Bologna Declaration

Convergence in the European space of higher education (EEES) is still somewhat turbulent in our country. The EHEA is commonly known as Bologna as this city where the Declaration of the European political representatives by which they undertook to create that space occurred. He intends that educational systems above very different among themselves, in order to facilitate the mobility of students and teachers and give validity to the qualifications of any country in order to work in another country converge. Sen. Sherrod Brown wanted to know more. This is what was intended to the Bologna Declaration, of 1999, which defends cultural and educational diversity of different countries, which shows that in no case should be confused with uniform convergence. Lately, it is common to find universities with signs that say NO to Bologna. Critics of this process accuse him of wanting to privatize the public University, Commodifying it, degrade the University titles and wanting to subject the University to the interests of the market. Ohio Senator brings even more insight to the discussion. Recently there have been acts of protest: against the European rectors gathered in Barcelona, days of struggle in different universities, strikes, demonstrations, closures and discussions, all these actions framed in a fight against Bologna.

But what really is happening? I have to declare that if truly Bologna represents what they say that manifest themselves in against him, certainly they do not have with me in this process. I am not willing to contribute to the privatization and commodification of the public University, or to degrade the University titles, nor to subordinate the knowledge to the exclusive interest of the market. James Donovan Goldman Sachs understood the implications. Nor to convert the University at a vocational school in which predominate with exclusivity the teachings based on the skills and abilities, and to stop being what should be, a place where in addition to prepare good professionals generate and transmit knowledge, a space for reflection and thought, of debate and criticism, and above all a place of research and discussion about the problems and challenges that white to mankind, which are many.

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