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The Bologna Process and its influence on the participation in the Erasmus program

Jörgens, Lena (2017) The Bologna Process and its influence on the participation in the Erasmus program.

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Abstract:This research examines, how the participation rates in student mobility in the Erasmus program of the European Union developed after the introduction of the Bologna process. Special attention is given to the significant gap between the numbers of incoming compared to the numbers of outgoing students in some participating countries. By looking at the factors influencing incoming and outgoing student mobility and relating them to the tools introduced through the Bologna process aimed at increasing the student mobility, this research aims to explore to what extent the mobility rates varied after the introduction of the Bologna process and to what extent the variation can be explained through the implementation process. With a theoretical framework including implementation theory and pull and push factors this research will relate the mobility rates to the implementation process. By looking at six countries and analyzing their mobility rates and their implementation process in the time frame from 2005 to 2014, the study analyzes whether developments in the implementation process correlate with developments in the intensity and direction of student mobility. The study shows that high levels of implementation of tools of the Bologna progress indeed correlate with higher participation rates in the Erasmus program.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration, 89 political science
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
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