—there are unintended side effects that complicate matters of international cooperation and exchange. The chapter will focus on ...