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UNIVERSITATEA DUNAREA DE JOS DIN GALATI

The University “Dunărea de Jos” of Galati (UDJG) is a public university located in Galaţi, România. UDJG was founded as University of Galaţi in 1974 by merging the Polytechnic Institute and the College of Education of Galaţi. The Polytechnic Institute arose from the Naval and Mechanic Engineering Institute, founded already in 1951, and the later included Institute of Fish Breeding and Fishing from Constanţa and the Institute for Food Industry from Bucharest. In 1991, the UDJG received its actual name.

UDJG is a well-established higher education institution in the southeast of Romania of high regional relevance. The traditional disciplines in the technical field (land development, ship-building, food industry and fishery, mechanical, automotive, electrical and environmental engineering) are still the strong areas of the institution. UDJG is structured in 15 Faculties with 56 Departments and 24 Research Centres. In the academic year 2012/13 UDJG had 13430 students at all three levels of Bachelor, Master and PhD.  The University offers 78 Bachelor programmes (some delivered as distance programmes), 67 Master programmes (some of these offered in English or French language) in varions technical, humanistic, economic, health and artistic fields and PhD studies in 12 scientific areas, organized in doctoral schools for technical studies and social sciences.

The University “Dunărea de Jos” of Galati (UDJG) is a public university located in Galaţi, România. UDJG was founded as University of Galaţi in 1974 by merging the Polytechnic Institute and the College of Education of Galaţi. The Polytechnic Institute arose from the Naval and Mechanic Engineering Institute, founded already in 1951, and the later included Institute of Fish Breeding and Fishing from Constanţa and the Institute for Food Industry from Bucharest. In 1991, the UDJG received its actual name.

UDJG is a well-established higher education institution in the southeast of Romania of high regional relevance. The traditional disciplines in the technical field (land development, ship-building, food industry and fishery, mechanical, automotive, electrical and environmental engineering) are still the strong areas of the institution. UDJG is structured in 15 Faculties with 56 Departments and 24 Research Centres. In the academic year 2012/13 UDJG had 13430 students at all three levels of Bachelor, Master and PhD.  The University offers 78 Bachelor programmes (some delivered as distance programmes), 67 Master programmes (some of these offered in English or French language) in varions technical, humanistic, economic, health and artistic fields and PhD studies in 12 scientific areas, organized in doctoral schools for technical studies and social sciences. Until 1990, some of UDJGs engineering programmes were unique in Romania and are still serving as a reference for other universities. The main campus of UDJG is located in Galaţi. There are two additional campuses, one in Braila, and the other in the Republic of Moldova. The visited buildings in Galaţi were all in good or even excellent state. They provide excellent facilities and equipment (partially co-financed by EU funds) for its researchers and students.

From a geographical and historical perspective, UDJG is located in a favorable location with easy access from neighboring countries such as Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Moldova, etc. There is only one real competitor in higher education in the Galaţi area – the private “Danubius” University – offering study programmes in the fields of law, economy and communication sciences.

The main financial resources of the University come from the government. Major sources of own income are taxes and research money. In October 2012 UDJG had 673 tenured professors and 57 research assistants. In addition 372 teaching positions were listed as non-occupied. The total number of teaching staff was about 1140 complemented by about 250 administrative staff.

The Rector together with five Vice-Rectors and a person in charge of the PhD-studies is responsible for the daily management of the University. The Senate is composed of 60 teachers and 20 students and has according to the Law of National Education 2011 the duty to monitor and control the activity of the executive management and to approve proposals by the management.

To increase institutional performance in terms of modernization and internationalization, University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati has a strategy focused on: developing international collaboration with universities, research and development institutions or international academic organizations, based on inter-institutional agreements; increasing the number of staff and student mobility; affiliation to academic organizations and/or international scientific societies; participation in international research and cultural programs; participation in international competitions.

University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati ensures mentoring and adequate support to its mobile staff and students for a fair preparation of their mobility periods. Preparation of student mobility concerns differences between partner institutions and/or enterprises and particular aspects regarding traditions, cultural and linguistic challenges. The preparation consists of meetings and discussion with former mobile staff and students. Language preparation is a crucial element to ensure success in mobility outcomes and it will be evaluated during selection process. Students and staff are closely supported and mentored regarding the preparation of their mobility.

To increase the number and quality students and staff, our institution is attracting the best students, academics and researchers from outside the EU by developing new forms of cross-border cooperation and attractive curricula.

Mobility of teaching and non-teaching staff is encouraged and supported to increase the number and quality of this mobility. Staff exchanges, both for teaching and training, ensure continue improvement of staff activity as well as improvement of curricula to current and emerging labour market needs and increasing employability and entrepreneurship of the graduating students.

Cooperation between University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati and its EU and non-EU partners is based on inter-institutional agreements that foresee activities and mobility of staff and students.

To organize and implement EU and non-EU cooperation projects, University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati is establishing first the objectives for its participation, assuming the role it intends to play and the results which it expects to achieve. The foreseen results of participation in cooperation projects assume to be sustainable and balanced to lead to future development of our university international involvement and visibility. University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati makes decisions regarding the strategies partnerships taking into accounts both prestigious universities and partners from geographical and subject area priorities.

Mobility activities are focused mainly on staff and students in the first and second cycle due to their more general curricula and existing opportunities for study and work placement. To improve student mobility, in terms of quality and number, continuing improvement of curricula is undertaken. Curricula are adapted to the need of labor market, by increasing professional skills based on national qualification frameworks. Since the national qualification frameworks are linked to the European Qualifications Framework, which are based on learning outcomes, improvement of curricula leads to the continue increasing of the employability and entrepreneurship at local, regional and European level. To encourage the student mobility, clear procedures for recognizing learning and work placement gained abroad are set out based on ECTS and Diploma Supplement. University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati is issuing the Diploma Supplement to its graduating students, in which recognized learning and/or traineeship activities undertaken during the student’s mobility period and location of these mobility activities are listed.

For the third cycle students, participation in joint degree ensures the recognition of doctoral studies in both countries of the two partners.