This year, the Romanian-American University celebrates 30 years since its foundation, in the year 1991, with the aim of promoting the educational values of the American higher education on the background of the rich values of Romanian education.

The initiative belonged to the regretted professor Ion Smedescu PhD, Founding Rector of the Romanian-American University (1991-2008) and President of the Romanian-American Foundation for the Promotion of Education and Culture.

 

This year, the Romanian-American University celebrates 30 years since its foundation, in the year 1991, with the aim of promoting the educational values of the American higher education on the background of the rich values of Romanian education.

The initiative belonged to the regretted professor Ion Smedescu PhD, Founding Rector of the Romanian-American University (1991-2008) and President of the Romanian-American Foundation for the Promotion of Education and Culture.

On March 11, 1991, the constituent assembly of the Romanian-American University took place, approving the rules of procedure that envisaged the establishment of seven schools: School of Domestic and International Business, Banking and Finance, Management-Marketing, School of Domestic and International Tourism Management, School of Computer Science for Business Management, Law School, School of Design and the School of Medicine and Public Health.

On March 28, 1991, through Decision number 364, the Ministry of Education and Science approved the establishment of the Romanian-American University.

Officially, the date of birth of the University is on April 17, 1991 when, through the Ruling no. 295/17.04.1991, Bucharest’s Sector 1 Courthouse, “based on art. 32 of the Decree number 31/1954 and art.84 and Law 21/ 1924” approved the legal personality of the Romanian-American University.

We’ve made important steps which allowed us to present a different type of educational offer on the market of educational services, by adopting a system based on two levels: bachelor and master program. I do hope that all students and members of the academia will be proud members of the Romanian-American University academic community, and that our alumni will be able to contribute, through uprightness and professional competency, to the increasing prestige of our institution, in the country and abroad”, is part of the speech of the founding rector of the university, Professor Ion Smedescu, PhD, still valid today in our minds and souls.

The week 19-23 April, 2021 is dedicated to our anniversary, of the big RAU family. We share with all those that believe in our mission and our values of education, these unique moments.

 In order to offer as many interested people as possible the chance to join us, the events of the anniversary week – click here – will unfold online. We will be at a one-click distance from each other, and we will enjoy the advantages of the online system, to share joy and perspectives.

Mesajul Rectorului Universității Româno-Americane

On every anniversary in our lives, we usually look backwards, we evaluate the course of action and set the future goals.

30 years for the Romanian-American University mean 30 years of millions of hopes, beautiful memories and amazing experiences in the wonderful world of knowledge, of education and culture, of challenges and achievements; 30 years about young people, their future and ours at the same time; 30 years about people, about each of us, first of all students, then graduates, employees in the country or abroad or again here, at the University, as academic or non-academic staff, all proudly sharing our past and building what today we call a big family, a prestigious structure, incorporating education and science, but also a trusted partner, the Romanian-American University.

We started in the year 1991, with a dream project of our visionary founding rector, professor Ion Smedescu, PhD – an idea, a dream which came true through the efforts and knowledge of many professionals, through the dedication and talent of many professors and non-academic staff members, through the involvement of generations of students and alumni, through the trust of parents and grandparents and numerous other partners.

The three decades until now challenged us enormously and demanded us to continuously adapt, harmoniously develop, to be stronger and more daring, in assuming the noble role of education, of promoting academic excellence and cultivating the values of knowledge and culture.

We have grown together, and we are extremely grateful to you for that!

The balance of our first 30 years gives us hope: 7 schools, 34 accredited bachelor and master programs, taught in Romanian and English; a series of new study programs authorized or due to authorization; 2600 students; foreign students from over 40 different countries; 30 courses taught annually by international professors; over 200 full time and part time professors; over 200 partnerships with academic institutions all over the world; a sports base and a modern campus. The big RAU family grows with each generation that proudly adds every year, to the 48.000 existing alumni.

At this anniversary time, I would like to congratulate and thank for dedication and effort to all those who belonged or still are members of the academic community of the Romanian-American University – students, alumni, academic and non-academic staff – and I am sending my best thoughts to those that have been with us in building the successful projects, who support us in creating a better future for us and the following generations.

Happy anniversary, dear colleagues!

Happy anniversary RAU!

VIVAT, CRESCAT, FLOREAT!

Costel Negricea, Professor PhD.

