Higher Education and Research


UNESCO – CEPES

UNESCO-CEPES (the European Centre for Higher Education/Centre Européen pour l'Enseignement Supérieur) was established in September 1972 with a view to promoting co-operation in higher education among Member States of the Europe Region (the countries of Europe, North America, and Israel). The activities of UNESCO-CEPES are focused foremost on higher education in Central and Eastern Europe. In addition, the Director of UNESCO-CEPES is the Representative of UNESCO in Romania.

Since September 2003, UNESCO-CEPES has been a consultative member of a Follow-up Group of the Bologna Process.

To fulfil its mission, UNESCO-CEPES:

  • o undertakes projects relevant to the development and reform of higher education, specifically in view of the follow-up to the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education (1998), and the Bologna Process aiming at the creation of the European Higher Education Area;
  • o serve as the secretariat or co-secretariat of specialised networks, especially of those related to the implementation of the Council of Europe/UNESCO Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications Concerning Higher Education  in the Europe Region;
  • o provides consultancy services;
  • o promotes policy development and research on higher education and serves as a forum for the discussion of  important topics in higher education;
  • o gathers and disseminates a wide range of information on higher education;
  • o coordinates relations with a designated number of UNESCO Chairs relevant to its activities, within the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme; 
  • o participates in the activities of other governmental and non-governmental organizations;
  • o serves as a link between UNESCO Headquarters and Romania.

For further information please consult the UNESCO-CEPES web site.

We also provide relevant documents, policy statements and results of the work of UNESCO-CEPES as they become available. These are sorted according to main topics connected with the European Higher Education Area.

UNESCO-CEPES

Recognition issues and “easily readable and comparable degrees”

 

The Diploma Supplement

   

Higher education legislation

 

Documents from the seminar New Generations of Policy Documents and Laws for Higher Education: Their Thrust in the Context of the Bologna Process (November 4-6, 2004)

   

Academic mobility

 

Information on the project on Brain Drain and the Academic and Intellectual Labour Market in South East Europe

   

Quality assurance and accreditation

 

Papers on Higher Education: Quality Assurance and the Development of Course Programmes, published in 2002

   

Student participation and governance in higher education

 

Papers on Higher Education: Policy Making, Strategic Planning and Management of Higher Education, published in 2002

   

Regional developments and European dimension of Higher Education

 

Final report from the UNESCO-CEPES/ EUA conference “The External Dimension of the Bologna Process: South-East European Higher Education and the European Higher Education Area in a Global World”, 2003