Bologna: A Challenge for Liberal Education and an Exceptional Opportunity

Publication Title

Liberal Education

Publication Date

Fall 2008

Document Type



Bologna, higher education


Higher Education


The article discusses the impact of the Bologna Process in Europe on the strengths of the higher education system in the U.S. It examines the opportunities provided by the Bologna Process on the country's higher education, including the expansion of commitment to quality assurance, the increase of access, and the accomplishment of a higher degree of consistency. It also offers factors that should be considered before adopting the Bologna Process, such as the drive for objective evaluation.