Transparency International (TI) has recently released a Report on the Global Corruption in Education, which features five sections of analysis and recommendations from over 70 experts in over 50 countries, including the contribution of the Romanian Academic Society (SAR) on the Romanian higher education.
The report includes the following sections: global trends in corruption in education, understanding the scale of corruption in school education, transparency and integrity in higher education, innovative approaches to tackling corruption in education and the role of education in strengthening personal and professional integrity.
SAR has contributed to this report with a chapter entitled “Ranking university governance in Romania: an exportable model?”. The section presents the main effects of introducing the ranking in the Romanian higher education. One of them was an immediate improvement in university transparency, and the other was a higher capacity for reformist groups in “demanding change”. The key lesson to be learned from the Romanian experience was that “broad representative coalitions are better placed to demand integrity than isolated organisations”.