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Comparison of Academic and Professional Recognition Systems of Engineering Degrees in Bologna Countries: Case Studies From Cyprus and Russian Federation

Comparison of Academic and Professional Recognition Systems of Engineering Degrees in Bologna Countries: Case Studies From Cyprus and Russian Federation
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Author(s): Lyudmila Zinchenko (Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia) and Marios Evangelos Kassinopoulos (Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 14
Source title: Handbook of Research on Engineering Education in a Global Context
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Elena V. Smirnova (Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia) and Robin P. Clark (University of Warwick, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3395-5.ch006

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Abstract

Academic and professional recognition of engineering degrees is an important problem in higher education and human resources mobility. The chapter presents a review of academic and professional recognition systems features in Cyprus and Russia. Both Russia (non-EU-member country) and Cyprus (EU-member country) are Bologna countries, use similar education curricula, and will potentially follow the qualification framework in the European Higher Education Area. However, national qualification frameworks are different. The chapter discusses the academic and professional recognition systems features in Cyprus. Then the Russian system of engineering degrees is explained and the academic and professional recognition approach is clarified. Case studies for both countries are outlined. A comparison of the academic and professional recognition systems features in Cyprus and Russia is given.

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