Eastern European Journal of Regional Studies
ISSN: 2537-6179 | e-ISSN: 1857-436X

Volume 1 | Issue 1 | June 2015

The success of the AESM experiment on the organization of the doctoral school

Authors: Eugenia FEURAŞ

Abstract: This article presents the results of the experiment on the organization and functioning of the doctoral school of AESM, founded by AESM in 2011. These results show the evolution of the PhD candidates’ competencies, acquired over the period of doctoral studies, the satisfaction level of the knowledge obtained in the compulsory and optional subjects, the opinion of the PhD candidates regarding the fulfillment of the contract terms by the PhD supervisors and candidates themselves, PhD students’ work intensity and their international mobility, etc. The survey results show the high efficiency of doctoral studies organized within the present regulatory framework, according to the European models and good practices.

Keywords: doctoral school, doctoral studies, competencies, the satisfaction level, survey results.

Pages: 7-15 | Full text (PDF)

Contribution of RENAM to informational services development for higher education and research


Abstract: The transition of the traditional science and higher education to e-Science and e-Education is fueled by the ever increasing needs to have access, process and visualize of exceedingly large amounts of data that can’t be managed without modern communication and computing instruments. In the past years the European Commission has funded, through a number of targeted initiatives, creation of specialized eInfrastructures for providing IT services to research and educational communities to support collaborative research and education. In Eastern Europe, including in Moldova the existing resources of eIfrastructures are less developed than in Western Europe (ANTUN BALAZ, et. al., 2011). Advancing the Information Society, strengthening of the local eInfrastructures, activating new user communities, enabling access to modern educational content and technologies, to new instruments for collaborative research, would strongly contribute to closing the existing gap, and thus bridging the digital divide, stimulating research and consequently alleviating the brain drain in the region. At present the main facilities like Research and Educational networking infrastructure for effective data exchange, access to large-scale computing and other e-Infrastructures services is rapidly increasing in Moldova. eInfrastructure designates a new generation of integrated ICT based infrastructures and is widely considered as a key enabler of research and education development.

Keywords: Research and educational networks, computing infrstructures, e-infrastructures and services

Pages: 17-30 | Full text (PDF)

Functioning of the knowledge triangle in the example of IT education


Abstract: The analysis of the interactions between knowledge triangle components in IT-education in the Republic of Belarus is described. This paper describes the results of research in the framework of the program of the European Union Tempus IV «Fostering the Knowledge Triangle in Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova» - «FKTBUM». The analysis of the obstacles to the effective integration of higher education, research and innovation is performed.

Keywords: knowledge triangle, information technologies, research and development, innovation

Pages: 31-38 | Full text (PDF)

State policy of innovation - oriented SMEs development: in case of the Republic of Moldova.

Authors: Alla LEVITSKAIA, Svetlana GHENOVA, Svetlana CURAXINA

Abstract: In this paper, an analysis of government programs to support innovation development in the Republic of Moldova. Existing program of collaboration and cooperation between business and
science and implementing a program of grants for the development of innovative SMEs under the leadership of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova. Emphasizes the importance of decentralization existing National Innovation System, necessity of its connections with regional emerging innovation systems. As an example the experience of the Innovative Educational cluster with the leading role of innovation incubator “InnoCenter” of the Comrat State University. Since 2012, Innovation incubator implements innovation projects and developing the infrastructure both inside and outside of the university borders - in close cooperation with the main actors of the regional innovation space.

Keywords: innovation policy, innovative development, Republic of Moldova.

Pages: 39-48 | Full text (PDF)

The impact of project marketing on the projects finality

Authors: Oxana SAVCIUC, Lucia CASAP

Abstract: In the last years we assist at the level of the Republic of Moldova and also at international level at a trend to offer financial support with a special focus on project-based funding. Once with the appearance and development of the project concept, other related concepts are being developed such as project management or newly, we can also speak about the projects marketing. Until recently, the product marketing was intensely discussed; concepts such as services marketing appeared afterwards, but also the specific marketing for various branches, such as agromarketing, political marketing, etc. Given that fact that the projects are a product / service itself, at the moment, more and more often projects marketing is discussed.


Pages: 49-58 | Full text (PDF)

Some aspects of on-line studying process in higher education institutions from Moldova.

Authors: Valentina TÎRŞU

Abstract: Higher education institutions in Moldova go through a difficult transition period requested by implementing the principles of the Bologna Process, which lead to the restructuring of the national university education. The work includes a study of implementing e-learning in higher education institutions in Moldova. The results presented are obtained from the investigation conducted at Moldova State University on the quality of higher education. The platform MOODLE is growing. The importance of developing Moodle is significant and allows improving the quality of higher education. We believe that Moodle is an effective tool to facilitate the integration of young professionals in the labor market.

Keywords: e-learning; learning process; information technologies; educational platform MOODLE

Pages: 59-66 | Full text (PDF)

Achievements and challenges of research and development activity as one of the pillars of Knowledge Triangle in the Republic of Moldova

Authors: Dr. Rodica CRUDU

Abstract: In a very short period, economic globalization has changed the world economic order, creating new challenges but also new possibilities. Moldova can not be competitive in this new context, unless it becomes more innovative and responds more efficiently to the consumer needs and preferences. Taking in consideration the remittances and consumption as a result, are unable to fuel long-term economic growth of Moldova, we need a new paradigm of development that would increase based smart investment, innovation and competitiveness. During the 20 years of reform in Moldova, state policies have undergone into an essential metamorphosis: priorities have evolved gradually from fundamental science and military necessities to industrial and key technologies. Currently, it outlines a new stage, focusing on innovation and societal needs as a whole. An analysis of the sources of growth in Moldova in a classical representation of the production function Cob-Douglas suggests a very alarming conclusion - without a serious effort to change the paradigm of development, growth potential in the next 10 years is limited to a up to 4, 5% to 5% per year.

Keywords: Research and development, researchers, expenditures, research institutions, knowledge triangle

Pages:  67-81 | Full text (PDF)