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See detailBeyond the stereotypes of generations X, Y and Z: higher education for democratic innovation and enhancing citizens’ engagement
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in Bergan, Sjur; Gallagher, Tony; Harkavy, Ira (Eds.) Higher education for democratic innovation (2016)

Democracy, as well as human rights and the rule of law, constitute core European values. However, they are continuously challenged by socio-political and economic realities all around the world, with ... [more ▼]

Democracy, as well as human rights and the rule of law, constitute core European values. However, they are continuously challenged by socio-political and economic realities all around the world, with Europe no exception. How can democracy be preserved when it results in elected governments limiting democratic rights and liberties for the sake of security or financial stability? How can human rights be preserved when societies are faced with terrorist threats or when national economies are tested by immigration pressures? Is rule of law guaranteed when those elected to uphold democratic principles – members of parliament and city councils – are either prisoners of interest groups or, as in the case of certain countries, try to use their status to escape legal investigation on charges of corruption? These are the dilemmas that citizens belonging to several generations are facing. Higher education is increasingly expected to prepare future graduates for solving them. Starting from the assumption that higher education institutions should now involve a much wider range of learners than before through lifelong learning programmes, the differences between how different generations learn become very important to calibrate educational experiences and facilitate inter-generational dialogue. This contribution illustrates some of these differences and discusses some ways in which they could be taken into account in designing higher education for democratic societies. [less ▲]

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See detailInternationalization of Higher Education—What Can Research Add to the Policy Debate?
de Wit, Hans; Deca, Ligia UL; Hunter, Fiona

in Curaj, Adrian; Matei, Liviu; Pricopie, Remus (Eds.) et al The European Higher Education Area - Between Critical Reflections and Future Policies (2015)

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See detailChallenges for Romanian Higher Education
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in International Higher Education (2015), 1(82/ Fall),

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See detailGovernance in the Romanian Higher Education System
Deca, Ligia UL; Haj, Mihai Cezar

in Leadership and Governance in Higher Education (2015)

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See detailBologna Process Implementation in Romania: Policy Implementation Lessons
Alexe, Daniela; Deca, Ligia UL; Haj, Mihai Cezar

in Journal of the European Higher Education Area (2015)

Romania is one of the signatories of the Bologna Process Declaration in 1999.Following this decision, Romania made efforts for the alignment of its higher education system to the objectives and the ... [more ▼]

Romania is one of the signatories of the Bologna Process Declaration in 1999.Following this decision, Romania made efforts for the alignment of its higher education system to the objectives and the policies promoted by the Bologna Process. In this process different action lines have received different attention, as the understanding of the policy problems and the national priorities were not always in line with the EHEA ministerial agreements. The current article looks at the main commitments Romania has made within the Bologna Process by analysing the overall national implementation, the associated funding policies and institutional practices. The article focuses on three Bologna Process action lines: social dimension, quality assurance and internationalization of higher education, due to their complexity (beyond legal changes), impact at the grassroots level and their various understandings by the stakeholder community. The article ends with a short overview of the policy lessons that can be drawn regarding Bologna Process and its national translation for other countries which found themselves in policy transitions in the past two decades. [less ▲]

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See detailHigher Education Reforms in Romania. Between the Bologna Process and National Challenges
Curaj, Adrian; Deca, Ligia UL; Egron-Polak, Eva et al

Book published by Springer (2015)

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See detailInternationalisation of higher education - Romania
Deca, Ligia UL; Fit, Cristina Ramona

in de Wit, Hans; Hunter, Fiona; Howard, Laura (Eds.) et al Internationalisation of higher education (2015)

A study on the understanding of Internationalisation of Higher Education in the European context, based on two surveys, an analysis of the role of digital learning, ten national reports from Europe and ... [more ▼]

A study on the understanding of Internationalisation of Higher Education in the European context, based on two surveys, an analysis of the role of digital learning, ten national reports from Europe and seven from outside Europe. The study (IP/B/CULT/IC/2014-002) results in conclusions and recommendations on the future of Internationalisation of Higher Education in Europe, based on the national reports and a Delphi process among experts in international higher education. Chapter on Romania [less ▲]

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See detailInternationalisation of higher education in Romanian national and institutional contexts
Deca, Ligia UL; Fit, Cristina; Egron Polak, Eva

in Salmi, Jamil; Egron Polak, Eva; Curaj, Adrian (Eds.) et al Romania. Between the Bologna Process and National Challenges/ Priorities (2014)

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See detailInternational norms in the reform of Romanian higher education: a discursive analysis
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in European Journal of Higher Education (2014)

Higher education systems in Central and Eastern Europe have faced numerous challenges in their transitions following the collapse of totalitarian regimes in 1989–1990. Romania, as a country that is ... [more ▼]

Higher education systems in Central and Eastern Europe have faced numerous challenges in their transitions following the collapse of totalitarian regimes in 1989–1990. Romania, as a country that is representative of the specificities of this particular region, as well as a relatively new member of the European Union, is a privileged site for understanding how external pressures influenced policy changes in light of its openness to European reintegration. By focusing on three phases of policy change corresponding broadly to three major legal transformations, this paper will observe when, why and by whom the international influences were strategically used in Romanian public discourse on higher education reform. Finally, a balance sheet will be drawn across the two decades of higher education reforms in Romania, which is meant to provide insights into wider problematics of reform, Europeanization and internationalization in situations of transition and peripherality. [less ▲]

