Which understanding of student performance is reflected in the methods of performance-based funding - an international comparison


In the article "Revisiting Student Performance as a Cornerstone of Higher Education. How is Student Performance Reflected in Performance-Based Funding?" Alex Usher (HESA, Canada) and Dominic Orr (FiBS) argue using a comparative analysis that higher education governance systems have so far relied on an administrative understanding of higher education. In this context, the authors question whether governance and governance initiatives support and promote appropriate types of student performance.

More information about the article and the book can be found here.

Current Bologna communiqué draft considers digitisation to be of significantly more importance in the Bologna process


Starting today, the Ministers of Education and Science from the 48 signatory states of the Bologna Declaration are meeting in Paris. After the topic of digitisation was not included in the first versions of the ministerial communiqué, the current draft envisages digitisation to play a central role in reaching the Bologna objectives. This view is presented in a position paper published by a group of authors around Dr. Dominic Orr from FiBS. For further information on the position paper, please click here.

Release of trend data on Bologna process in the European higher education area


Today, the ministerial meeting in Paris will see the presentation of the Bologna Process Implementation Report. The report includes qualitative and quantitative data from the 48 signatory states on the Europe-wide trends in higher education. FiBS has contributed to the data collection and interpretation and wrote a blog about it.

Cooperating in the development and implementation of a concept of the Iranian-German centre for lifelong learning in Iran


FiBS and the Islamic Azad University in Teheran (IAU) agree on extensive long-time cooperation in developing and implementing a concept of the Iranian-German centre for lifelong learning in Iran. FiBS is to be largely responsible for developing a modern, innovative and cross-sectoral concept as well as for supporting its later implementation. In the long run, the concept is to be transferred to other countries in the region. IAU currently has 1.7 million students, making it the largest university in the world, while also offering primary, secondary and vocational education.

Strategic embedding of new technologies in higher education only rarely occurs


New study conducted by FiBS in cooperation with the Open University Institute of Educational Technology on the topic of digitising higher education.

Towards a Bologna Digital strategy for higher education


This weekend, our Bologna Digital Initiative was published in the University World News.

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