The Bologna Process: A Guide for Economics Lecturers
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By Rebecca Taylor, Nottingham Trent University and Wyn Morgan, University of Nottingham
Published April 2012
The purpose of this Guide is to provide a first port of call for anyone teaching or administering economics and business degrees in the UK and who is keen to find out what is being offered across the EU in these disciplines. In addition, it aims to provide a context for the ongoing discussions in the Bologna Process that is reshaping higher education within the EU. Given that it simply draws together information from a publically available but disparate and wide range of sources, both in hard copy and electronically, it is not intended to be a definitive or state-of-the-art exposition of each country and its higher education provision but merely a finger post to further information.
The Guide has two main elements. The first is a brief overview of the Bologna Process and how it has developed over time. In addition to this skeleton view, links to further resources and information are provided to allow for greater depth of research.
The second part is an overview of higher education provision on a country-by-country basis with links to the universities or institutes of higher education who offer business and/or economics degrees. Each overview is given the same structure with the following components:
- A statement around the nature of higher education in the country
- Overview of Types of Universities and Qualifications at Undergraduate and Post graduate Level
- This is split into three further sub-sections: Structure, Access and Qualifications
- University Listing
- Web links to those institutions offering business and/or economics programmes
- Where applicable, The Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings are provided
- References and Sources
- Links to the main sources of information for the country