Extending international partnerships to Romania



Taken by Carmen Acatrinei
Taken by Carmen Acatrinei

After a very successful but very short stay in Thailand, viagra approved I spent the second half of last week in Romania meeting with a current and a potential partners for BU in the country. This included a speech at the 10th anniversary of the Faculty of Marketing of the Academy of Economic Studies (ASE) in Bucharest, two guest lectures at the National School of Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA) as well as meetings with pro-vice-chancellors of internationalisation, deans and members of staff.

The aim of the trip was to cement BU’s current relationship with SNSPA and prepare two upcoming staff visits and exchanges as well as explore staff and student exchanges with ASE.

My speech therefore at ASE, attended by other prestigious universities in the country (see the day’s programme), besides stressing on the importance of international partnerships, research collaborations and international cooperation supporting early career researchers was an open call to partnerships. A copy of the speech draft is embedded here.

At SNSPA I joined the lecture of an Online Advertising 2nd year class and of the Public Relations Theories and Practices 2nd year course as well. The lectures were very well attended, highly interactive and well received. I spoke about the Web Culture in the morning, a lecture that is quite central to the Digital Communication Strategies Unit I teach at BU.

I then spoke about Crisis Communication and the Contingency Theory. Some additional resources can be found here.

A full list of photos from the day can be found of the Faculty of Communication and Public Relations’ Facebook page.

The meeting with the deans of the Faculty of Public Relations and Faculty of Management provided me an opportunity to speak about BU’s summer school as well as discuss potential English course developments, student exchanges and future potential international collaborations including research grant applications.

All in all, although an extremely busy week, I trust this will bring BU more exposure in Romania and in Bucharest for a start, with prestigious universities that are very keen to work together with English colleagues.

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