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Висшето образование: предизвикателства и перспективи
Higher Education: Challenges and Perspectives

Author(s): Miroslav Dachev
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Фондация за хуманитарни и социални изследвания - София
Keywords: higher education; challanges; perspectives; mobility; competences; innovtive university; governing structures; degree program

Summary/Abstract: The paper aims to outline the significant problems and perspectives facing higher education through an analysis of the tendencies in the Bulgarian and European area in the last few years. It takes into account the challenges presented after the meetings in Glasgow and Bergen in 2005. Perspectives of development are sought by relying on proven practices in Europe and in our country. The paper defines the tasks that will be on the agenda of Bulgarian higher education institutions this and next year and that synchronize Bulgarian and European tendencies in the sphere of developing the competences, the credit system, the quality assurance systems, the fulfilling of a university’s mission and the governing structures. The model NBU is put forward as a model of a successfully working innovative university. Special attention is paid to formulating the competences. It is recommended that this should be done in accordance with the model of the project “Tuning educational structures in Europe” after consultations with employers, academia and alumni. Formulating the competences is necessary to determine the most suitable design of degree programs in terms of their structure and contents on one hand and their orientation towards the labour market or further scientific research, on the other.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 21
  • Page Range: 97-106
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bulgarian