Alexander Lukashenko instructed the Minister of Education Alexander Radkov to begin the process of Belarus' accession to the Bologna process. On it informs BelTA with reference to the press service of the president.
The main purpose of the Bologna process is to create a European area of higher education and its further development. This will increase the attractiveness and competitiveness of European education in the modern world.
According to BELTA, Belarus' accession to the Bologna process will contribute to the convergence of educational standards of national and European systems of higher education. There will also be greater integration of science, education and high-tech manufacturing. The country will have access to the European Network for Quality Education and an international accreditation of Belarusian universities.
Back in 2008, the Minister of Education Alexander Radkov stated that Belarus is in no hurry to enter the Bologna process, keeping the traditions of the Soviet desire for public schools.
In This year, June 7, at a meeting on the development of higher education, the quality of training at this level of education, and feasibility of Belarus' accession to the Bologna process Alexander Lukashenko said:
"It seemed to me that we have solved all the issues related to the accession of Belarus to the Bologna process. In its time we held a meeting at this topic, detailed the nature of the so-called Bologna Declaration, we signed up to this declaration, analyzed the nature of this process and, in consultation with the wider educational community, the academic community, have come to the conclusion that something is possible in our country with the Bologna process and the requirements of the declaration something unacceptable, and generally stated that we do certain steps that actually make us participants of the Bologna process and do not contradict any of the paragraphs of the declaration. "