EURASHE organised a Convention on the Bologna Process (BP) titled ‘What has been the impact of the Bologna Process on professional higher education and its institutions?‘ in Budapest (Hungary) on 10 March 2010. It is organised by EURASHE, Budapest Business School (BBS) and the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA). Underneath are further information on:
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Day 1 – Wednesday 10 March 2010
09.30 – Opening by Éva Sándor-Kriszt, Rector of BBS and Lars Lynge Nielsen, President of EURASHE
Welcome by Hungarian Minister of Higher Education
Address by the President of Hungarian Rectors Conference
Plenary presentations and discussions on the state of the art of the Bologna reform process
Keynote speeches from
Andrejs Rauhvargers (BFUG): stocktaking of the Bologna Process 1999-2010
Ulrich Teichler, the social dimension of the Bologna process, employability of graduates and other outcomes based on ACA research on mobility in the lifelong learning programme/Bologna Process
Sophia Eriksson, European Commission, DG EAC, Head of Sector of Higher Education Policy, Perspectives on Bologna 2010-2020 from the European Commission
11.00 – Coffee/tea break
11.30 – Feedback from the stakeholders in ‘Bologna’
The HE Institutions: What Bologna really meant to us: impact on the institutional level, Tatjana Volkova, Rector of BA School of Business and Finance, President, Latvian Rector’s Council
Response from the Student Union (ESU): Alma Joensen, ESU member of Executive Committee, and Norbert Miskolczi, President, National Union of Students in Hungary
12.30 – lunch – Budapest Business School restaurant Alma Mater
14.00 – Interactive sessions with Convention delegates
First theme/group: “Bologna and the labour market” with contributions from: David Crosier (EURYDICE), Bologna Process 2010: interpretation of data and statistics, with an emphasis on graduates from professional HE; Henning Dettleff, Business Europe, Expectations from the labour market
Second theme/group: “Professional HE in the Bologna reform process: challenges and opportunities” With contributions from: Bjorn Stensaker (NIFU STEP, NO) Classification in Higher Education; UASnet partners: Marc Vandewalle (VLHORA, Belgium-Flanders), HBOraad (Netherlands), Austrian FHR: actors in the ‘knowledge triangle’
16.15 – Coffee/tea break
16.45 – Plenary summing up of the thematic sessions & closing of the Convention by Bernd Wächter, Director of ACA
19.00 – Convention gala dinner
On 10 March 2010 EURASHE held its (first ever) Convention prior to a Ministerial Conference of the Bologna countries. The ‘Bologna’ Ministers were meeting in Budapest and Vienna to ‘celebrate the tenth anniversary of the start of the Bologna reform process, and also to launch the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), which will take another ten year to fully implement the reform in the growing number of countries, and especially in the higher education institutions. The Convention of EURASHE, organised in cooperation with ACA (European Cooperation Association), had the theme of ‘Implementation of the Bologna Process in Professional Higher Education’, and the event was hosted by Budapest Business School, the largest University College of Hungary. An enriching and educational discourse took place throughout the day, with 10 keynote speakers coming to present from diverse european organisations in the morning, and thematic and effective discussion sessions were held in the afternoon. The results of the Convention proceedings provided an input for EURASHE’s contributions to the Ministerial conference in Budapest and Vienna the days that followed, where EURASHE also presented its Bologna 2010 Publication.
