Higher Education

, Volume 66, Issue 1, pp 59–77 | Cite as

The Bologna Process: inception, ‘take up’ and familiarity

  • Guy NeaveEmail author
  • Amelia Veiga


This paper addresses the value of the Bologna Process in placing the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) on a solid institutional footing. How far has Bologna contributed to firming up the views academia, management and students have of the EHEA? The article is based on a survey administered across four systems of higher education in 2008. It underlines the importance for those active in shaping policy both at national and at European level to take fully into account the views of the different interests in higher education, difficult and at times non committal though these latter might be.


European Union HE policy Bologna Lisbon Perceptions of HEI staff students and administration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CIPESMatosinhosPortugal
  2. 2.A3ESLisbonPortugal

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