IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Universities' Regional Engagement In Romania. The Impact Of The Eu Funding


  • Ovidiu PUIU

    () (“Constantin Brâncoveanu” University, Romania)

  • Cristina SERBANICA

    () (“Constantin Brâncoveanu” University, Romania)


This study traces some important advancements in fostering universities’ regional engagement at the European level, through strengthening research activities, promoting enterprise, contributing to the development of regional human capital and skills and supporting regional regeneration and smart specialization. At the same time, the study highlights the contribution of European funding to supporting Romanian universities’ missions in the eight development regions and gives some preliminary impacts of these funds on universities’ outputs. As resulted from the analysis, structural funds are by far the most important external funding source for Romanian universities, as they represent, on average, more than 22% in universities’ total income. Nonetheless, one can easily observe the uneven distribution of funds by regions and the real danger associated with increasing regional disparities instead of leveraging them. Policy implications are presented in the final part of the study

Suggested Citation

  • Ovidiu PUIU & Cristina SERBANICA, 2012. "Universities' Regional Engagement In Romania. The Impact Of The Eu Funding," Management Strategies Journal, Constantin Brancoveanu University, vol. 16(2), pages 5-11.
  • Handle: RePEc:brc:journl:v:16:y:2012:i:2:p:5-11

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    universities’ regional engagement; smart specialisation; European funding; (Romanian)development region;

    JEL classification:

    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:brc:journl:v:16:y:2012:i:2:p:5-11. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dan MICUDA). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.