Study on the use of credit systems in higher education cooperation between the EU and the US : final report - Study
The European Commission and the US Department of Education have been supporting the EU-US cooperation in education and training since mid-nineties with the establishment of the first Atlantis programme (1995-2000). The programme has since evolved to cover a range of actions that include student mobility and design of joint or double degrees. More recently, the two institutions have engaged in a policy dialogue which takes the form of EU-US Education Forum. The Forum is based on an exchange between policy makers and academics from both the EU and the US on themes of common interest. The main... objective is to exchange good practice and to support policy learning. Based on the recommendations of the 2009 Forum, two studies on credit systems in higher education were launched. One study was commissioned by the US Department of Education and analysed the use of credit systems to support student mobility from the point of view of US higher education institutions. The second study was commissioned by the European Commission. This report presents a synthesis of the two study findings. The studies had for objective to : - Analyse the use of credit systems for mobility between the EU and the US - Identify good practice for enhancing transparency and recognition of study abroad periods between the EU and the US.