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Bologna Process: higher education reforms still too uneven

On 13 May 2015, 47 Education Ministers from the European Higher Education Area met in Yerevan for a two-day conference to discuss progress in improving higher education systems and enabling students to move more freely across national borders under the so-called Bologna process. It concluded in a Ministerial Communiquéand Fourth Bologna Policy Forum Statement. The latest Bologna implementation report published shows that there is still much to be done, as one average, only 7 of 10 students go through a higher education programme, while half of the countries’ completion rates are as low as 30-50%. The report also finds that funding and knowledge of languages are considered the biggest barriers to student mobility. Read EUCIS-LLL member ESU’s position.