Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi is the oldest higher education institution in Romania. Since 1860, the university has been carrying on a tradition of excellence and innovation in the fields of education and research. With over 23.000 students and 745 academic staff, the university enjoys high prestige at a national and international level and cooperates with 403 universities worldwide. Alexandru Ioan Cuza University is a member of some of the most important university networks and associations: the Coimbra Group, EUA – European University Association, Utrecht Network, International Association of Universities, University Agency of Francophonie and the Network of Francophone Universities (RUFAC). These partnerships offer us the opportunity to experience changes, to have student and teacher mobility’s and joint academic, research and strategy programmes. Psychology has been taught in the higher education system before the foundation of the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University. In the post-war, communist era, Psychology as a university curriculum discipline has been considered retrograde, useless and even subversive, getting to the point where the Psychology department have been dissolved for a period of 20 years. After December 1989, the departments of Psychology and Pedagogy was reintroduced into the Faculty of Philosophy, extremely popular among young people. In 1997 there was segregation from the Faculty of Philosophy, justified both administratively and epistemologically, the new Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences came to life. Research at our Faculty situates us among the most dynamic in the country:
- Own reviews and scientific volumes
- 4 book collections coordinated at the Polirom Publishing House
- 12 international grants
- Participation in 7 international research projects
DARE Project Responsibilities:
UAIC is committed to actively and professionally participate in DARE project, to share its knowledge and best practices with the GE and IL partner universities as well as its expertise in the management and implementation of European projects. UAIC will contribute to DARE project through:
Cooperating to the development of support services at GE and IL partner universities in the areas of childcare, psychological and academic support services; Sharing its own relevant experience acquired through the running of a kindergarten and a school for its staff’s children; Assistance in designing and preparing the academic support: methodologies, teaching/learning strategies, curriculum/syllabus, programme description, courses content, teaching methods and materials; Training of academic staff on the specifics of curriculum.