Tamás Kozma and Magdolna Rébay (eds.): 'The Bologna process in Central Europe'
Book release date: 27 March, 2009
Co-organizer: Center for Higher Educational Research and Development of the University of Debrecen
This book is about the situation of theBologna process in Central Europe. Case studies show the higher education reforms in Hungary and in the case of its neighbors: Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. The most important lesson from the case studies is that not one, but two higher education reform have taken place in Central Europe since the change of regime. In the 1990s, the development of independent higher education systems was sought; in the 2000s, however, the hardly independent systems should assimilate to the "European Higher Education Area".
The authors do not simply repeat the official reports, but approach the Central European higher education reforms as a matter of social research. For sociologists, the problem to be examined it is not the "Bologna process" itself, but those who guide it. From this perspective the "Bologna process" is merely a narrative, namely the narrative of those international shadow organizations that mediate between the European Union and the governments participating in higher education.
The detailed program can be viewed (in Hungarian) here.