29.07.2010: Free University Coalition Launches “State-Funded Universities Integrity Chart”

The Romanian Academic Society invites you to take part in the launch of the results of the second edition of the State-Funded Universities Integrity Chart.

Compiled by the Coalition for Clean Universities, the Integrity Chart takes into account the following criteria:

1 administrative transparency and correctness – publishing accounting documents, publishing estates and interests, as well as those pertaining to political police activities and access to public procurement files;

2 academic correctness – plagiarism, research performance, the academic process;

3 governance quality – nepotism, student involvement in the decision making process, financial bonus granting, teaching position assignment;

4 financial management – discretionary spending, public procurement.

The results of the university assessment will be presented by SAR President Alina Mungiu Pippidi and Education Ombudsman Florian Mihalcea, President of the Timisoara Society, a CUC member organization.

Upon the same occasion, the Education Ombudsman will present its yearly report. The institution, founded within CUC, acts as a mediator between university administrations and the agents of the research and education system.

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