Higher Education and Research

National Seminar on “Current Issues in the Bologna process” in Azerbaijan
Baku, 26-27 May 2008


The national seminar on ‘Current Issues in the Bologna process’, co-organised by the Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan and the Council of Europe, took place in Baku on 26-27 May 2008. It was attended by some 40 participants (representatives of the Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan and vice-rectors and senior university staff of major Azeri universities).

The objective of the seminar was to step up reform of the higher education system of Azerbaijan in line with the Bologna Process.

Through expert-led dialogues from a mix of national and regional perspectives, the seminar served to raise awareness on the main strands of the Bologna Process, including:

    o Quality assurance in higher education

    o Qualifications frameworks in Europe and in Azerbaijan

    o The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)

The seminar also underlined the principle of university autonomy and highlighted the importance of student involvement in the Bologna Process.

Main documents

Programme

List of participants

‘Implementation of the Bologna Process: the example of Turkey’ by Aybar Ertepinar, Council of Europe expert

‘University autonomy and governance’ by Bastian Baumann, Council of Europe expert

‘The role of students alongside other stakeholders in the Bologna process – European experience’ by Colin Tuck, Council of Europe expert

‘Qualifications Framework in European higher education area’ by Carita Blomqvist, Council of Europe expert

‘European Credit Transfer System and recognition of qualifications’ by Bastian Baumann, Council of Europe expert

‘Quality assurance in European Higher Education Area’ by Colin Tuck, Council of Europe expert