This website attempts to provide a guide to BP in general. In addition, it aims to create a clear picture to the interested parties to have a full overview of the implementation and the structure of this system at the University of Zakho.
What is Bologna Process? The Bologna Process is an intergovernmental higher education reform process that includes 48 European countries and a number of European organizations, including EUA. Its main purpose is to enhance the quality and recognition of European higher education systems and to improve the conditions for exchange and collaboration within Europe, as well as internationally.
Before describing the UoZ implementation of the Bologna process, this article defines the main concepts of BP.
The Bologna declaration, which aims to consolidate the higher educational system in the European Area, was signed by 29 European Higher Education Ministers in 1999. This process is developed as an attempt to increase the competitiveness of the European universities worldwide and strengthen their attractiveness. However, the main aims are to facilitate the mobility of students over the European universities, provide more transparency of educational system, and enhance the mutual recognition of qualifications.
The Bologna Process is an intergovernmental higher education reform process that includes 48 European countries and a number of European organizations, including EUA. Its main purpose is to enhance the quality and recognition of European higher education systems and to improve the conditions for exchange and collaboration within Europe, as well as internationally.
The University of Zakho intends to achieve the following objectives through adopting the Bologna Process of higher education:
There is no doubt that the universities play a vital role in any society and they have a significant impact in moving the wheel of the development. This is because the universities are considered the highest educational institutions which always seek to provide the needs of the society and without them it is very difficult to make any progress in all areas. Likewise, University of Zakho, since its establishment, tries to have an effective role in the service of the society and improve the quality of the education so that it could become one of the leading universities in Kurdistan Region. To achieve this, the university is always interested in interacting with the changes taking place and takes advantage of technology and advanced systems of higher education in the developed countries. Moreover, based on the vision of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHE-KRG) for improving and developing education and research in Kurdistan, the MHE-KRG encourages University of Zakho to adopt the European education system through issuing an order No. 1262 in 27/9/2017. Therefore, the university has started to adopt a new system of education so called “Bologna Process (BP)” for the academic year (2017- 2018), as this process contains pioneering lessons which can be utilized by the university to have more benefits for the students.
The main features of this process include the development of national qualification framework of participating countries in this process and using criteria and procedures that are developed by this process.