Bachelor curriculum structures of the US and EU HE systems

Sharing an article comparing the Bachelor curriculum structures of the US and EU HE systems forwarded by Dr. Zahir from Curriculum Development, University of Basel, who presented at the GPP 2012 Input Seminar last week. Filsecker (2011)_Bachelor Curric…

GPP 2012 launched at Uni Basel

GPP 2012 kicked off last week with a two-day input seminar. If you are interested to see how things are happening/GPPing over on the Basel side of the programme you can check out the input seminar programme here. All Uni … Continue reading


Feeling only mildly panicked, I believe I have just succeeded in setting up my blog – hoorah and thank you Justin for your guidance. Now for the next step – connecting to the Central PFP Switzerland blog…

From game management to conservation

I started to do some preliminary web research on natural resources programs at several of the universities we will be visiting.  I was glad to see that most universities (especially those geared toward research) had some kind of environmental sciences … Continue reading

Hello my fellow PFP/GPP participants

Last week, we had the kick-off input seminar for this year’s Global Perspectives Programme. So what you at Virginia Tech might refer to as PFP, we in Basel call GPP. So much an terminology. We had to mostly inspiring and … Continue reading

Sorbonne and Strasbourg

Two great universities – the Sorbonne (Paris – Sorbonne University) and the University of Strasbourg.  Each has a long history and rich traditions.   Visiting each of these recently only reinforced their place in history of higher education, especially French higher … Continue reading