Reflections on the Cassandras of the Bologna Process

Proc. of the 4th International Conference on Globalization and Higher Education in Economics and Business Administration (GEBA2010), Iasi, Romania

9 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2014

Date Written: October 1, 2010

Abstract

Nowadays in the academic circles being a Bologna-sceptic is in fashion. Mass-media abounds in former and present students, professors, (vice) deans, (vice) rectors who lament about the drawbacks of Bologna process. In Romania and in many EU Universities a strange idea is induced, that the pre-Bologna higher education system was quite a good performer, and the new implemented procedures destroy the Romanian/European academic legacy. This paper argues that even some of the disappointments are justified, the main problem is the market-phobia of many European Universities, market-phobia disguised as the Humboldtian goal of modelling minds and characters, not preparing ordinary technocrats, accountants or hotel administrators.

Keywords: Higher Education, Bologna Process

JEL Classification: A22, A23, M10

Suggested Citation

Fotache, Marin, Reflections on the Cassandras of the Bologna Process (October 1, 2010). Proc. of the 4th International Conference on Globalization and Higher Education in Economics and Business Administration (GEBA2010), Iasi, Romania, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2404210

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