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Adrian Curaj - Romanian Higher Education Facing the Future

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Adrian Curaj - Romanian Higher Education Facing the Future

  1. 1. Romanian Higher Education facing the Future<br />Prof. Adrian Curaj, PhD<br />
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  5. 5. From reparatory reforms to systemic reforms<br /><ul><li>1990 - 1995, initial reparatory reforms;
  6. 6. 1995 - 2002, the first wave of systemic reforms;
  7. 7. 2002 - 2009, fragmented changes;
  8. 8. 2009 - , the second wave of systemic reforms</li></li></ul><li>The perspective of HE in Romania as part of several sometimes overlapping “HE agendas”:<br /><ul><li>a broad European agenda – the Bologna process;
  9. 9. an European agenda as a member-state of the European Union;
  10. 10. the national agenda. </li></li></ul><li>Quality and Leadership<br />In the Romanian Higher Education<br />Doctorate in Universities of Excellence<br />Research Assessment and Support for Scientific Publishing<br />Doctoral Education<br />Improving University Management<br />National Student Enrolment Registry<br />
  11. 11. Quality and Leadreship for Romanian Higher Education<br />Project’s streams:<br /><ul><li>Vision “Romanian Higher Education 2025”
  12. 12. Nurture the foresight community by:</li></ul>Improving foresight capabilities in Romanian Higher Education<br />Integrating in the international foresight community<br /><ul><li>Methodology for the differentiation of universities
  13. 13. International conference “Future of the Higher Education in a Knowledge and Creative Society” (2011)</li></li></ul><li>Nurturing the foresight community <br />Bucharest dialogues<br />12 Mutual Learning Workshops:<br />“System thinking”(Sept. 2009) <br />“Scenario development” (Nov. 2009) <br />“Foresight as change management tool”<br />“Transnational foresight” <br />“Integratingfuturesmethodologies”<br />“Foresight in university” <br />“Expert opinion” <br />“Crazy futures“<br />“Future of knowledge” <br />“Vision Building” <br />“Jointly Shaping and Launching the ForWiki”<br />
  14. 14. Doctorate in Universities of Excellence<br />Objectives<br /><ul><li>Develop, pilot and implement a methodology for the assessment of the quality of university scientific research
  15. 15. Develop a methodology for an Program of Excellence in the Romanian universities;
  16. 16. Increase the editorial capacity of the Romanian Scientific Journal;
  17. 17. Develop the capacity of young doctoral students in scientific authorship </li></li></ul><li>Doctoral Studies in Romania <br />Doctoral education as a priority<br />1. Main objective<br />From a dominantly academic enterprise to relating it more to the high research performances and to the world of economy and professions<br />2. End-result<br />Defining a national strategy for the development of doctoral education<br />
  18. 18. Improving University Management<br />1. Main aim<br />Improving university management, by establishing and implementing a viable, adequate and updated training system for university representatives and decision makers at various levels, in order to increase efficiency and leadership in higher education.<br />2. Objectives<br /><ul><li>Strengthening of intra and inter-university co-operation, and with other interested actors, in order to develop an efficient system for higher education management
  19. 19. Improvement of managerial decision making capacity by training the personnel in management positions from higher education institutions
  20. 20. Development of human capital in universities, by creating a virtual knowledge and communication platform in order to support future training activities, customised for each decision making university level</li></li></ul><li>Partner institutions<br />CC Cluj<br />Coordinator<br />CC Iasi<br />UEFISCSU<br />CC Sibiu<br />CC Constanta<br />CC Timisoara<br />CC Bucuresti <br />CC Bucuresti<br />Partner institutions<br />
  21. 21. National Student Enrollment Registry<br />1. Main aim<br />Development of an integrated system at national level to include all the participants in the Romanian Higher Education System<br />2. Objectives <br /><ul><li>improving the administrative management in the Romanian Higher Education System
  22. 22. strengthening the role of universities in meeting the demands of both society and labour market.
  23. 23. providing the necessary support for the policies and strategies in the public domain.</li>

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