Representatives of 6 higher education institutions from the Republic of Moldova (UTM – Technical University of Moldova; USM – State University of Moldova; ASEM – Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova; USMF – State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemițanu”; USARB – “Alecu Russo” State University of Bălți; US Cahul – “BP Hașdeu” State University of Cahul; UASM – State Agricultural University of Moldova) and the head of the Political Directorate in the field of higher education, Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic Moldova, associate professor, dr. Nadejda VELIȘCO conduct a study visit to the University of Gloucestershire, UK, as part of the Erasmus+ project for Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) – “Moldova Higher Education Leadership and Management” (MHELM).

MHELM is one of three CBHE projects selected in the 2019 edition in which UTM is a partner, with reference number 609656-EPP-1-2019-1-MD-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP. MHELM is a national, structural project, and the project launch meeting took place on November 25th, 2019, at UTM, which is the local coordinator.

In a brief summary of the project, David DAWSON, a UK project partner, emphasized that at the University of Gloucester, which he represents, HELM has been underway for 9 years. Dissemination of information about this program, new to the Republic of Moldova, as well as of best practices from EU partner universities regarding the design and delivery of professional development programs, should be a permanent objective in order to increase the leadership and management abilities of universities in the Republic of Moldova.

The Technical University of Moldova is represented by a team consisting of the rector, prof., Dr. Viorel BOSTAN, vice-rector Dinu ȚURCANU and prof., Dr. Larisa BUGAIAN, head of Resource Management Directorate – Daniela POJAR, and the dean of the Faculty of Economic Engineering and Business, associate professor, Dr. Rafael CILOCI.

The MHELM project is implemented with EU support through the Erasmus+ program.

More information about MHELM can be found by accessing the link: https://proiecte.utm.md/mhelm/