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EHEA ‘needs institutional involvement’

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University representative says European Higher Education Area should focus on implementation

The European Higher Education Area needs more institutional involvement to achieve its aims, according to a sector leader. 

Michael Gaebel, director of higher education policy at the European University Association (EUA), was speaking after politicians and sector representatives met in Tirana, Albania (pictured), to discuss the 25-year-old EHEA and its Bologna Process. Through these, 49 countries are working towards better aligning their national degree systems, qualification recognition and quality assur-ance. Before the meeting, the European Commission published a report critiquing the unequal implementation of the key EHEA commitments and calling for it to define its values to bring about a more cohesive approach.

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