"University still just for the privileged"

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17 September 2007, BRUSSELS – The aim of the Bologna reforms to make "real mobility" possible for students can not be deemed a success, says Bernard Rentier, rector of the university of Liege, in Le Soir on Monday.

17 September 2007

BRUSSELS – The aim of the Bologna reforms to make "real mobility" possible for students can not be deemed a success, says Bernard Rentier, rector of the university of Liege, in Le Soir on Monday.

"Eight years after the launch and two years before the end of 'Bologna', mobility has not increased in the slightest," says Rentier. "In the countries that participate in Bologna, 2.2 percent of students are 'mobile', that is the same percentage as before."

"The richest students pay for their study abroad themselves and the best students are awarded grants, but the large majority is unable to pay the extra cost of going abroad," the rector added.

Rentier is urging that an interuniversity mobility fund be established to be financed by the regions.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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