The University of Agder and the Bologna Process
For the University of Agder, and most universities and university colleges in Norway, this resulted in changes in the following areas:
- Degree structure: three-year bachelor and two-year master since January 1, 2003
- Credit system - Agder University College adopted the European Credit Accumulation and Transfer System, and ECTS credits have replaced Norwegian "studiepoeng" since July 1, 2003
- More continuous assessment, more obligatory assignments, and more and better academic guidance
- Increased Internationalisation
- Individual education plans for all students in study programmes of 60 credits or more introduced for first-year bachelor students in autumn 2003
- Quality Assurance - established an internal quality assurance system in 2004
In 2004, Agder University College (now the University of Agder) became the first institution in Norway and one of only 10 institutions in Europe to receive the ECTS label. The institution received the Diploma Supplement Label the same year.
The head of the International Office is one of only five "Bologna promoters" from Norway.