Gardner. Ten years after the formal introduction of bachelor and masters degrees at German higher education institutions in the wake of the Bologna reforms, most courses have been adapted to the new degree system. Statistics suggest that the new degrees have found acceptance among students and industry.
“Developments over the last few years have shown that opting for a Europe-wide higher education reform was the right decision,” said Higher Education Minister Annette Schavan.
“Never before has student mobility been as high as it is today, and never before has studying taken so little time. Introducing the bachelor degree as an early degree qualifying for a profession offers graduates many options to plan a career.”
Schavan called the Bologna reforms a “European success story”.