Perverse effects of the automatic recognition of academic degrees in the EU

Ewa Łętowska

Abstract


Automatic (ex officio) recognition of academic degrees in the EU leads to a race to bottom, because the formal equivalence doesn’t cover a real one. Parametrisation of the learning and getting degrees, used as a remedy, causes other bad side effects. Main objective (to gain knowledge and skills) is not so important as required number of credits and/or formal stages of the study.

Keywords


recognition of academic degrees; EU; side effects of recognition

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