The European Commissioner for Education, Jan Figel’, has recently made some recommendations for higher education in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) at the Bosnia and Herzegovina Higher Education Working Group/Bologna Committee
(HEWG), co-chaired by the Council of Europe and the BiH Ministry of Civil Affairs. The Commissioner urged the new Government in BiH to launch reforms in higher education
, exemplified by a state-level higher education law, and quality assurance mechanisms.
Another important issue, discussed by the HEWG members, was the working group’s transformation
into a completely locally-owned body. It was suggested that the government create a BiH Bologna Committee
with the view to accelerate higher education reforms in the country.
The Higher Education Working Group has met on a regular basis for four years and has discussed, among others, Bologna Process-related issues. It rotates locations between the eight public universities in BiH. The Council of Europe provides the secretariat and financial support.
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