Author(s):Karsten Krueger (presenting), Michal Kaderka

Conference:ECER 2016, Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers

Network:02. Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)

Format:Symposium Paper

Session Information

02 SES 13 B, Patterns of Cooperation Between Higher Education and the World of Work



Room:Vet-Theatre 115

Chair:Vidmantas Tutlys


New Certificates Or Bologna-compatible?

Should programmes that are based on university-enterprise cooperation, be part of the normal Bologna resp. ECTS procedures (in case that they are shorter at least leading to some credit-points (CP) that could be recognised in a possible study-programme later on)? No country answers this question clearly, but background information as well as cases analysed in detail show a tendency: UK (incl. the possibility of short cycle HE (SCHE) like foundation degrees), Germany (due to the traditionally high relevance of diploma), and Czech Republic (cases analysed are more or less internships) try to refer their approaches of enterprise-university cooperation to Bologna. On the other hand Finland (due to the specifics of programmes), Turkey (due to very short duration of programmes), and Spain (due to financial and bureaucratic accreditation procedures) offer only certificates, no Bologna master or bachelor diploma. 2nd presentation will raise the implications, opportunities and threats of (not) linking unconventional cooperation between HE and the world of work to Bologna.


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Author Information

Karsten Krueger (presenting)
Fundacion Conocimiento y Desarrollo
Michal Kaderka
Navreme Praha