Job competition – Oral examination schedule and locations

The next stage of the job competition will take place on Friday, October 28, starting with 9am, in room 702 (UVT), respectively room 207 (UB).

All questions and suggestions will be forwarded to

09:00 – 09:15 Dodiță Alexandra Timișoara, UVT, room 702
09:15 – 09:30 Botgros Vlad Timișoara, UVT, room 702
09:30 – 10:00 Gologan Delia București, UB, 207, 2nd floor, Faculty of History
Job competition – Oral examination schedule and locations

Job competition – Results of the written tests

Following the evaluation of the essays submitted by the candidates, the evaluation committee has established the following results:

Dodiță Alexandra Passed
Botgros Vlad Passed
Gologan Delia Passed

All  questions and suggestions will be forwarded to

Job competition – Results of the written tests

Job competition calendar (Oct.- Nov. 2016)

Calendar of the competition:

17 September 2016 – 17 October 2016 – receiving the applications
17 October – application deadline
17-22  October-selecting eligible applications
23 October – publishing the list of eligible applications
25 October – written test (10:00-12:00)
25 October – publishing the results of the written tests
26 October– receiving appeals regarding the evaluations
27 October – reviewing the appeals and publishing the results
28 October – interviews (09:00-10:00)
28 October – publishing the results of the interviews
28 – 31 October – receiving appeals regarding the evaluations
1 November – reviewing the appeals
2 November – publishing the final results

Interviews timetable

09:00 – 09:15 Dodiță Alexandra Timișoara, UVT, 701
09:15 – 09:30 Botgros Vlad Timișoara, UVT, 701
09:30 – 10:00 Gologan Delia București, UB

Committe of evaluation:
csIII dr. Viorel Proteasa
conf. univ. dr. Liviu Andreescu
lect.dr. Matei Gheboianu

Vlad Petcu

Committee of appeal: 
prof. univ. dr. Marian Zulean
prof. univ. dr. Robert D. Reisz
conf.dr. Ciprian Pânzaru

Vlad Petcu

All applications, questions and suggestions will be forwarded to

Job competition calendar (Oct.- Nov. 2016)

Call for Contributions – Bucharest, 18-19 November, 2016

International Conference

(Bucharest, 18-19 November, 2016)


Call for Contributions

The second half of the 20thcentury was a period of significant expansion of secondary and tertiary education throughout the world. The number of students grew exponentially, the institutional landscape of higher education diversified, the share of university graduates on the labor market became more significant than ever before, and their impact on the overall economic performance of various societies also increased. Europe played a significant part in this global success story. On both sides of the Iron Curtain, there was a strong relationship between the dynamics of economic development and the expansion of higher education. Nevertheless, systemic framework conditions mattered. In socialist command-systems higher education was part of centralized planning and, in principle, it was shaped to fit the requirements of the economy. In the more liberal systems prevailing in Western Europe, the connection between higher education and the economy was less one-sided, as the universities had more say in the configuration of professionalization patterns. The aim of the conference is to provide a fresh look at the complex relationship between the contribution of higher education to human capital formation, the functioning of professional structures in various social systems across Europe since the end of World War II, and the dynamics of student movements in the context of changing institutional settings.

The conference is linked to the following research projects, all financed by Romania’s National Research Programme (PN-II): Economic Planning, Higher Education, and the Accumulation of Human Capital in Romania during Communism (1948-1989)[1] (PN-II-ID-PCE-2011-3-0476), TURNING GLOBAL. Socialist Experts during the Cold War (1960s-1980s)[2] (PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-0335), and From Corporatism to Diversity: A Neo­institutionalist Study of Representative Student Organizations in Postcommunist Romania[3], (PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2296).

The main topics on which we expect contributions are:

  1. Drivers and institutional frameworks for the expansion of higher education
  2. Professionalization patterns – national and international contexts
  3. Status and dynamics of expert knowledge & interventions in different social systems
  4. Labor market, human capital and skills-premium for higher education graduates
  5. International student mobility. “East” –“West” – “Third World” countries
  6. political opportunity structures for student unrest
  7. collective action within universities

Presentations which do not focus on these topics, but are nevertheless relevant for the conference themes, will be welcomed. Presentations based on a comparative approach are encouraged. The conference aims to bring together analyses focusing on national and/or local case-studies, which have the potential to constitute the basis for comparative research.

A selected number of articles originating in the works of the conference will be published in a special issue of the International Review of Social Research, vol. 7, issue 3, October 2017.

The submission of paper proposal will consist of filling in a proposal form (see infra) and of attaching a short CV (no more than one page) to

Deadline for submission: October 17, 2016




Call for Contributions – Bucharest, 18-19 November, 2016

Job vacancies – final results (invalidated competition)

We thank all of the participants for their interest in the job vacancies open in our project!

As no appeals were filed, these remain the final results of the oral and written tests evaluation:

Admitted candidates Position
Gheboianu Matei CSIII
Gologan Delia Research assistant II
Dodiță Alexandra Research assistant-administrative
Botgros Vlad Research assistant I

UPDATE: Due to administrative issues we were forced to invalidate the contest.

Job vacancies – final results (invalidated competition)

2nd CEHEC Conference participation

In  16-17 of June 2016, Viorel Proteasa, core member of the NEOSTUD project participated at the 2nd Central European Higher Education Cooperation (CEHEC) Conference -Distinctiveness of Central and Eastern European Higher Education. 

The presentation covered some of the main elements of the projects as they have been identified so far, such as the theoretical foundation, the research design options, the empirical dimension of the project and the literature perspective.

Photos can be found on the conference website.

2nd CEHEC Conference participation