April 6-11, 2003
When some 30 European ministers of Education signed a common declaration in Bologna in June 1999 they initiated a process that will lead to fundamental changes in the architecture of European higher education. The stated goals are to create a European Area of Higher Education characterised by improved mobility, international competitiveness and readable and comparable degrees. Some see the declaration as an effort to bring European education closer to an Anglo-Saxon model. This paper analyses some possible consequences for Engineering Education in particular and gives a description of how different European states have interpreted and implemented the principles of the Declaration.
Torbjörn Hedberg, "Impact of the Sorbonne-Bologna Process on Engineering in Europe" in "Enhancement of the Global Perspective for Engineering Students by Providing an International Experience", Carl McHargue, University of Tennessee, USA; Eleanor Baum, Cooper Union, USA Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2003). http://dc.engconfintl.org/enhancement/14