Quality of Life in University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest Campus: Professors’ Perception

  • 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)


A university campus can be considered similar to a miniature urban space. The residents’ moral and intellectual features are the main differences between the two spaces. Studies on job burnout suggest that the work environment, life and work satisfaction have a great influence on the quality of work performed. As the quality of education offered in University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB) is extremely important, this article aims to assess the quality of life in campus as it is perceived by professors in the University; we also intend to identify the aspects that can be improved, in order to obtain even better results regarding teaching and research activity. The study was carried out using a self-administered questionnaire, which was sent to UPB professors via email. We analyze their answers and discuss the results obtained. As a conclusion we calculate the Quality of Life Index for Professors IQoLP, and detect the issues that need to be addressed, as they have a negative influence on their performance.


University campus Index Quality of life Professors’ perception 



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.Economics Department, Faculty of Entrepreneurship, Business Engineering and ManagementUniversity POLITEHNICA of BucharestBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Department of Statistics and EconometricsThe Bucharest University of Economic StudiesBucharestRomania
  3. 3.Theory of Mechanisms and Robots Department, Faculty of Engineering and Management of Technological SystemsUniversity POLITEHNICA of BucharestBucharestRomania

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