Justification of the need to implement the project
UPM is facing a decrease in the number of national students and is looking for international students in order to stop the decline in the total number of enrolled students.
The number of Erasmus students is increasing, but they are not offered study programs in English.
The teaching staff require training and certification for teaching in English.
The Central Region, its industry and development function in an increasingly European context, and the curriculum needs to be adapted to economic realities.
UPM has identified the need to develop very active international relations in the field of academic teaching and scientific research, based on principles of joint strategies with partners, and evaluated in terms of the effectiveness and efficiency of established relationships,assupport for institutional development, and of ensuring financial sustainability.
In this context, UPM has identified the need to expand its internationalization activities, the gathered examples of good practice, the alignmentwith internationalization trends in education and scientific research, mainly by developing and authorizing study programs in English,by identifying foreign students interested in studying in Romania, the integration in international research networks, the increase in international visibility, all of these being possible with the financial support of CNFIS within the present project.