The Association of Faculties of Economics in Romania, AFER, launched the Volume: “Pages from the Romanian Economic Higher Education History, 1843-2013”
Friday, November 22, 2013, the beautiful historical Aula Magna of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE) hosted the celebration of 170 Years of Economic Higher Education in Romania and the 100th Anniversary of the initiation of the First Congress of Romanian Economists. In his opening speech, Professor Pavel NĂSTASE, Rector of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE), highlighted from the very beginning the significance of both major events, remembering that on April 6, 2013, the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE) celebrated the centennial.
Professor Gheorghe ZAMAN, Vice President of the Economic, Law, and Sociological Sciences Section of the Romanian Academy, President of the General Association of Economists from Romania, AGER, President of the Scientific Council of Romanian Scientific Society of Management, SSMAR, and Chairman of the Group of Experts of the Romanian Distribution Committee, CRD (www.crd-aida.ro/our-team/gheorghe-zaman/ ), widely evoked the contribution of the Romanian economists in solving the crucial problems of the modernization of the Romanian society, underlining the obligations of the professional community in addressing the risks and challenges that the Romanian economy is facing and will have to deal with, knowing that what happened in the past will affect the future. It should be remembered that in June this year our great Friend and inspiring great Economist, a real „design thinker”, the distinguished Professor Gheorghe ZAMAN, will celebrate his 71st birthday.
Within this remarkable academic historical framework hosted by the Aula Magna of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, the Association of Faculties of Economics in Romania, AFER, launched the Volume with a great theme: “Pages from the Romanian Economic Higher Education History, 1843-2013”.
This anniversary Volume expresses not only the true qualitative teamwork at the level of AFER, but also the fact that AFER: is a powerful forum for discussion of specific problems, identifying best practices in academic education and research dedicated to promoting national and international reference standards for higher economic education in Romania; has shown consistently strong focus on providing graduates with updated knowledge and practical skills required in the modern workplace, and a framework for their continued development; has constantly stimulated the critical and creative thinking, the ability to find, to access, to evaluate and to use information in order to solve complex problems faced by entrepreneurs aware of the implications of the actions initiated and of the complex decisions in a competitive business environment specific to the relevant markets at the confluence of globalization and integration; is already proving a growing culture of assessment and measurement in education, research and innovation, putting a new emphasis on the economic contribution of higher education to economic and social life and the need to work multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and trans disciplinary.
The Volume “Pages from the Romanian Economic Higher Education History, 1843-2013” was introduced with her well-known professionalism and elegance by Professor Mihaela LUȚAȘ, Vice Rector of the „Babeș-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, as a great book in the right place and at the right time. Professor Mihaela LUȚAȘ provided a special dimension to this special Volume launch, by adequately building the structure of the presentation, incorporating a powerful message for our Economic Higher Education, and choosing the right passages that the qualified audience wanted to hear.
It is worth to mention that on the occasion of the celebration of 170 years of Economic Higher Education in Romania and the 100th Anniversary of the initiation of the first Congress of Romanian Economists, one of the Editors of the launched Volume, Professor Nicolae ISTUDOR, Vice Rector of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE), Executive President of the Association of the Faculties of Economic Sciences, AFER, Honorary Member of SSMAR, and Honorary Member of the Romanian Distribution Committee, CRD, presented the message of AFER.
On the occasion of this significant celebration hosted Friday, November 22, 2013, by the beautiful historical Aula Magna of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE), Professor Marin DINU, Secretary General of the General Association of Economists from Romania, AGER, presented:
● the “Diploma of Excellence IN MEMORIAM” with silver commemorative coin “The First Congress of Economists Initiative” awarded to Professor Ion Gh. ROȘCA, Founder of AFER, and First Vice President of AGER (Please see “The Brand Ion Gh. Roşca, a proactive marketer”: www.crd-aida.ro/2013/05/the-awarding-ceremony-of-the-prizes-of-onef-2013-section-marketing/ ), and
● the “Diploma of Excellence” with silver commemorative coin “The First Congress of Economists Initiative” awarded to following personalities from all over our country: Emilian DOBRESCU; Iulian VĂCĂREL; Gheorghe ZAMAN; Pavel NĂSTASE; Ioan TALPOȘ; Constantin MITRUȚ; Daniela VULCAN; Nicolae ISTUDOR; Marin DINU; Marilen PIRTEA; Vasile IȘAN; Robert NEGOIȚĂ; Ioan ERHAN; Cristian SOCOL; Mihaela LUȚAȘ; Cornel IONESCU; Tudorel ANDREI; Constantin ANGHELACHE; Gabriela ȚIGU; Răzvan ZAHARIA; Ovidiu Octavian MEGAN; Constantin ROȘCA; Marian SIMINICĂ; Ovidiu FOLCUȚ; Dinu AIRINEI; Vergil VOINEAGU; Ion SMEUREANU; Dan CRUCERU; Gabriela ANGHELACHE; Constantin BOȘTINĂ; Mihai ANGHEL; Ionuț NEGOIȚĂ; Bogdan Ioan COJOCEA; Teodor BRATEȘ; Carmen ȚĂRANU; Alexandru MANOLE; Mădălina Gabriela ANGHEL.