- David Crosier - David joined Eurydice, the European Union’s education information network, in September 2008. He is responsible for the network’s activities on higher education. Eurydice is responsible for providing information on education to policy makers across Europe. David leads the work on higher education, where Eurydice produces the official progress report for the Bologna Ministerial Conferences as […]
- Marek Frankowicz - Specialist in Theoretical Chemistry and expert on Higher Education reforms. Professor at State Higher Vocational School in Tarnow and Associate Professor at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Vice Head of the Jagiellonian University Centre for Research on Higher Education. Member of EURASHE Council. Bologna Expert for Poland. Member of the Work Group for Polish National […]
- Andrejs Rauhvargers - Andrejs Rauhvargers was born in Riga, Latvia and has a Ph.D. from the University of Latvia. He is Secretary General of the Latvian Rectors’ Council and senior advisor of the European University Association (EUA). Andrejs Rauhvargers is also author of a number other major reports and publications on various aspects of international higher education such […]
- Henning Dettleff - Henning Dettleff (born 1978) studied Business Administration and Dutch Philology in Oldenburg (Germany), Groningen (Netherlands) and Växjö (Sweden). He graduated in Business Administration both from the University of Oldenburg and Växjö. From 2004 until 2007 he worked as Personal Assistant to the President of the University of Oldenburg. Since 2008 he was responsible for Higher […]
- Sophia Eriksson - Sophia Eriksson was Head of Sector of Higher Education Policy at the Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission.
- Eva Sándor-Kriszt - Dr Eva Sandor-Kriszt is the Co-President of Hungarian Rectors’ Conference and she is the Rector of the Budapest Business School (BBS) in Hungary.
- Lars Lynge Nielsen - Born 1948, Copenhagen, Denmark. Holds an MA in Psychology from the University of Copenhagen. Lars Lynge Nielsen joined EURASHE in 2004. Previously he held a number of senior positions in the higher education sector. He was a Professional Consultant at the Danish Ministry of Education, Head of Offices in the Danish Refugee Council and in […]
- Bernd Wächter - Bernd Wächter is ACA’s Director, a position he has held since 1998. Bernd is responsible for the overall management of the Brussels-based Secretariat and is a frequently consulted expert and speaker on internationalisation issues.
- Marc Vandewalle, Board member of EURASHE - Marc Vandewalle is Secretary General of VLHORA, the Flemish Council of University Colleges. As CEO he is chief of the VLHORA staff and member of the board of UAS-directors. As such he is member of different national and international fora. He has been member of the Board of EURASHE for the period 2010-2018 and of […]
- Alma Joensen - Alma Joensen was member of the Executive Committee of the European Students’ Union (ESU).
- Tatjana Volkova - Dr. Tatjana Volkova is a Professor and former Rector of BA School of Business and Finance (Latvia), Member of Board of Association of Professors of Latvia, Member of Board of Baltic Management Development Association (BMDA), National Editor of Baltic Journal of Management, published by Emerald (UK), Expert of “National Development Plan of Latvia 2007-2013”, etc. […]
- Norbert Miskolczi - Norbert Miskolczi was President of the National Union of Students in Hungary, HÖOK.
- Bjørn Stensaker - Dr. Bjørn Stensaker is a professor of Higher Education at the University of Oslo, where he coordinates the work related to academic staff development. The research interests of Dr. Stensaker are focused on quality development work, organizational change and governance in higher education, and he has published widely on these topics. His most recent book […]
- Ulrich Teichler - Prof. Dr. Ulrich Teichler is Director of the Research Institute in Kassel, Germany.
- Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) - The Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) is a dynamic think tank in the area of international cooperation in higher education. Its goal is to promote innovation and internationalisation of European higher education while maintaining a global outreach. ACA was an EURASHE co-organiser of the Forum for the Central European countries (Budapest, 9 March 2010), and of the […]
- Budapest Business School – University of Applied Sciences (BBS) - Budapesti Gazdasági Egyetem (BGE) With its four faculties, with about 18,000 students and 450 academic staff BBS become the first University of Applied Sciences in Hungary which covers the wide-ranging demands of the labour-markets in the fields of theory and practice of finance, market and business.
- European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) - EURASHE is the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education that offer professionally orientated programmes and are engaged in applied and profession-related research within the Bologna cycles. EURASHE represents univerisities of applied sciences and university colleges; other members of EURASHE are national and sectorial associations of higher education institutions, and other individual institutions, such as universities.
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