Session 04.15

What is a Bachelor’s degree? European and US Perspectives

This session will compare and contrast European Bologna and US Bachelor's degrees and discuss educational philosophies, degree structures, intended outcomes, pathways into undergraduate study and approaches in liberal education and liberal arts. We’ll discuss the advantages of various approaches – including aspects that promote soft-skills development, exchange and linkages and aspects that create barriers ¬– and advance ideas on how to minimise challenges.

Topics

  • Admissions & accreditation
  • Partnership & networks

Chair

  • Linda Tobash, 
    World Education Services, USA

Speakers

  • Peter Kerrigan, 
    DAAD, USA
  • Peter van der Hijden, 
    Higher Education Consultancy, Belgium