Bologna Process is a reform process aiming to create a European Higher Education Area until the year 2010. The process is extraordinary in that it is maintained by 47 member countries in cooperation with many international institutions. The process is based on free will, and the countries possess the right whether or not to accept the objectives provided by the Bologna Process. Turkey joined the Bologna Process in the year 2001. For further information regarding the Bologna Process, please visit http://bologna.yok.gov.tr/.