The Bologna process-oriented reform, which promotes a common framework of qualifications among European universities, has made progress at German universities, according to a survey unveiled Tuesday.
The survey was conducted by the German Centre for Higher Education and Scientific Research (DZHW) and covered 14 universities in the northern German states of Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony-Anhalt and Schleswig-Holstein.
Almost all students at the surveyed universities are enrolled in programs that lead to a bachelor's or master's degree, and vast majority of graduates leave the universities now with the new degrees, said survey project manager Frank Doelle.
Doelle said the survey made German universities' progress in implementing Bologna reform, which was initiated in 1999 to facilitate students and graduates' free movement among European universities using acceptable qualifications, "visible."
As one of the more than 40 countries that participated in the Bologna Process, Germany has successfully transformed its university qualifications framework into the two-tier system of Bachelor's and Master's degrees.