Seminar on the Bologna Process – Moscow 2011

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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Following is the programme of the event:

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

New Stages of the Bologna Process – instruments and practical implementation

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Bologna-related seminar wanted to illustrate on the basis of a sample of essential themes the impact of the Bologna Reform on Russian Higher Education Institutions & Universities.

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.

Following are the speakers of the event:

  • Marlies Leegwater - Marlies Leegwater joined the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in The Netherlands in 1985. Her responsibilities ranged from development cooperation and cooperation with countries other than EU, via internationalisation,... Read more
  • Axel Aerden - Axel Aerden is senior international policy advisor at the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). He contributes to NVAO’s international policy-making and assessment procedures with an international (cross-border)... Read more
  • Stefan Delplace - Stefan Delplace became the Secretary General of EURASHE in 2004, a position he occupied until 2014. He represented in the Bologna Follow-Up Group and several of its working and coordination... Read more
  • Marek Frankowicz - Specialist in Theoretical Chemistry and expert on Higher Education reforms. Coordinator for Quality and Internationalization at State Higher Vocational School in Tarnow and Associate Professor at the Jagiellonian University in... Read more
  • Victor Chistokhvalov - Victor Chistokhvalov is the representative of BFUG and Head of the Center for Comparative and International Education of the Russian Federation.
  • Vladimir Zernov - Vladimir Zernov is Rector of Scientific and Educational Institution at “Russian New University”, a Doctor of Engineering, a Professor, a Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and Editor-in-Chief... Read more
  • Sjur Bergan - Sjur Bergan is Head of the Education Department of the Council of Europe. He was one of the main authors of the Lisbon Recognition Convention and is a former Co-Secretary... Read more
  • Sandra Kraze - Dr. Sandra Kraze is a Bologna expert for Latvia and a Council member of EURASHE. She holds a Doctor in Philology from the University of Latvia. She studied at St... Read more
  • Bryan Maguire - Bryan Maguire is Head of Qualifications Services designate of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) (Ireland), he was previously Director of Academic Affairs at the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, Ireland... Read more
  • Anna Muraveva - Ms Anna Muraveva is a senior expert of the Centre for Vocational Education and Training Studies, Moscow Russia since 1998. She is Deputy Director of the National Tempus Office in... Read more
  • Lyubov Nikolaevna Glebova - Born 7 March, 1960 in Arzamas, Nizhny Novgorod region. In 1981 graduated from Arzamas state pedagogical Institute (ASPI) named after A. P. Gaidar. Until 1992 worked for Komsomol. In 1998-... Read more
  • Following are the practicalities of the event:


  • Association of Non-State Higher Educational Institutions of Russia (ANHEIR/ANVUZ) - ANHEIR/ANVUZ is engaged in elaboration of recommendations for perfection of a policy in the field of the higher vocational education, perfection of educational process, science development, improving of social status... Read more
  • 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 research within the Bologna cycles. EURASHE represents universities of applied sciences... Read more
  • Ministry of Education and Science (Russia) - The Ministry of education and science of Russia is a federal body of executive power, which carries out functions on elaborating state policy and normative-lawful regulation in the sphere of... Read more
  • Following are the photographs of the event:

    EURASHE Seminar on Bologna Process