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1 Bologna Process Seminar Friday 12 May 2006. 2 The Mobility Challenge Sorbonne Declaration, May 1998 “At both undergraduate and graduate level, students.

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1 1 Bologna Process Seminar Friday 12 May 2006

2 2 The Mobility Challenge Sorbonne Declaration, May 1998 “At both undergraduate and graduate level, students would be encouraged to spend at least one semester in universities outside their own country”.

3 3 Bologna Declaration, June 1999 “Promotion of mobility by overcoming obstacles to the effective exercise of free movement with particular attention to: For students access to study and training opportunities and to related services Promotion of the necessary European dimensions in higher education particularly with regards to curricular development, inter institutional cooperation, mobility schemes and integrated programmes of study, training and research”

4 4 Prague, May 2001 “Ministers reaffirmed that the objective of improving the mobility of students, teachers, researchers and administrative staff as set out in the Bologna Declaration is of the utmost importance. They confirmed their commitment to pursue the removal of all the obstacles to the free movement of students, teachers, researchers and administrative staff and emphasised the social dimension of mobility”.

5 5 Berlin, September 2003 Mobility of students and academic and administrative staff is the basis for establishing a European Higher Education Area. Ministers emphasised its importance for academic and cultural as well as political social and economic spheres.

6 6 Promotion of European Dimension in Higher Education “(Ministers) note that initiatives have been taken by Higher Education Institutions in various European countries to pool their academic resources and cultural traditions in order to promote the development of integrated study programmes and joint degrees at first, second and third cycle. Moreover they stress the necessity of ensuring a substantial period of study abroad in Joint Degree programmes as well as proper provision for linguistic diversity and language learning, so that students may achieve their full potential for European identity, citizenship and employability. Ministers agreed to engage at the national level to remove legal obstacles to the establishment and recognition of such degrees and to actively support the development and adequate Quality Assurance of integrated curricula leading to Joint Degrees”.

7 7 Bergen, May 2005 We recognise that mobility of students and staff among all participating countries remains one of the key objectives of the Bologna Process. We urge institutions and students to make full use of mobility programmes advocating full recognition of study periods abroad within such programmes.

8 8 Academic Recognition The European University charter The European Quality Charter for Mobility Lisbon Convention ECTS Diploma Supplement

9 9 Choosing Partners and Managing Mobility Curriculum for Mobility Students’ Attitudes Colleagues’ Attitudes

10 10 First cycle - Bachelor Four years essential? Credits – recognition – curriculum flexibility Double/Joint degrees? Masters Mobility within a calendar year Masters? Double or Joint Masters the way forward? Erasmus Mundus Model? Doctoral The Cotutelle Model

11 11 Why bother? The world we live in Institutions: Competition – Marketing – Profile Departments: Network - Research collaboration – Complementing strengths Teachers

12 12 Students Their future world Life changing experience New academic environment and academic interests New social environment Communications skills Motivation Maturity Flexibility Cultural adaptability

13 13 New Lifelong Learning Programme Student mobility Teacher and staff mobility Work placements University - Enterprise Cooperation Intensive programmes

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