German PSE leaders criticize Bologna impact

August 20, 2012

The heads of Germany's PSE schools say they see severe shortcomings in the new bachelor's degrees introduced as part of Bologna reforms and warn that they are failing to supply the graduates Germany needs. The president of the organization that represents the heads of the country's PSE institutions says the reforms had "failed to achieve the key goals." One key promise that has not been kept is greater student mobility, he says. He argues that the European Credit Transfer System merely measured time studied in certain areas, not actual achievement, and that in reality students still have problems getting performance recognized in other nations. University World News