Europe Seeks to Harmonize Its Degrees

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Science  31 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5535, pp. 1613
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5535.1613

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PRAGUE-- Europe has some of the world's oldest, and best, universities. But efforts to unify higher education standards have always played second fiddle to powerful regional and national sentiments. That is slowly changing, however, as national parliaments wrestle with recent promises by government ministers to provide undergraduates with a relatively harmonized system of degrees, credits, and requirements.