Quality parametres on higher education PhD program in Romania

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Rocsana B. Manea Tonis
Natalia Manea


More and more universities are striving to provide competitive education programs to help graduates integrate into market areas. In this fight, universities need to have strong communication and support in the business world. The purpose of this article is to identify the main factors that would improve the quality of the doctoral program and facilitate the integration of students into the labour market in Romania. A questionnaire was applied to PhD students from the universities in Bucharest, and the data collected were interpreted.

The linear regression model developed shows that the library facilities, school infrastructure, access to Doctoral Theses, dialog between academia and students, doctoral coordinator and committee proficiency, staff attitude and multiple way of communication are some important factors that have positive influence over the quality of the higher education in the PhD program and the students’ integration on labour market in Romania.

The open questions of survey revealed new interesting suggestion for improving PhD programs in Romania.




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Rocsana B. Manea Tonis, Spiru Haret University

Junior Lecturer in the FACULTY OF ECONOMIC SCIENCES, PhD, with 10 years of academic career

Designer of many web sites, such us:

1. ICESBA: http://icesba.eu/

2.USH Research: http://cercetare.spiruharet.ro

3. Journal of Economic Development, Environment and People: http://jedep.spiruharet.ro

4. Annual Conference on Applied Mathematics and Informatics: http://camai.spiruharet.ro/

5. Review of Applied Socio-Economic Research:http://www.reaser.eu/Current-issue.php

6. Simpozion National USH 2011:http://csme.spiruharet.ro/simpozion2011/

7. Centrul de Studii si Mobilitati Europene:http://csme.spiruharet.ro

8. Annals of Spiru Haret University: http://anale-mi.spiruharet.ro/

Rocsana has participate in international projects such as: Leonardo Da Vinci, Preparing Trainers in the Spirit of a High Quality Educational System Vicenza, Italy (2006) Short Term Scientific Mission Gender and Well Being, Sassari, Sardegna, Italy (2009).

Rocsana is passionate of Web marketing, Marketing Simulations and Open Source Technologies.

Further details on publications and research results visibility on: http://icourses.wix.com/itmk

Natalia Manea, Politehnica University, Bucharets

Natalia MANEA is a PhD in Marketing (2014), a graduate of the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, with master studies at POLITEHNICA University in Bucharest. Now she is lecturer at the Faculty of Entrepreneurship, Engineering and Business Management of UPB. The main areas of interest are: Marketing, Marketing Research, Educational Marketing, Services Marketing. She is a member of scientific research projects and professional associations. (EuChems, World Economics Association).


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