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The University of Alicante promotes cooperation with Romania through the Minerva Project

Universities, academic institutions and the Romanian government make up this initiative in search for scientific and research development

The agreement provides for the exchange of lecturers, researchers and students, as well as the development of joint projects or joint supervision of doctoral programmes


Alicante, 24 September 2015

The University of Alicante signed on Friday a collaboration agreement with the Minerva Project of Romania with the aim of promoting cooperation in favour of the internationalisation of research and joint projects.

The agreement was signed by presidents of the universities of Alicante and Oradea, Manuel Palomar and Constantin Bungau respectively, with the aim of cooperating in favour of the internationalisation of scientific research and the qualitative growth of joint activities, promoting the mobility of lecturers, researchers and students and encouraging joint research projects as well as the joint supervision of doctoral works.

UA president stressed the relevance of working in the line of internationalisation, providing opportunities worldwide from Alicante, as is now the case of Romania, a country with which we already have good relations with common projects and this agreement will provide a boost for the benefit of both parties.

University of Oradea president Constantin Bungau, on behalf of the Minerva Project, welcomed the willingness of the University of Alicante and expressed hope that the agreement signed will serve to  strengthen ties and yield positive results.

Along with Bungau, the event was attended by Marian Tiplic, Vice President for Studies at Lucian Blaga University and Alexandru Simon, from the Romanian Academy.

The Minerva network is made up by several institutions and Romanian universities such as the Romanian Academy, the Romanian Institute of History, the universities of Oradea and Lucian Blaga and the Romanian government itself and it answers the principles required by structural European programmes such as Horizon 20120. It aims at improving doctoral schools and their gradual transformation into centres of excellence, promoting internationalisation through the development of a cooperative university network, research institutes and firms to boost productive research, transnational mobility, free movement of researchers and the elimination of legal and fiscal obstacles to the development of cooperative research. 



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