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Mastermind Europe Final Conference

International conference on general admissions for master's degree programmes aimed at academics, researchers and professionals to discuss how the process of admission to master's degrees should evolve in the context of globalisation and the development of the Bologna process.



Date05.07.2017 - 07.07.2017

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The Bologna process represents a paradigm shift within higher education, thereby leading to the creation of the European Higher Education Area as an integrated space for all European universities with common goals and challenges.

In this context, the Mastermind Europe project establishes the foundations for a paradigm shift with regard to master's degree programme admissions, which, beyond teaching and learning, is increasingly focused on competence evaluation and improvement in terms of selection validity and effectiveness and transparency in the selection process.

The Inter-university Council of Catalonia (CIC) is to attend the Mastermind Europe Final Conference, which will be held in early July at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the institution responsible for organising the event.

This conference is aimed at the deans of faculties and schools, master's degree programme coordinators, policy makers and university administrators. Delegates will be provided with an introduction to the Mastermind Europe tools for developing a diverse international master's degree classroom in the post-Bologna era and a platform for the exchange of experiences with representatives from other universities.

This conference is also a key dissemination event for the ERASMUS+ project, as it brings together the agents involved in the paradigm shift.

The programme includes talks from five Dutch and German expert speakers, who will present the experiences of their universities, covering the respective political, social and cultural contexts and offering a national and European perspective.

In addition to the programmed talks, parallel sessions will also take place with the presentation of proposals based on the tools used in the Mastermind Europe project:

The conference also invites participants to submit proposals for debate or research on subjects such as the evaluation of Bologna in a national context, open-access master's degree programmes, diverse international classrooms, non-research universities, competence-based admission, cost efficiency and graduate diversity in the classroom.


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam