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Uploaded on Feb 17, 2012

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University of Bucharest 

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Today is Theme Day at the City Daily Photo community, a monthly event that happens the first day of every month, when all participating blogs will post a picture that relates to the theme day’s description. Today’s theme is: Statues. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

I had great plans for this theme day. I was to go and photograph some statues that would fit in both with theme day and with the May Day aka International Workers’ Day (which celebrates the legal establishment of the 8-hour working day, something that we today hold as a given but which wasn’t always so). I know a few statues in Bucharest that can be used to express both these ideas. But … I got stuck in the house with a bad cold so instead of what I planned I’m giving you Atlas, sitting among flowers in Cişmigiu Park. The only thing I’m not sure about is if this qualifies as a statue or it’s better defined as a sculpture.

The University in Bucharest is one of the most important universities in Romania and in the South-East of Europe. During its 148 years of existence, the University of Bucharest has gained solid national and international prestige, being the first Romanian academic institution in the top 600 universities in the world.
The University of Bucharest covers the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences. UB offers numerous study programs, for all cycles and forms of organized university training, as well as numerous other higher postgraduate programmes, and programmes for professional re-conversion and enhancement. The international programmes such as ERASMUS, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius and the, 300 constant partnerships have contributed to constant growing of educational standards and to many FP7 projects and ‘Life Long Learning’. All programs are accredited or authorized. The degrees granted by the University of Bucharest are recognized in most countries in the world.
Since the 1990s, the University of Bucharest has undergone a complex process of revival, setting up new faculties, reorganizing the higher education field, redefining priorities for the institutional development, both at a national level and at an international one. In 2000, the University of Bucharest comprised 18 faculties and over 20,000 students. Currently, the University of Bucharest comprises 19 faculties and 2 autonomous departments and over 30,000 students of which approximately 35% are enrolled in the master's and doctoral programs. The University of Bucharest is one of the most important research centers in the country, currently comprising over 50 institutes, departments, research centers, and 5 research platforms.
In 2000, the University of Bucharest was awarded the Diploma of Excellence by the Ministry of Education. In 2007, the survey conducted by the newspaper "The Times Higher Education Supplement" placed the University of Bucharest in its TOP 500, the UB being the only university in the country included in this classification.
The ranking process of the universities generated, in the next stage, the ranking of the study programs. The main study fields at the University of Bucharest were ranked in 2011 as follows:

• Category A: Business Administration, Social Care, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Law, Philology, Philosophy, Physics, Geography, Geology, Geological Engineering, Computer Acience, History, Mathematics, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Education Sciences, Communication Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Political Science, Theology;

• Category B: Administrative Sciences, Psychology, Marketing.
In the University Charter, approved in July 2011, the University of Bucharest is declaired an advanced research and education institution, whose mission of training, research and social development defines the institutional functionality within a national and European context. The mission of the UB will be analyzed along its components: education, scientific research, management, administration and infrastructure, social development programs.

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  • The Faculty of Biology

  • The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

  • The Faculty of Physics

  • The Faculty of Orthodox Theology

  • The Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences

  • The Faculty of Chemistry

  • The Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences

  • The Faculty of Geography

  • The Faculty of Baptist Theology

  • The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures

  • The Faculty of Law

  • The Faculty of Sociology and Social Care

  • The Faculty of Geology and Geophysics

  • The Faculty of Business and Administration

  • Faculty of Roman-Catholic Theology

  • The Faculty of Letters

Do you want to study in a country which has a bit of everything – sandy beaches, wild forests, medieval castles and… vampires? That last one is a joke, but if you fancy all the rest, then maybe consider studying in Romania. This diverse country is full of historic interest, beautiful natural landscapes, friendly people, and a rich combination of European cultures. And, while vampires didn’t really exist here, those with an interest in the field may join the throngs of tourists keen to visit sites such as Bran Castle, considered the real-life inspiration for the spooky home of Bram Stocker’s Dracula.

Universities in Romania

There are 49 public and eight private universities in Romania. Undergraduate courses last three years for sciences, humanities, social and economic, law, political science, fine arts and sport; four years for technological sciences, engineering, agriculture and forestry; and six years for general medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and architecture. Master’s courses last for two years. Higher education institutions in Romania consist of universities, institutes, academies, conservatories and university colleges.

