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Evaluation of the Bachelor-Master structure and accreditation in Dutch higher education

In spring 2008 CHEPS has conducted the evaluation of the introduction of the Bachelor-Master structure and accreditation in Dutch higher education since 2001. This evaluation entailed three main parts: 1) a meta-evaluation of existing monitoring and evaluation activities, primarily based on literature study; 2) exploring the international perspective of the Bachelor-Master structure and accreditation on the basis of a review of the international literature on these issues and on the basis of interviews with a number of international stakeholders in order to identify the international trust in and recognition of the “Dutch” implementation of the Bologna process; and 3) looking at the (un)expected dynamics brought about by the implementation of the Bologna process and accreditation in Dutch higher education through desk research and interviews with many Dutch stakeholders. Focal areas of the whole study are the level of trust in Dutch higher education after the implementation of the Bologna process, the position of (Bachelor) graduates on the labour market and the transitions between HBO-bachelors and university master programmes.

researchers involved: Hans Vossensteyn, Don Westerheijden, Egbert de Weert, Leon Cremonini and Renze Kolsters