Implementation Through Innovation: A Literature-Based Analysis of the Tuning Project

  • Krisztián Pálvölgyi Teacher Training and Digital Learning Centre, Corvinus University of Budapest; Doctoral School of Education, Eötvös Loránd University


Tuning Educational Structures in Europe is perhaps the most important higher education innovation platform nowadays. The main objective of the Tuning Project is to develop a tangible approach to implement the action lines of the Bologna Process; thus, implementation and innovation are closely linked in Tuning. However, during its development, Tuning has evolved into a complex, multilevel policy implementation toolset with a worldwide significance. The purpose of this article is to present the complex nature of the Tuning Project, the environment and dynamics of its development, and the mechanisms of its operation from a multilevel implementation perspective, through a literature-review-based analysis.

Author Biography

Krisztián Pálvölgyi, Teacher Training and Digital Learning Centre, Corvinus University of Budapest; Doctoral School of Education, Eötvös Loránd University

Krisztián Pálvölgyi is a PhD candidate in Education Science at Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest and a Research Assistant at Corvinus University of Budapest. His research topic is on higher education teaching and learning, organisational changes in higher education, student-centred study programme design, and implementation of the Bologna Process.
Address: Teacher Training and Digital Learning Centre, Corvinus University of Budapest, 1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 8. Hungary
ORCID: 0000-0001-6628-9722


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How to Cite
PÁLVÖLGYI, Krisztián. Implementation Through Innovation: A Literature-Based Analysis of the Tuning Project. Higher Learning Research Communications, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, oct. 2017. ISSN 2157-6254. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 17 nov. 2017. doi:


Tuning Project, implementation, innovation, Bologna Process, learning outcomes