The growing influence of the Bologna Process on higher education around the
world has raised concerns about the applicability of this set of reforms in diverse
cultural contexts. Ukraine provides an instructive case study highlighting the
dynamics occurring at the convergence of the new framework with a statecentred
model of higher education. The goal of this study was to examine the
professional identity of faculty at one Ukrainian university and their perceptions
regarding the implementation of Bologna at their institution. We found that
instructional and institutional innovations were successfully implemented only to
the extent that they were integrated with the existing pattern of values and
beliefs held by faculty. These findings provide insight for how other countries
may approach Bologna compatibility in the presence of social and cultural forces
divergent from those in which the Bologna process originated.
M.Shaw, D. Chapman and N. Rumyantseva. (2011). Organizational culture in the adoption of the Bologna process: a study of academic staff at a Ukrainian university. Studies in Higher Education; 1-15.