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Bologna report in the Cabinet German university reforms successful

The Bologna Process has been a European success. A reform of European higher education was launched in 1999 under the Bologna Process. The Cabinet has now adopted a report that takes stock of the progress made. Here is a round-up of the main points.

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Students in a university lecture theatre

The Bologna Process has made German degree courses comparable at international level.

Photo: picture alliance/dpa/Uwe Zucchi

The Bologna Process has already achieved a great deal in Europe. It has made higher education systems in different countries comparable with the introduction of bachelor and master’s degrees. Significant progress has been made on the quality and recognition of degree courses. At the same time higher education reform has generated important impetus to make universities more international.

The European higher education reform, known as the Bologna Process, was on the agenda of the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. The Cabinet has adopted a government report on the implementation of the objectives of the Bologna Process 2000 – 2020. The report takes stock of what has been achieved in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) over the last 20 years, and demonstrates that the process has been a catalyst for reforms in German higher education.

An overview of the most important points