Last week (May 15-21), Danubius University of Galati celebrated its 25th anniversary with its partners from the United States of America, Russia, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, India, Israel, Germany, organizing, in this context of celebration higher education, under the AUAP (Association of Asia-Pacific Universities), the 4th edition of the Global Leadership Program (AUAP), the 15th AUAP Learning and Sharing Forum Enhancing an Effective Student Mobility Programme for Asia-Pacific and European Universities Investment Opportunities for Europe and the 12th edition of the International Scientific Conference: European Integration: Realities and Perspectives (EIRP).
The official opening of this triple international scientific event was, of course, the honorable task of Mr. Rector Associate Professor Andy PUŞCĂ, PhD, his intervention being very quickly completed by the guests, important actors of AUAP, but also academic personalities from different states of the world:
Mrs. Sung HEE NAM, PhD – President of AUAP,
Professor Ricardo P. PAMA, PhD - Secretary General of AUAP,
Professor Wichit SRISA, PhD - President - Founder and Emeritus of the Advisory Council of the AUAP,
Professor Steve O. MICHAEL, PhD, President of the Association of Global Advancement of Universities and Colleges (AGAUC) & Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, USA & Member of the Board of Trustees of Danubius University, Romania.
Professor George TEODORESCU, PhD, President of the Danubius Academic Consortium (DAC),
Professor Serghey ZAPRYAGAEV, PhD, Voronezh State University, Russian Federation and others
Particularly interesting were the topics on the agenda of this event, which were addressed by the AUAP members and representatives of the European Institutions (Mr. Dragoş DRUMEN - Representative of the European Commission in Romania, representatives of the European Investment Bank) and officials from Galati (Mr. Costel FOTEA - President of the Galati County Council, Mr. Marian FILIMON - President of the Small and Medium Enterprises Association of Galati). Thus, on this occasion there were discussed relevant aspects regarding the projects of the European Fund for Strategic Investments, project proposals were made for the Lower Danube Region, and the second part of the day was devoted to the theme of practical ways to involve in the Asian- Pacific perspectives in the major global and European investment projects to prepare and implement new major investment projects with examples of good practice from the Asia-Pacific region. Also, there were presented new challenges of the entrepreneurial environment for higher education.
The celebration of the international university has brought together not only academic and diplomatic personalities from all over the world, but also students from the Asia Pacific region, from Poland and France.
23 Asian students lived for a week at the Danubius University, participating in interactive courses alongside their Romanian teachers and colleagues, as well as students from France and Poland, who are in full Erasmus mobility at this university.
The young Asian people were fascinated by the Romanian traditions, popular dances and, in particular, the traditional food, which they discovered in the Romanian village world, in Şiviţa, in the company of the famous folk craftsman Paul BUŢĂ.
It seems that this experience is the pilot of a lasting collaboration between the AUAP (Association of Asian and Pacific Universities) member institutions in order to ensure effective student mobility and teacher mobility programs so that a two-way flow of students and teachers can be ensured between these regions of the world.
Happy Birthday, “Danubius” University!
Spokesperson – “Danubius” University,
Ana Alina IONESCU DUMITRACHE