KMK and HRK give clear commitment to European Study Reform
The Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK) and the HRK have stated their firm commitment to the European Study Reform. In a joint declaration issued on Friday, the two conferences gave a generally positive summary of the results of the reform process launched in Bologna in 1999. The key objectives of the European Higher Education Area, agreed on to date by 48 countries, have been established to a great extent at universities. These objectives include in particular the two-tier degree structure with bachelor’s and master’s degrees, quality assurance based on common standards and guidelines, as well as shared instruments of transparency for the recognition of academic achievements.