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Improvement of the Quality of Life in the University “Politehnica” of Bucharest Campus: A Problem Detection Study Approach

  • Corina-Ionela Dumitrescu
  • Beatrice Leuștean
  • Ioana-Ruxandra Lie
  • Răzvan-Mihai Dobrescu
  • Viorel Vulturescu
Conference paper
Part of the Eurasian Studies in Business and Economics book series (EBES, volume 10/1)

Abstract

Based on the idea that the quality of campus spaces influences the quality of the educational and research processes within it, we have conducted a study in order to assess the students’ and professors’ perception on the quality of life in the campus of University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB). The aim of this article is to compute a general index showing the quality of life perceived by professor and students together, to identify the aspects that need improvement the most, and to suggest ideas to make those changes. Our analysis is based on the results obtained from self-administered questionnaires, and also, on a problem detection study (PDS) approach in order to rank the most important problems found. The results show there is a medium level of satisfaction regarding the quality of life in the UPB campus. Room space, urban furniture, recreational options, insufficient promotion of ERASMUS programs, and the decision making process are some of the most important aspects that need to change, from the point of view of students and professors. We conclude with our main findings and solutions offered and we present our ideas to further address the issues regarding the quality of life in campus.

Keywords

University campus Index Quality of life Problem detection study 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This work has been funded by University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, through the “Excellence Research Grants” Program, UPB—GEX. Identifier: UPB—EXCELENȚĂ—2016 Evaluarea calităţii vieţii în campusul universitar şi identificarea modalităţilor de îmbunătăţire a acesteia/Quality of Life Evaluation within the University Campus and the Ways to Improve It, Contract number 58/26.09.2016, code 213, DM591604.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Corina-Ionela Dumitrescu
    • 1
  • Beatrice Leuștean
    • 1
  • Ioana-Ruxandra Lie
    • 2
  • Răzvan-Mihai Dobrescu
    • 1
  • Viorel Vulturescu
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Entrepreneurship, Economics Department, Business Engineering and ManagementUniversity POLITEHNICA of BucharestBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Department of Statistics and EconometricsThe Bucharest University of Economic StudiesBucharestRomania
  3. 3.Faculty of Engineering and Management of Technological Systems, Theory of Mechanisms and Robots DepartmentUniversity POLITEHNICA of BucharestBucharestRomania

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