EURASHE organised a Seminar on the Bologna Process (BP) titled ‘New Stages of the Bologna Process – instruments and practical implementation‘ in Moscow (Russia) on 2-3 June 2011. It is organised by EURASHE, the Association of Non-State Universities in the Russian Federation (ANVUZ) with the support of the Ministry of Education (Russia). Underneath are further information on:
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Day 1 – Thursday 2 June 2011
09.30 – Registration of for seminar attendants and contributors
10.00 – Welcome address by the organisers and hosting institution
Representative of the Russian Ministry of Education, director of Russian Federal Educational Control Agency, Glebova Lyubov
President of ANVUZ, Vladimir Zernov
The role of higher education institutions in the European Higher Education Area, Stefan Delplace, EURASHE
11.00 – The working agenda of the BFUG since the implementation of the EHEA
The role of Governments & stakeholders in the Bologna Process, Marlies Leegwater, BFUG representative of the Netherlands Government, former Head of Bologna Secretariat
Russia’s role in the EHEA after 2010: problems and perspectives, Victor Chistokhvalov, People’s Friendship University of Russia, Russia’s representative in the Council of Europe’s Higher Education and Research Committee, and in the BFUG
13.30 – Lunch break
14.30 – Keynote speech: Learning Outcomes, Quality Assurance and the Framework, Bryan Maguire, HETAC (Ireland)
15.30 – ECTS implementation: Guidelines, Problems and Solutions, Sandra Kraze, Head of International Study Department of BA School of Business and Finance, Latvia
16.30 – Coffee break
16.45 – Summing up of the day’s proceedings (Russian-speaking reporter)
Day 2 – Friday 3 June 2011
09.00 – Introduction about EURASHE, the representative of professional higher education in the EHEA, Stefan Delplace
09.30 – The internationalising context of quality assurance, accreditation and recognition, Aspects of internal Quality Assurance of an institution, Axel Aerden, NVAO (Netherlands) CROSSROADS and JOQAR projects
Questions from the audience
10.45 – Coffee break
11.15 – Mobility trends in the exchange of students and teachers between Russian Federation and West European countries, Marek Frankowicz, University College Tarnov (Poland), Bologna Promotor, EURASHE liaison person for the EHEA Information & Promotion Platform of the BFUG
Questions from the audience
12.30 – Lunch break
13.30 – Double diploma progammes: implementation in Russian and European universities, Anna Muraveva, Deputy Director of National Tempus Office in Russia
14.30 – Panel discussion with keynote speakers and other contributors – with a written input from Sjur Bergan, Council of Europe
15.30 – Conclusions
Therefore the focus was on the ‘real implementation’ in the institutions, as stated in the programme: A state of affairs from the point of view of those in charge of monitoring the Process (the previous Bologna Secretariat, government perspectives for the Netherlands, Marlies Leegwater and Russia, Victor Chistokhvalov, both delegates in the BFUG, respectively for the Netherlands and the Russian Federation).
The country situation from the point of view of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (Glebova Lyubov, Head of Federal Education and Science Supervision Agency). A point of view from the part of stakeholders in the Higher Education reform process (Higher Education Institutions, Stefan Delplace, Secretary General of EURASHE). A keynote speech on the links between Learning Outcomes, Quality Assurance and the Qualifications Frameworks (Bryan Maguire, HETAC, Ireland).
Case studies with the ‘Bologna tools’, such as ECTS (Sandra Kraze, School of Business and Finance, Latvia), The internationalising context of quality assurance, accreditation and recognition, (Axel Aerden, NVAO, Netherlands/Belgium-Flanders) and of course Mobility (Marek Frankowicz, Tarnov University College, Poland).
In the concluding session, the chair presented as a follow-up, a dialogue of the Western contributors with the Russian Federation institutions, on the basis of an input from Sjur Bergan (Council of Europe delegate in the BFUG).
The Secretary General of EURASHE made a call to all attendants, for a participation in the on-line consultation of EURASHE on the implementation of the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance. The atmosphere of the presentations and debates was open and constructive, with clear messages from the side of the Russian Federation education authorities, pointing out that Russia is fully committed to the reform process, emphasizing that employability should be the basis for curriculum reform, and that a concern for quality is the cornerstone for a real implementation on the institutional level.
Download the Report of the Seminar here.
- ECTS implementation: Guidelines, Problems and Solutions (0.3 MB)
- EURASHE a consultative member of the Bologna Follow-up Group (0.1 MB)
- Learning Outcomes, Quality Assurance and the Framework (0.2 MB)
- Mobility trends in the exchange of students and teachers between Russian Federation and West European countries (2.3 MB)
- Questions for follow-up on the institutional level for the implementation of the Bologna process in Russia (0.2 MB)
- The internationalising context of quality assurance, accreditation and recognition (3.9 MB)
- The role of Governments & stakeholders in the Bologna Process - Presentation (0.3 MB)
- The role of Governments & stakeholders in the Bologna Process - Speech (94 KB)
- The role of higher education institutions in the European Higher Education Area (0.2 MB)