The "Bologna Experts" support institutions and authorities in their efforts to meet the national goals of the Bologna Process.
Groups of Bologna Experts have been set up in all the countries that have signed the Bologna Declaration. These groups support the implementation of the basic principles of the Bologna activities, such as the introduction of qualification frameworks and the development of strategies for lifelong learning. Among their other activities, the groups can advise institutions on:
- Quality assurance of the Three-level System
- Reform of reading list (set books) development
- National and European qualification frameworks
- Recognition of qualifications (ECTS, Diploma Supplement, Europass, Lisbon Recognition Convention).
The groups also participate in the development of a Bologna strategy at a national level.
The Bologna Experts wish to focus particularly on measures that can contribute towards increasing the mobility of Norwegian students and academics working in higher education institutions.
The Norwegian group
The Norwegian Bologna Expert group is made up of professionals who themselves work within the framework of the Bologna Process in higher education, some of them as academics and others in administrative roles.
The Norwegian Bologna Experts are:
- Sigrid Ag (Harstad University College)
- Christian Bjerke (NSO)
- Etelka Tamminen Dahl (University of Bergen)
- Gro Dæhlin (Gjøvik University College)
- Stig Arne Skjerven (Ålesund University College)
- Jonny Sundnes (University of Oslo)
- Petter Roman Øien (University of Nordland)
Besides answering questions, the Bologna Experts can be invited to internal meetings, information meetings and so on, at the institutions involved. The costs of such activities are met by SIU.
Institutions that would like to obtain support from either the group or its membership are invited to contact SIU or individual members.
The SIU point of contact is listed on the menu in the right-hand column.
For more information about the Bologna Declaration, please visit the official Bologna Process website.
For latest report on trends, please see the European University Assosiation's latest report, Trends 2010: Universities shaping the European Higher Education Area.