n a highly interconnected and interactive world, LBUS could keep in the
mainstream of academic events only by promoting international cooperation.
After 1992, the year which marked the beginning of Dr. Ciocoi-Pop’s administration,
LBUS adopted a policy of unprecedented academic contacts and links. It
was the leadership’s strong conviction that, among the forty-eight state universities,
eight military academies and forty-nine private universities of Post-Revolutionary
Romania, LBUS could be successful only by interaction and cooperation.
Consequently, LBUS has established academic links and partnership agreements
with eighty-five universities in thirty-five countries. A special place is
held by the partnerships drawn with American, German, French and English universities,
which materialized in student exchange programmes, fact-finding data trips
for academics as well as a precious cooperation which has kept the University
tuned in to what happens in the world. Worth mentioning are also the new ties
with Chinese, Russian, Italian, Greek and Polish Universities.
In recognition of its steady development towards academic excellence and
social renewal, LBUS was granted full membership in various prestigious international
academic organizations: The International Center of Tübingen, the International
Association of European Universities, and the Alliance of Universities for
In cooperation with its partners abroad, LBUS has established a number of
organizations for students. Among them, CAS and UBA hold a special place.
C.A.S. – The Career Advisory Service, founded in 1996, in
cooperation with the British Council and supported by the Know How Fund,
aims at establishing links between students, graduates and the job market.
Its activity consists in offering students, graduates or employees daily consulting
and in facilitating interviews in order to help them define their needs in
employment and career. The centre organizes workshops, seminars and long-term
courses. The Summer Job Fair, organized by C.A.S. each year, offers a great
opportunity for students to meet employers and to get internships or full-time
U.B.A. – The University Business Association, is a club
which facilitates constant interchange among faculties, business people and
students. The main purposes of the club are to assist students in developing
business skills and contacts, English language skills, and to provide support
in getting jobs and summer internships. The club is a result of collaborative
program funded by the United States Information Agency (USIA). The Missouri
University (MU) – Columbia, USA has assisted LBUS in developing a business
school meant to be nationally recogni z ed as a centre of academic and research
excellence in business management and applied research.
I.C. – The International Centre, Tübingen, is a consortium
of 18 universities, in 8 countries, which have joined their efforts for the
purpose of establishing and intensifying academic cooperation between Eastern
and Western academics.
C.R.E. is the association of executive heads of universities
in Europe. In the autumn of 1984, its membership was drawn from some 360 universities
and equivalent institutes of higher education in 23 European countries. Since
1964, its headquarters have been situated at the University of Geneva. CRE’s
main objective is to promote cooperation among European universities.
A.U.D.E.M. – The Alliance of Universities for Democracy,
is a consortium of institutions of higher education formed to enhance the
role of education in promoting democratic institutions, economic development,
decentralized decision-making, human health, and common moral and social values.
At its inception, the Alliance included institutions in Central and Eastern
Europe and in 1993 the organization voted to expand membership to Western
I.A.U.P. – The International Association of University
Presidents, was founded in 1964 in Oxford, England. It is an association
of university chief executive officers from higher education institutions
around the world. Its primary purpose is to strengthen the international
mission and quality of education of the member institutions in an increasingly
interdependent world, and to promote global awareness and competence as
well as peace and international understanding through education.
The European University Association (EUA), in its capacity as an organization of European Universities and National Associations of University Presidents, it functions as a speaker for the higher education community in Europe.
EUA`s mission is to promote the development of a coherent system of European higher education and research. Since higher education institutions play an essential part in the development of European areas of higher education and research, the fundamental aim of EUA is to provide active support and guidance to its members as autonomous institutions in enhancing the quality of their teaching, learning and research as well as their contributions to society.
The University Agency of Francophonie (AUF), headquartered at the campus of the University of Montreal (Canada-Quebec), was set up in 1961. AUF supports cooperation and solidarity among Francophone higher education institutions and it fosters the development of academic education and research.
The Univeristy Network of the European Capitals of Culture (UNeECC), an international non-profit association, was founded in Pécs, Hungary, in December 2006, by 40 founding members.
The creation of UneECC originates from the idea that it would be useful for Universities and establishments of Higher Education in European Capitals of Culture to use this well-known and prestigious European institution, to stimulate new forms of academic and educational institutional collaboration.