Rector of the Romanian-American University

EVENIMENTE

Here is a brief account of the events to take place in the week April 19 – 23, 2021:

MONDAY,

April 19, 2021

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

The Romanian-American University celebrates its 30th anniversary this yearsince its foundation. We invite you to participate online with us in events dedicated to this important moment in the life of our academic community.

Conferences and workshops, cultural shows and virtual tours through our campus, online meetings with university friends, as well as other moments with surprise guests bring us together on April 19, 2021.

 10.00 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Part I

  • Opening address – RAU Rector, Professor Costel Negricea, PhD
  • RAU documentary viewing
  • Messages from officials
  • Message of professor Dumitru Miron, PhD, President of FRAPEC
  • Message of professor Ovidiu Folcuț, PhD, Chairman of the RAU Senate
  • Messages from the academic world
  • Messages from students
  • Messages from representatives of foreign partner universities and professors
  • Messages from our partners in the business/professional environment
  • Messages from graduates
  • Festive Concert: instrumental music, genres specific to the USA and Romania

Performers:

Mr. Gabriel Gheorghe – the symphony Orchestra of the “George Enescu” Philharmonic

Mr. Marian Movileanu – the symphonic Orchestra of the “George Enescu” Philharmonic

Mr M. Dutulescu – the symphonic Orchestra of the “George Enescu” Philharmonic

Mr. Petru Nemteanu – the symphonic orchestra of the “George Enescu” Philharmonic

Repertoire – Millenium Arts string Quartet – click here

  • School meetings  – platform MS Teams

5.30 p.m. – 6.15 p.m. | Part II
Online cultural event

We are supporters of culture in education.

30 years of cultural projects have brought together hundreds of students eager to broaden their horizons of knowledge and training as people.

We enjoy a few cultural moments initiated by the university students and graduates, as well as the presence with us of some surprise guests who will delight our spirit and soul.

  • Message of RAU Rector, Professor Costel Negricea, PhD
  • Asian music and dance show by the “Angela Hondru” Romanian-Japanese Studies Center (CSRJ-AH) and the Center for Romanian-Korean Studies (CSRK) of the RAU:

Japanese dance – Roxana Morăşanu, student of the Choreography High School “Floria Capsali” and student CSRJ-AH, reinterprets a famous Japanese piece, whose theme is the search, doubt, struggle to cross the border between who we are and who we want to be;

Taiko (traditional Japanese drums) – Cristi Diaconu, Rau student, CSRJ-AH student and member of the Taiko band “Kodama Daiko” will perform a song – his own composition;

– Korean Dance – “Arirang” band consisting of Iasmina Petrovici, Elena Bortaş and Corina Sandu, CSRK students;

Pureun Narae, samulnori band, Korean drums – with Elena Bortaş, Alexandra Bulea, Georgiana Drăgoi and Florentina Stefan, CSRK students.

  • Play “Another Love Story”:

amateur actors – students of the University:

– Bianca Stănciulescu, student of the Law School

– Narcis Laurențiu Mănăilă, Master student of the School of Computer Science for Business Management

  • Instrumental music recital

TUESDAY,

April 20, 2021

10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. | Part I

  • „World Experience: The impact of the pandemic on education

(Conference with international participation)

– perceptions and opinions on access to education in the pandemic year;

– technical solutions to facilitate teacher-student/student interaction;

– the impact of e-learning on the teacher-student relationship;

– models of good pedagogical practice applied in the educational process;

– the future of post-pandemic education.

These are concerns of the moment that we bring to the debate at the World Experience Conference: The Impact of the Pandemic on Education.

Face to face, the main actors – teachers and students – will exchange opinions and present personal perspectives of the implementation of the interaction mechanisms put into practice during the pandemic period.

Registration form – click here

 

3.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. | Part II

  • Debate – “Experiences and opportunities in student life” – live streaming

Each of us is looking for benchmarks to maximize our chances of success. The experience of older people can help us choose the path to a successful career.

“Experiences and opportunities in student life” gives you the opportunity to learn directly from the “source” (students and graduates) what it means to make good choices, what surprises your student life has for you and what professional perspectives you can have.

Registration form – click here

 

  • Debate – “From generation to generation”

Are you a student? Do you want to find out how older people like you have coped with the challenges of college? Young people eager to share experiences are invited to take part in a dialogue as friends about interacting with academic environment.

