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Balanced Mobility Across the Board – a Sensible Objective?
Ferencz, I. (2015) “Balanced Mobility Across the Board – a Sensible Objective?” in Curaj, A., Matei, L., Pricopie, R., Salmi, J., Scott, P. (Eds.) (2015) The European Higher Education Area. Between Critical Reflections and Future Policies. Springer International Publishing.
This article explores the concept of balanced mobility as set in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) context. First, by tracing and understanding the goal of having more balanced mobility between the Bologna Process countries, and to see how the concept of “balance” could be interpreted, given that policy references to balanced mobility leave room for interpretation. Next, by trying to provide an answer to the question: Why has balanced mobility become an objective at this particular point in time? Third, by presenting recent statistics on student mobility in the EHEA context in order to show how balanced or imbalanced mobility flows are. Fourth, outlining some possible solutions for correcting different types of imbalances encountered in the EHEA context. And last, by concluding from the findings of previous sections what would be reasonable to expect in the EHEA context with regards to this policy aim.
The article can be accessed here.