Four universities in Romania feature in the QS World University Rankings 2014/15. These are:

University of Bucharest

The University of Bucharestis the second-oldest higher education institution in the country and the highest-ranked in the global tables. Established in 1864, the university is currently ranked among the top 700 universities in the world. It is home to approximately 32,000 students and 1,300 academic staff. The University of Bucharest has 18 faculties, covering a broad spectrum of subjects. It cooperates with over 50 higher education institutions in 40 countries, and participates in programs such asErasmus Mundus, Lingua, Leonardo da Vinci, Tempus and others, which promote international collaboration in higher education.

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University

The oldest Romanian university, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, was established back in 1860 by Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza. It is one of the most respected universities in Romania, and features in the latest QS World University Rankings among the world’s top 800 universities. It teaches about 26,000 students at its campus in Iași. When founded, the university had only three faculties – Philosophy, Law and Theology – but has significantly developed, establishing 12 more. The university is a member of some of the most prominent international higher education networks, including the Coimbra Group and the Utrecht Network.

Babes-Bolyai University

Babes-Bolyai Universityis the largest Romanian higher education institution. It was established in 1919, but underwent a profound process of transformation in 1959. The institution teaches about 40,000 students, of which more than 700 are international students. Babes-Bolyai University also features among the world’s top 800 universities. Named after prominent Romanian scientist Victor Babeș and Hungarian mathematician János Bolyai, it is a leading research university with 21 faculties. The higher education institution offers courses in Romanian, Hungarian, German, English and French.

West University of Timisoara

The fourth Romanian university which ranks among the world’s top 800 is the West University of Timisoara. Established in 1962, it is the youngest of Romania’s internationally ranked institutions. The university is organized in 11 faculties, teaching courses in Mathematics and Informatics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History, Theology, Psychology, Economics, Arts, Physical Education, Politics, Philosophy and Law. One of the most notable alumni of the university is Herta Müller, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2009.

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List of universities in Romania

1 Public institutions of higher education

2 Private institutions of higher education

2.1 Accredited

2.2 Temporarily authorised to function

2.3 Temporarily authorised to function and undergoing accreditation

3 Former universities

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MOOCs Supply and Demand

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have opened new doors for free online learning that lends itself well to ICT-related subjects. Meanwhile, employers seek candidates with relevant web skills. The Supply and Demand of MOOCs Infographic shows what skills are most in demand and what MOOCs are available that teach those skills, based on the results of a study conducted by the European Commission.

Top skills employers are looking for:

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Romania – Mapping the need for TVET graduates in times of crisis

In 2011, the National Centre for the Development of Technical and Vocational Training (CNDIPT) in partnership with the National Research Institute for Labour and Social Protection (INCSMPS) undertook an employer survey on skills needs as part of the Anticipating skills needs for 2013 study, financed within the ESF project Matching the educational supply of vocational and professional training with the labour market demand (POSDRU/55/1.1/S/37932).

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Telsiai Education Centre - Coach in VET (Vocational Education Training)

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LLP Leonardo da Vinci Partnership

Name of institution in national language: Telšiu švietimo centras
Name of institution in English: Telsiai Education Centre
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Partnership title in English: Coach in VET (Vocational Education Training)
Partnership year: 2008-08-01 - 2010-07-31
Participating countries: Austria, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey
Status in partnership: Partner

Partnership summary:
The main aim of the project "Coach in VET (Vocational Education Training)" was to develop guidelines for the tool coaching in VET and to make them accessible to the systems in the partner countries. Eleven European organisations cooperate with the respective national networks in order to create a web-based tool for the knowledge management device Coach in VET. This tool, available for download or on CD, will enable VET managers, practitioners, and professionals to optimise their own professional development and their learners' individual professional skills in a quicker and more satisfying manner. [Unedited text.]

Partnership results and impact:
During the implementation of the project the handbook "Coach in VET" was created. This is the main outcome of the project. It contains information about the theoretical background of the topic and many methods that can be used in coaching processes in VET. The website of the project was established. It contains general information about the project, methods that can be used in coaching processes in VET, presentations about the theoretical background from the partner organisations, minutes from the project meetings and learners' diaries from participants. The handbook "Coach in VET" is also available for downloading on the website. In addition the "Coach in VET" CD was produced, which include the web-based tool "Coach in VET" and the handbook. The partnership projects had very significant or high impact on learners, staff, organisation and local community. The learners increased vocational, language skills and motivation, improved knowledge about partner countries and cultures. Furthermore, the projects had impact on the improvement of staff project management, training, language, ICT skills and, motivation. The project had an impact on the participating organisation as well. The projects had significant impact on the improvement of the cooperation among staff, the changes to the curriculum/training programme, increase of support of the organisation's management. The project impact on the local community was the improvement of cooperation with other local organisations and support and participation of other local players. [Unedited text.]

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