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See detailInternationalisation in Romanian higher education: between the race for rankings and re-building historical partnerships
Deca, Ligia UL

in EAIE Conference Conversation Starter 3: Stepping into a new era: New voices and perspectives on Central and Eastern European higher education (2014)

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See detailEvidence-Basing the Future of the EHEA
Deca, Ligia UL; Curaj, Adrian; Haj, Mihai Cezar et al

in Journal of the European Higher Education Area (2014), (3),

The EHEA has been launched in 2010 with the wider goal of ensuring more comparable, compatible and coherent systems of higher education in Europe. This initiative, deemed by many observers as one of the ... [more ▼]

The EHEA has been launched in 2010 with the wider goal of ensuring more comparable, compatible and coherent systems of higher education in Europe. This initiative, deemed by many observers as one of the most successful regional cooperation process in the field of higher education policies, relies on soft-coordination mechanisms grounded on the principle of evidence-based policy making (Deca, 2013). The present article aims at illustrating the way in which European level policy decisions have so far been grounded on evidence, while making the case for potential additional tools that could contribute to achieving the EHEA goals: data analytics, semantic analysis and ‘big data’ approaches. [less ▲]

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See detailThe discursive uses of the Bologna Process in Romanian Higher Education reform
Deca, Ligia UL

Scientific Conference (2013, June 20)

Since its inception in Sorbonne (2008), the Bologna Process or part of its action lines have been ‘framed’ in different ways in national contexts by various actors, in order to legitimize the change in ... [more ▼]

Since its inception in Sorbonne (2008), the Bologna Process or part of its action lines have been ‘framed’ in different ways in national contexts by various actors, in order to legitimize the change in higher education brought about with the pretext of the adherence to this voluntary intergovernmental initiative. The present paper seeks to contribute to better understanding the way in which the Bologna Process appears in the Romanian public discourse of various actors, across more than a decade since the first European Higher Education Area ministerial meeting (1999). Attention will be paid to when, why and by whom the Bologna Process and other international influences were used in the Romanian public discourse. The conclusions of the paper will analyse the level of discursive Europeanisation in Romanian higher education between 1999-2012, problematising the manner in which the ‘external constraint’ represented by the process is used (or opposed) as a strategic resource in the domestic arena. [less ▲]

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See detailThe European Higher Education Area – going the ‘whole nine yards’ with the Bologna Process or charting new territories?
Deca, Ligia UL

in Journal of the European Higher Education Area (2013), 1

The official launch of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) in 2010, by ministers responsible for higher education in 47 European countries, raised public expectations and prompted a series of ... [more ▼]

The official launch of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) in 2010, by ministers responsible for higher education in 47 European countries, raised public expectations and prompted a series of questions, especially from the wider public and the specialised press, regarding the impacts and future relevance of the Bologna Process. This article starts with an overview of how the process is seen from a variety of disciplinary views. It then provides a critical reflection on the evolution of the Bologna Process, from the point of view of what is largely deemed by the EHEA policy and practice community as achievements and challenges. The final aim of the article is to provide a possible answer to the question of whether the launch of the European Higher Education Area and the political call for its consolidation are mainly about realising the existing Bologna Process objectives or whether the newly established EHEA is increasingly seen as a political forum for European policy cooperation in higher education, which would impose some minimum requirements on the members, but also increasingly include ‘non-traditional’ topics for the Bologna Process, such as governance, funding etc. The political discourse in the latest EHEA Bucharest Communiqué is finally analysed in order to support this main question. [less ▲]

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See detailMaking students active partners in the internationalisation efforts of higher education institutions
Deca, Ligia UL

in Internationalisation of Higher Education (2010), 7

The institutional capacity to attain an international profile seems to be the standard by which con-temporary institutional leaders are judged. This article aims at capturing the student view on the ... [more ▼]

The institutional capacity to attain an international profile seems to be the standard by which con-temporary institutional leaders are judged. This article aims at capturing the student view on the internationalisation of higher education, stressing the opportunities, threats and challenges, while making a case for student involvement as a key element in designing and implementing successful internationalisation strategies at institutional level. The article’s viewpoint is based on the author’s two years of experience as Chairperson of the European Students’ Union, a one-year mandate as President of the National Alliance of Students Organisations in Romania and as a student in a uni-versity with a clear internationalisation commitment – the Constanta Maritime University. Some of the views presented in the article were voiced at the 2009 European University Association Autumn Conference in Giessen. [less ▲]

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See detailTranslating converging competences into the reality of teaching, learning and research and life at higher education institutions
Deca, Ligia UL

in Bergan, Sjur; Damian, Radu (Eds.) Higher education for modern societies: competences and values (2010)

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See detailStudent Freedom in University Life
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in Calzoari, Pier Ugo (Ed.) Past, Present and Future of the Magna Charta Universitatum. Proceedings of the Conference of the Magna Charta Observatory (2009, June)

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