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1 The implementation of the Bologna process in the French-speaking Community of Belgium by CIUF (Interuniversity Council of the French-speaking Community of Belgium) with the collaboration of Philippe PARMENTIER (UCL), Michèle FONTAINE (UCL), Bernadette NAEDTS (CIUF) and Kevin GUILLAUME (Ministry of the French-speaking Community)

2 2 Facts and figures ( ) Number of Institutions Number of students Universities Non-University Higher education Schools of Architecture Schools of Art

3 3 Bologna process : challenges towards 2010 (1) Structural reform Implementation of a three-level system Flexible learning paths Recognition of prior learning and experiental learning Matching higher education and research

4 4 Bologna process : challenges towards 2010 (2) Tools for mobility and recognition Credit system (ECTS) Mobility (Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus) Recognition - development EQF Diploma supplement

5 5 Bologna process : challenges towards 2010 (3) Quality Assurance Agency created in 2002 and operational since 2004 Internal and external evaluations International participation of experts Strictly speaking no accreditation mechanism BUT ex-ante accreditation does exist through recognition and subsidization of HE institutions

6 6 Bologna process : challenges towards 2010 (4) Internationalisation as a Top Priority: Joint degrees incl. third cycle Student support services (language training, information and study opportunities in other HEIs) Partnerships & Mobility Widening access – European Higher Education Area Internationalisation at home

7 7 Bologna process : challenges towards 2010 (5) Innovation Curriculum reform – Learning outcomes Lifelong learning Social dimension Employability – Engaging partners in the Bologna process + the Lisbon process Diversity Quality

8 8 The Bologna process aims at creating a common space for education in Europe establishing a harmonised degree system facilitating the European Credit Transfer System developing a culture of quality assurance in order to facilitate the comparability between student curricula enhance mobility for people and knowledge in Europe promote the European dimension in higher education The Bologna process is based on convergence, not on standardization

9 9 The Bologna process The Bologna timeline 1991Bologna declaration 2004Decree of the French-Speaking Community 2004September : opening of 1 st year of Bachelors 2007September : opening of 1 st year of Masters

10 10 Structure of Higher Education in the French-speaking Community of Belgium

11 11 The Bologna process in the French- speaking Community of Belgium Credit calculation system 1 year = 60 credits 1 year = 40 weeks of 36 hours = 1440 h 1 credit = 24 h of student workload

12 12 The Bologna process in the French- speaking Community of Belgium 1 st level: Bachelors degree (Bachelier) After 180 credits minimum « Hautes écoles » professional objective 180 or 240 credits 3 or 4 years Universities transition degree 180 credits 3 years

13 13 The Bologna process in the French- speaking Community of Belgium 2 nd level: Masters degree (Master) Master (in two years) 120 credits After a bachelors degree of 180 credits Master (in one year) 60 credits After a bachelors degree of 180 credits Advanced Master (in one year) 60 credits minimum After 300 credits of training (BA+MA)

14 14 The Bologna process in the French- speaking Community of Belgium Standard « Master » (in two years) 120 credits After a bachelors degree of 180 credits 3 orientations / focuses (min. 30 credits) Teaching (including the certification programme) Research (scientific research, university oriented) Vocational (specialised according to professions)

15 15 The Bologna process in the French- speaking Community of Belgium Advanced Master (in one year) 60 credits (minimum) After 300 credits of training (BA+MA) Aims at acquiring a specialised professional qualification

16 16 The Bologna process in the French- speaking Community of Belgium 3 rd level: Ph.D. degree at least 180 ECTS of - research work - doctoral training (60 ECTS) Doctoral training is organised by inter-university Graduate Colleges validated by the FNRS

17 17 The Bologna process in the French- speaking Community of Belgium 20 FNRS Graduate Colleges - Philosophy - Medical Sciences - Theology - Veterinary Sciences - Languages, Linguistics & Litteratures - Dental Sciences - History, Art & Archeology- Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sc. - Architecture & Urbanism- Motricity Sciences - Information & Communication - Social & Political Sciences - Sciences - Law - Bio-engineering Sc. & Agronomy - Criminology - Engineering Sciences - Economics & Business Administration - Arts & Arts Sciences - Psychology & Education

18 18 The Bologna process in the French- speaking Community of Belgium 20 FNRS Graduate Colleges Interuniversity and inter-academy level; The list of Graduate Colleges (one per domain) is set by the Government on the proposal of the FNRS. Graduate Colleges ensure the coordination and promotion of Thematic Graduate Schools and stimulate the creation of new ones.

19 19 The Bologna process in the French- speaking Community of Belgium 50 FNRS Graduate Schools Set up within the FNRS Graduate Colleges Organized on a thematic basis, at an interuniversity and inter-academy level Each Graduate School is submitted to the FNRS committee for approval and is placed under the responsibility of a scientific committee.

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