Accept the challenge and be present at the event dedicated to you!

Registration form – click here

WEDNESDAY,

April 21, 2021

10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. | Part I

  • Interculturality @ RAU

    RAU international students will share with you about their experience as students in Romania, thus having the opportunity to discover the specific multiculturalism of our University, as well as to interact directly with cultural elements specific to other countries.

    Registration form – click here

4.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. | Part II

 Anniversary reunion: The Large RAU Family upon its 30th Anniversary

The large family of the Romanian-American University, made up of students, graduates, teaching and administrative staff, meets on the 30th anniversary of the university foundation, a special moment for our academic community.

  • Message of RAU Rector, Prof. Costel Negricea, PhD
  • RAU documentary viewing
  • Message of professor Dumitru Miron, PhD, President of FRAPEC
  • Message of professor Ovidiu Folcuț, PhD, Chairman of the RAU Senate
  • Messages from former deans
  • Messages from foreign faculty
  • Messages from students
  • Film viewing – ”Student life at RAU”
  • Messages from graduates
  • School meetings  – platforma MS Teams

 

THURSDAY,

April 22, 2021

11.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. | 30 Years of Romanian-American University – Open Days

  • Virtual campus tour – live streaming

 

1.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. | Workshops

The workshops are intended to provide useful information for career development in relation to the current challenges of the economic environment, the participants being supported in the process of informed career choice and in achieving personal and professional goals.

    • 13:00 – 14:00 | „My career in physical education, sports and kinesiology

    Registration form– click here

    • 13:00 – 14:00 | „My career in tourism”

    Registration form – click here

    • 14:00 – 15:00 | „My career in international business”

    Registration form – click here

    • 15:00 – 16:00 | „My career in Management or Marketing”

    Registration form – click here

    • 16:00 – 17:00 | „My career in the field of Economic-European Relations”

    Registration form – click aici

    • 17:00 – 18:00 | „My career in financial-banking or accounting”

    Registration form – click here

    • 18:00 – 19:00 | „My legal career”

    Registration form – click here

    • 18:00 – 19:00 | „My IT career”

    Registration form – click here

FRIDAY,

April 23, 2021

1.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. | 30 Years of Romanian-American University – Open Days

Are you curious about the Romanian-American University and what it means to be a RAU student? We are waiting for you with us to discover the campus on a virtual tour, but also what the most beautiful years of our students lives look like.

  • Asian music and dance show by the “Angela Hondru” Romanian-Japanese Studies Center and the Center for Romanian-Korean Studies within RAU:

Japanese dance – Roxana Morăşanu, student of the Choreography High School “Floria Capsali” and student CSRJ-AH, reinterprets a famous Japanese piece, whose theme is the search, doubt, struggle to cross the border between who we are and who we want to be;

Taiko (traditional Japanese drums) – Cristi Diaconu, Rau student, CSRJ-AH student and member of the Taiko band “Kodama Daiko” will perform a song – his own composition;

– Korean Dance – “Arirang” band consisting of Iasmina Petrovici, Elena Bortaş and Corina Sandu, CSRK students;

Pureun Narae, samulnori band, Korean drums – with Elena Bortaş, Alexandra Bulea, Georgiana Drăgoi and Florentina Stefan, CSRK students.

  • Virtual campus tour
  • Video projection – ”Student life at RAU”
  • Debates – Students Club of the Romanian-American University (CS-URA):

“Youth Models” is an event that promotes the true models of Romania among young people, through a series of conferences/ debates, where they will listen to and identify with the guests. The project is intended to be the most powerful source of inspiration, ideas and motivation. It is one of the most demanding and ambitious projects implemented by CS-URA, and we believe in its success and the impact it can have among “YOUNG PEOPLE”.

    • 15:00 – 16:00 | “Youth Models I” (surprise guest)
      Registration form – click here
    • 16:00 – 17:00 | “Youth Models II” (surprise guest)
      Registration form –click here
    • 17:00 – 18:00 | “Youth Models III” (surprise guest)
      Registration form – click here

Participation in the 30th Anniversary of the Romanian-American University is possible under an invitation or after filling in a registration form.

The schedule may be subject to changes depending on the evolution of the pandemic and the authorities’ decisions.

Please follow our web page, where further information will be constantly uploaded.