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Higher Education Reforms in Romania

Between the Bologna Process and National Challenges

  • Provides a comprehensive snap-shot of the current debates in higher education in Romania, as well as the future policy solutions

  • Includes chapters which encompass both an empirical research dimension and a set of concrete policy recommendations

  • Valuable for higher education systems with similar characteristics in Europe and beyond

  • Includes supplementary material:

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi
  2. The Role of Impact Evaluation in Evidence-Based HE Policy Making: The Contribution of Transparency Tools

    • Lucian Ciolan, Mihai Păunescu, Ciprian Fartuşnic, Romiţă Iucu, Călin Hintea
    Pages 25-42Open Access
  3. Why Do Romanian Universities Fail to Internalize Quality Assurance?

    • Koen Geven, Oana Sârbu, Robert Santa, Adina Maricuţ, Norbert Sabic
    Pages 43-61Open Access
  4. Equity from an Institutional Perspective in the Romanian Higher Education System

    • Jamil Salmi, Cezar Mihai Hâj, Daniela Alexe
    Pages 63-86Open Access
  5. Internationalisation of Higher Education in Romanian National and Institutional Contexts

    • Ligia Deca, Eva Egron-Polak, Cristina Ramona Fiţ
    Pages 127-147Open Access
  6. The Quest for Quality in Higher Education: Is There Any Place Left for Equity and Access?

    • Gabriel-Alexandru Vîiu, Adrian Miroiu
    Pages 173-189Open Access
  7. Erratum to: Why Do Romanian Universities Fail to Internalize Quality Assurance?

    • Koen Geven, Adina Maricuţ, Norbert Sabic, Robert Santa, Oana Sârbu
    Pages E1-E1Open Access

About this book

Romania is an active player in various international higher education areas, while undergoing a  series of higher education reforms within its national framework. The Higher Education Evidence Based Policy Making: a necessary premise for progress in Romania project was implemented by the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI) in the timeframe February 2012 – February 2014, being co-financed by the European Social Fund through the Operational Programme “Administrative Capacity Development”. The project aimed to increase the capacity of public administration for evidence-based policy making in the field of higher education, while focusing on good practices at international level and impact assessment.

With the contribution of the national and international experts, the project has generated a number of analysis and studies on the existing higher education public policies (quality assurance, internationalisation, equity, data collection, the Bologna Process, financing of higher education). Based on the results of the project, the book will reunite a number of policy research articles which would tap into the innovative aspects of the project's activities and provide a concise overview of what good practices can be drawn from the empirical research conducted in this project. The book will therefore aim to improve the information on Romanian higher education reforms, as well as on the concrete evidence-based policy proposals which could be transformed into future policy solutions in the Romanian higher education system.


  • Evidence-based policy making
  • Higher education in Romania
  • Higher education public policies
  • Higher education reforms
  • International higher education arena

Editors and Affiliations

  • SNSPA, UNESCO Chair on Science and Innovation Policies, Bucuresti, Romania

    Adrian Curaj

  • University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

    Ligia Deca

  • Secretary General, Int Association of Universities (IAU), Paris, France

    Eva Egron-Polak

  • Global Tertiary Education Expert, Bogota, Colombia

    Jamil Salmi

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Higher Education Reforms in Romania

  • Book Subtitle: Between the Bologna Process and National Challenges

  • Editors: Adrian Curaj, Ligia Deca, Eva Egron-Polak, Jamil Salmi

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2015

  • License: CC BY-NC

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-08053-6

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-36298-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-08054-3

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VI, 227

  • Number of Illustrations: 8 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Higher Education, Educational Policy and Politics, International and Comparative Education

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)