During February 17th-21th, 2020, a study visit took place at the Transilvania University of Brașov, Romania, within the MHELM project. The study visit was attended by representatives of six higher education institutions in Moldova, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research. Viorel Bostan, Rector of the UTM, Vice-Rectors Larisa Bugaian and Dinu Țurcanu, Daniela Pojar, Head of the Resource Management Department, Rafael Ciloci, FIEB dean, and Cornelia Crucerescu, responsible for International Relations, FIEB, participated in the study visit from UTM.
During the study visit, the experience of the University of Transylvania in the field of university leadership was examined. Ioan Vasile Abrudan, Rector of UTBv, spoke about implementing leadership from idea to reality based on the UTBv experience; Ioan Vișa addressed the topic with reference to the role of the leader in supporting research in the university based on the good practices developed within the European projects; Rodica Niculescu spoke regarding the models of management and educational leadership; Ioana Chițea described how to develop the marketing skills of people with managerial positions in the educational system; Daniel Munteanu spoke about the ways of developing the leadership skills by involving students in the management structures and by developing joint projects with the socio-economic environment; Luminița Scutaru referred to the development of quality policies and their evaluation at an institutional level, and finally Liliana Rogozea presented elements of online reputation management and Public Speaking.
Following the study visit, the representatives of the Moldovan academic environment worked on the final structure of the program, on the name and content of the modules, the competences to be trained within each module, the distribution of responsibilities and the deadlines for executing the activities. The moderators were Larisa Bugaian, national project coordinator, David Dawson, UoG coordinator, Alex Krauss and Alice Buzdugan.
The MHELM project is implemented with EU support through the Erasmus+ program.