A very interesting article in The Economist about the universities in Europe in the context of the Bologna process. Apparently everybody understood and implemented what they want out of this process. The article also argues that the difference in performance between European and U.S. universities can be explained by the amount of private funding a university gets. Basically, the more private funding you have the more likely a university is to produce better research. The article can be read here.
Where do Romanian universities fit in this picture? They implemented the 3/2/3 years cycles, but on the other hand they are plagued by nepotism and plagiarism, so should we even count them as European universities?