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Higher education reforms in Eastern Europe. A Hungarian-Romanian case study


  • Simona VASILACHE

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)

  • József TEMESI

    (Corvinus University, Budapest)

  • Alina Mihaela DIMA

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)


The paper analyzes, comparatively, the Hungarian and Romanian higher education systems, based on four dimensions: history, structure and financing, internationalization, quality assurance. The perspective of the analysis is the integration of European ways to reform the university, pursued by the Bologna process, and the replacement of traditional, nation (or groups of nations) - specific models, with a unified, common market-driven model of education. While Hungary fell into the sphere of influence of the Humboldtian model, Romania was more inclined towards the Napoleonic model, although its period of flourishing was very short. The challenges that both countries have to face, as well as their strengths and weaknesses are reviewed in this analysis synthesizing the main features of the two systems, in the light of the European vision.

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  • Simona VASILACHE & József TEMESI & Alina Mihaela DIMA, 2012. "Higher education reforms in Eastern Europe. A Hungarian-Romanian case study," Management & Marketing, Economic Publishing House, vol. 7(2), Summer.
  • Handle: RePEc:eph:journl:v:7:y:2012:i:2:n:7

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    1. CRETAN Georgiana Camelia, 2015. "Impact Of Romanian Higher Education Funding Policy On University Efficiency," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(1), pages 724-732, July.

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