Chemistry Quality Eurolabels

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The Chemistry Quality Eurolabels or European Quality Labels in Chemistry (Labels européens de Qualité en Chimie) is a marketing scheme for chemistry degrees at institutions located within the 45 countries involved in the Bologna process. Labels are awarded to qualifying institutions under the names are Eurobachelor and Euromaster, as well as the proposed Eurodoctorate.

It is a framework which is supported by EuCheMS, and the labels are awarded by ECTN. The project is supported by the European Commission (EC) through its SOCRATES programme. The purpose of the framework is to "promote recognition of first and second cycle degrees within the 45 countries involved in the Bologna process".[1]

History[edit]

European Union promoted the Bologna process and the creation of a single European higher education area, both of which require mobility of graduates across Europe.

ECTN (European Chemistry Thematic Network) worked in the EU project "Tuning Educational Structures in Europe" and developed Eurobachelor, a framework for a first cycle qualification (first degree) in chemistry. EuCheMS approved Eurobachelor in October 2003.[2]

In June 2004 the Bologna process seminar "Chemistry Studies in the European Higher Education Area" approved Eurobachelor.[2]

Label committees[edit]

The label committee members are as follows:[3]

2013 - 2014[edit]

2008 - 2013[edit]

2006 - 2008[edit]

2004 - 2006[edit]

Eurobachelor[edit]

Eurobachelor is a registered trademark and an initiative adopted by the EuCheMS General Assembly in 2003. It is associated with the Chemistry Quality Eurolabels. As of 8 April 2013, 60 Eurobachelor quality labels have been awarded. The label is intended for first cycle qualifications (bachelor's degrees).

Eurobachelor is based on 180 ECTS (European credits), which is comparable to the three-year British degrees, but it does not include the British concepts of honours degrees and ordinary degrees[4]

Euromaster[edit]

Euromaster is a registered trademark and an initiative adopted by the EuCheMS General Assembly in 2005. It is associated with the Chemistry Quality Eurolabels. As of 8 April 2013, 36 Euromaster quality labels have been awarded. The label is intended for master's degrees.

Euromaster, introduced after Eurobachelor, is intended for second cycle qualifications (postgraduate degrees)[5]

Eurodoctorate[edit]

Eurodoctorate is associated with the Chemistry Quality Eurolabels. As of 8 April 2013, 1 Eurodoctorate quality label was awarded. The label is intended for third cycle qualifications (i.e. doctoral degrees).[6]

The Tuning Chemistry Subject Area Group (Tuning SAG) discussed with a working party of ECTN (European Chemistry Thematic Network Association) in a meeting held in February 2006 in Helsinki, Finland, taking into account the declarations of the Bergen Communiqué 2005. The EHEA Overarching Framework, which was approved by the Ministers of Education of European Union member states in Bergen uses the Dublin descriptors and Tuning SAG decided to use the Dublin descriptors to form a new set of descriptors, the Budapest descriptors for third cycle qualifications.[6]

The Chemistry Eurodoctorate Framework version 1 was published in November 2006.

Awarded labels[edit]

As of 8 April 2013, 60 Eurobachelor, 36 Euromaster, and 1 Eurodoctorate labels have been awarded to 52 institutions and 3 consortia from 20 countries.[7]

The countries that have been awarded labels include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Advertisement (JPG, 2743x2012 pixels)
  2. ^ a b Eurobachelor
  3. ^ members
  4. ^ eurobachelor pdf (143KB)
  5. ^ euromaster
  6. ^ a b eurodoctorate (PDF 140KB)
  7. ^ Awarded labels

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