Challenges of Double Degrees’ Diplomas in Architecture and Urbanism

Oksana Turchanina, António Castelbranco, Valeriu Lungu


Following the requests and objectives put forth by the Bologna process, we designed and coordinated the RETHINK project [1, 2] that was based on three main pillars:

First pillar – the concept of sustainability geared towards Architecture and Urbanism [3].

Second pillar – the adaptation of the participating universities’ curricula to level the differences between Higher Education systems of European Union and Higher Education systems of Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Republic of Belarus.

Third pillar – development of 30 new Double degrees as a proof of the solidity of the concept designed by the Bologna process in 1999.

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.


Educational / Learning Environment, Double Degrees, Urbanism, Architecture, ECTS’ credits recognition, SWOT analysis

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