Transferring the Bologna Process Ideas into National Higher Education Practices: The Case of Belarus

University essay from Lunds universitet/Graduate School; Lunds universitet/Master of Science in Development Studies

Abstract: This study aims to examine the Bologna process ideas’ transfer and implementation into the higher education practices of Belarus. As an illustrative example of the general trend of higher education internationalization, the Bologna process was also discussed in this study as an object of policy borrowing in higher education. The combination of the ideas and models of policy transfer and policy borrowing elaborated by Dolowitz and Marshs (2000) and Phillips and Ochs (2004) were used as a theoretical framework for this research and guided the mode of the analysis. Document analysis and expert interviews were used as data-gathering techniques and the choice of Belarus higher education transformation as a case study aimed at presenting a particular context implementation and development of the Bologna process policies and ideas.

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