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Title: Bologna: some thoughts on its effect on the internationalisation of higher education
Authors: Morgan, Bob
Lydon, Julie
Keywords: Bologna
clusters
collaboration
ECTS
European Higher Education Area
Lisbon Agenda
Issue Date: Jan-2009
Publisher: University of Glamorgan
Citation: Morgan, B. and Lydon, J. (2009) Bologna: some thoughts on its effect on the internationalisation of higher educationJournal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 1(1), pp: 63-72.
Abstract: The Bologna process is perhaps the most important factor that will shape the higher education landscape in Europe over the coming decades. This article attempts to demonstrate how the process is going to affect the strategic environment in which European universities in general, and British universities in particular, are going to have to operate. It looks first at the relationship between the Bologna process and the Lisbon Agenda. A number of mechanisms are identified on how higher education can contribute to improved economic performance within Europe. Two factors in particular—increasing university quality and the contribution to labour mobility—are identified as having important strategic implications. The article then analyses these two factors from the point of view of British universities, and concludes that there are real threats being posed to the position of British universities as a result of the Bologna process, due to differing perceptions of quality. Finally an analysis is made of the way in which strategic networks are being developed as a result of Bologna. The conclusion is reached that successful relationships must be built around ‘clusters of trust’ formed by universities of the same ‘pedigree’.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10265/304
ISSN: 1758-1184
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