A case study between Hungarian and British institutions which highlights quality issues related to Recognition of Qualifications

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Year2008
Author(s)Andy Gibbs, László Vízvári
Abstract
This paper considers a co-operation between a UK University and a Hungarian national public institution. The partnership developed a study programme for nurses to study for a first cycle qualification and receive a UK degree. For many Hungarian qualified nurses it was not possible to study in this way in Hungary, or when possible it was for a greater length of time at higher cost than it would be in
the UK. The paper considers European tools, directives and frameworks for mutual recognition of qualifications. It concludes that the separation of professional and academic qualifications create political divisions at national and EU level which undermine attempts to drive up quality in Higher Education and have other adverse effects on students and other EU citizens.
CategoriesQuality of HE » 2008 3rd EQAF