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  • 1. Masters Programmes in Public Health and Social ServicesMoldova State University Maria & Oleg Bulgaru, Sociology and Social Work Faculty
  • 2. MSU: short description The Moldova State University is founded in 1946. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in the country There are 13 faculties with over 19,000 students The intellectual potential of MSU consists of over 1100 teachers, including 120 habilitat doctors, 521 doctors, 87 professors, 334 associate professors, 8 academicians, 19 correspondent members of ASM The education is structured according to the requirements of the Bologna Process (Moldova is joined at this in 2005) into three levels: - Bachelor studies (3 years, 180 credits) - Master studies (2 years, 120 credits) - Doctoral studies (3 years)
  • 3. The Sociology and Social Work Faculty It is one of the youngest faculties, founded in 2001 The Social Work specialty has been opened in 1998 The teaching staff of the faculty consists of 40 teachers, including 2 habilitat doctors and 10 doctors The total number of the students is 786 At the Social Work specialty are studying: - at bachelor studies - 598 students - at master studies - 85 students
  • 4. Master’s specializations/programs Management of Social Services (22 students) Methodology of Social Research (25 students) Study of Childhood and Children’s rights(24 students)
  • 5. The master curricula structure direct contact hours - 655 (220 hours -lectures and 435 - seminars) individually work hours - 1745 practice - 300 hours (10 credits) masters thesis elaboration - 900 hours 1 credit = 30 hours the total number of credits - 120
  • 6. Doctoral studies History, Theory and Methodology of Sociology Social Structure, Social Institutions and Processes
  • 7. The faculty collaboration The central and local public administration Government and non-government institutions that provide social services Educational institutions from:- Romania (“AI.I.Cuza” University of Iasi, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, University of Bucharest)- France (Academy of Grenoble)- Italy (University of Aquila, Catolique University Sacro Core of Milan)- Great Bretagne (East University of Norwich, Caledonian University of Glasgow)- Germany (Free University of Berlin, University of Applied Sciences of Merseburg, European Institute of Social Work)
  • 8. Projects at faculty The Faculty has implemented andimplements several projects financed byTempus, INTAS, AUF, UNICEF and othersinternational organizations which, of course,facilitate the students and teachers integrationin Europe
  • 9. Current implemented projects “Professionalization of education in social work” (2008-2011) – TEMPUS project "Moldavian Migrants in the Russian Federation" (2009-2011) is a bilateral international project, funded by the Governments of Moldova and the Russian Federation "Support to the National Plan of action for working with children left without parental care as a consequence of migration" (2010-2012) – is funded by the Czech Agency for Development of the Czech Foreign Ministry, the International Organization for Migration in Moldova, United Nations Fund for Population in Moldova.
  • 10. TEMPUS Project “Professionalisation of education in social work” (2009 – 2011)The main objectives of the Project are: the reformation of the educational programs in accordance with recommendations of the Bologna Process; the creation of three new specializations in the field of Social Work in accordance with the requirements of labor market.
  • 11. Some major importance specializations for our societydevelopment have been established as a result of a nationalsociological research.Three of them have been opened in theacademic year 2010/2011: - at the bachelor level:a) Social Assistance of Family and Child in Risk Situationb) Social Assistance of Elderly People. - at the master level:c) Management of Social Services.
  • 12. Other specialties,needed to be developed Social assistance of people in conflict with the law Social assistance of youngsters Social assistance of addicted people Social assistance of victims of violence Social assistance of HIV / AIDS infected people and others.