Bologna Process Archived

This infoKit was first published in 2009 and is now archived.

The Bologna Process aimed to create a European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and to promote the European system of higher education worldwide. The aspiration for achieving this was 2010, although the transformational Bologna Process has continued beyond that date.

The Bologna Process infoKit was published in March 2009 with the intention of being a user-friendly ‘one-stop shop’ linking to other specialist organisations at that time for advice in areas such as policy (UK HE Europe Unit) and subject-specific information (Higher Education Academy subject centres). It also provided some real life experiences on issues such as implementing the Diploma Supplement.

The resource aimed to focus on the broader benefits of the Bologna Process and help identify how some of the mechanisms that have been put in place to support the Bologna Process (such as the Diploma Supplement) can assist institutional efforts in meeting broader strategic objectives in areas such as internationalisation, lifelong learning and employability.

The subject area is vast, and provided a real challenge. The use of tools such as del.ici.ous, content management and tagging were used to create an easily-navigable and extensible resource.

The infoKit is aimed at anyone with an interest in the adoption of the Bologna Process. At the time of its launch it was acclaimed by experts in the sector for its bringing together of all the relevant material in a highly readable, logical and accessible format.

This resource has had some minor updates made to it since its initial publication; most updates relate to links to other resources/organisations.

The final report of the Burgess Implementation Steering Group, Bringing it all together: introducing the HEAR was published in October 2012. The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) now sits under the auspices of the Higher Education Academy. Further information on the HEAR can be found at

Published: 15 March 2009 | Last updated: 4 December 2012