One step closer to Bologna

Walking a diplomatic tightrope between neighbouring Ukraine and Russia, Belarus – a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States – is attempting to adopt liberal market-led policies to improve the quality of higher education and to attract more international students, writes Stephen Hoare for Times Higher Education.

As part of such moves, a deal was signed last month in the capital Minsk between a British organisation – the Association of Business Executives, or ABE – and the Belarus government recognising ABE qualifications as the equivalent of the country’s diplomas of higher education and masters degrees.

The signing of such a memorandum is part of a campaign by Belarus to join the Bologna process, a system designed to ensure comparability in the standards of higher education qualifications and to promote freedom of movement within Europe.
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