Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies

Coordinates: 44°26′51.24″N 26°5′47.94″E / 44.4475667°N 26.0966500°E / 44.4475667; 26.0966500
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Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Academia de Studii Economice din București
Former names
Academy of Higher-level Commercial and Industrial Studies (1913–1947)
Academy of Commercial and Cooperative Studies (1947–1948)
Institute for Economic Sciences and Planning"I.V Lenin"(1948–1967)
TypePublic
Established6 April 1913; 110 years ago (1913-04-06)
RectorNicolae Istudor
Administrative staff
1,500
Students22,684 (2012–2013)[1]
Location,
Romania
Websitewww.ase.ro
University rankings
Regional – Overall
QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia[2]171 (2022)

The Bucharest University of Economic Studies (Romanian: Academia de Studii Economice din București, abbreviated ASE) is a public university in Bucharest, Romania. Founded in 1913 as the Academy of Higher-level Commercial and Industrial Studies (Academia de Înalte Studii Comerciale și Industriale (AISCI)),[3] it has become one of the largest economic higher education institutes in both Romania and South-Eastern Europe. The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies is classified as an advanced research and education university by the Ministry of Education.[4] It is one of the five members of the Universitaria Consortium (the group of elite Romanian universities).[5]

History[edit]

Established on 6 April 1913 by the Royal Decree of Carol I of Romania, the Academy of Higher-level Commercial and Industrial Studies was the first economic higher education institution established in Romania.

In 1947, the academy was reorganised and merged with the Academy of Cooperative Studies to form the Academy of Commercial and Cooperative Studies. During the Communist Era, in August 1948, it turned into the Institute for Economic Sciences and Planning, according to the model provided by the Soviet higher education institutions.

During the 1967–1968 academic year, the institute was reorganised again and became the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, a name which the university still holds today.[3]

Institution[edit]

The main building in Piața Romană

The Bucharest University of Economic Studies has 22,684 students (undergraduate and graduate levels) in eleven faculties.[1]

The university has positioned itself as a research institution, hosting 13 centers of research acknowledged and endorsed by the National Council of Scientific Research in Higher Education.

A notable presence inside ASE is the Business Information Technology department (Romanian: Informatică Economică) which is an entity that promotes an educational philosophy based on combining economics and software development as a way of creating experts suitable for the Information Age.

Format and length of studies[edit]

In the 1970s and 1980s, master's degrees in economics were awarded to full-time students after 4 years of study, except for the Faculty of 'Cibernetics and Informatics', which required one additional year.

After 1990, Undergraduate studies at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies ended with a Bachelor's degree in Economics, while acquiring a second specialization according to the department where they were enrolled. Up to 2005, undergraduate studies at the Academy of Economic Studies consisted of a four-year cycle (five-year cycle for the Faculty of 'Cibernetics and Informatics'). Master studies would continue for two more years, and doctoral programmed would normally be three years long.

Since 2005 however, the university has adopted the Bologna declaration and undergraduate studies are now three-year long, followed by 2-year Master programmes. In this format, undergraduate studies finalize with a total of 180 credits, graduate programmes require a completion of 120 credits. The PhD programmes remain with a length of minimum three years.

Inside the building

Ranking[edit]

ASE was ranked by the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2021 as the best university in Romania.[6] Top Shanghai 2018 ranked ASE as the best university in Economics in Romania and 201–300 worldwide.[7][8] QS World University Rankings 2017 also ranked ASE as the best university in Economics and Econometrics in Romania and 301–350 worldwide.[9][10]

Faculties[edit]

There are thirteen faculties:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bucharest University of Economic Studies - Brochure Archived June 11, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "QS World University Rankings-Emerging Europe & Central Asia". Retrieved 15 January 2023.
  3. ^ a b Short history of the institution Archived April 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Institutii de invatamant superior clasificate ca universitati de cercetare avansata si educatie
  5. ^ Consorțiul Universitaria s-a întrunit la Tulcea (in Romanian)
  6. ^ "World University Rankings". Times Higher Education (THE). 2020-08-25. Retrieved 2021-07-01.
  7. ^ "Shanghai Ranking - Economics". Archived from the original on 2020-04-13. Retrieved 2019-06-10.
  8. ^ Comunicat de presa
  9. ^ QS Top Universities - Economics and Econometrics
  10. ^ Comunicat admitere ASE
  11. ^ "Facultatea de Finante, Asigurari, Banci si Burse de Valori". Archived from the original on 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2011-05-27.

External links[edit]

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