University reform in the context of European integration: the Bologna Process and its developments

The European integration in educational perspective - the construction of the European Area of Higher Education and Research - starts through the Bologna Process, whose symbolic document, the Bologna Declaration (1999) stamps a new direction to the reform of higher education institutions and universities. In this context, the tasks of universities are refined in the sense of the production of technological innovation and training of new skills to the work environment, tasks required for economic development now under way, guided by the globalization process and the centrality of knowledge in the productive sector.

Bologna Process; European area of higher education; Europe of knowledge; University reform

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