This latest Bologna Process Implementation Report presents a wide-ranging and detailed picture on how the European Higher Education Area(EHEA) has been moving forward since the Yerevan Conference in 2015. It follows the two previous Bologna Process Implementation Reports (2012 and 2015). In particular, the report explores the evolution of the key policy areas identified by Higher Education Ministers in the Yerevan Communiqué of 2015. It does this through its seven chapters: The European Higher Education Area Landscape; Learning and Teaching; Degrees and Qualifications; Quality Assurance and Recognition; Opening Higher Education to a Diverse Student Population; Relevance of the Outcomes and Employability; Internationalisation and Mobility.
By using qualitative information and statistical data, the report outlines the current state of play of the Bologna Process from various stakeholders' perspectives. It also addresses the key commitments that underpin the EHEA: implementation of the three-cycle degree structure, recognition of qualifications and quality assurance. Moreover, the report outlines the Bologna Process's most recent priorities: learning and teaching, social inclusion and employability. [+]
Sentencia del Tribunal de Justicia de la Unión Europea. Asunto C-147/16 (Karel de Grote-Hogeschool VZW / Susan Romy Jozef Kuijpers) de 17 de mayo de 2018
Procedimiento prejudicial — Directiva 93/13/CEE — Cláusulas abusivas en los contratos celebrados entre profesionales y consumidores — Examen de oficio, por el juez nacional, de la cuestión de si un contrato está comprendido en el ámbito de aplicación de esta Directiva — Artículo 2, letra c) — Concepto de “profesional” — Entidad de educación superior financiada principalmente con fondos públicos — Contrato relativo a un plan de pago a plazos sin intereses de las tasas de matrícula y de la participación en los gastos de un viaje de estudios
En el asunto C‑147/16, que tiene por objeto una petición de decisión prejudicial planteada, con arreglo al artículo 267 TFUE, por el vredegerecht te Antwerpen (Juez de Paz de Amberes, Bélgica) mediante resolución de 10 de marzo de 2016, recibida en el Tribunal de Justicia el 14 de marzo de 2016, en el procedimiento entre Karel de Grote — Hogeschool Katholieke Hogeschool Antwerpen VZW y Susan Romy Jozef Kuijpers (Curia.europa.eu, 17.5.2018)
Modernisation on Higher Education in Europe: Academic Staff 2017
OPOCE, 2017. Eurydice Brief
The higher education sector has experienced profound changes in recent years. As student numbers have continued to increase, new steering and funding mechanisms have been established, quality assurance systems have been further developed and societal demands have expanded. Yet there has been too little focus on the impact and implications of these developments for academic staff, who play a vital role in higher education institutions and systems.
The brief is based on a comprehensive report, Modernisation of Higher Education in Europe: Academic Staff – 2017published in June, which explores the realities for academic staff in this changing higher education landscape. The brief focuses on some of the main findings, including on human resource policy planning, academic careers, working conditions, and teaching. It concludes by highlighting three key concerns for policy-making: 'levelling the playing field for academic careers', 'balancing institutional autonomy and government oversight' and 'improving information gathering on academic staff'. [+]
The higher education sector has experienced profound changes in recent years. Student numbers have continued to increase, while the sector has diversified and experienced significant structural changes, such as new funding arrangements, and new quality assurance systems. The challenges for academic staff have also been growing. Staffs are responsible for teaching ever greater numbers of students, undertaking research, and responding to growing societal needs, while academic jobs become more competitive, and job security more tenuous.
Modernisation of Higher Education in Europe: Academic Staff – 2017 explores the current realities for academic staff within this changing higher education landscape. The report focuses on the qualification requirements for academic staff, the recruitment process, employment and working conditions in academia, the impact of external quality assurance, and top level strategies for internationalisation. It also includes national diagrams showing key characteristics of academic staff categories.
The report is based mainly on qualitative data gathered by the Eurydice Network, covering higher education systems in 35 countries. The data collection focused on academic higher education staff who are primarily responsible for teaching and/or research. In addition, quantitative data from Eurostat and the European Education Tertiary Register (ETER) are also used, as well as information gathered from surveys developed for this report to academic staff Trade Unions and Quality Assurance agencies. [+]