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Why blog about outward student mobility?

When I started blogging about the benefits of student mobility across national borders and the need to internationalise European universities in 2012, I was struck by how far behind the UK was in some areas, especially outward student mobility. Then, like now, the loudest voices in higher education were prioritising incoming (non-EU) international student recruitment. […]

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Students’ union warning over European Bologna dream

The European Students’ Union, or ESU, has warned that the Bologna Process, which seeks to harmonise and reform higher education across the continent, is in danger of becoming obsolete because of uneven implementation and poor follow-up of commitments by many European countries. The ESU report, Bologna with Student Eyes: Time to meet the expectations from […]

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Nice idea… but is Bologna a distant land?

I am not saying there’s been a conspiracy of silence among British higher education leaders, but they haven’t gone exactly out of their way to promote what is quaintly called the Bologna Process. But I’m a pro-European Englishman, albeit with a bit of Franco-Irish-Scottish blood, so maybe that’s why I’ve slaved away for the last […]

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