ICMA Centre to boost Romania's economy through new project
Release Date 01 February 2011
Henley Business School's ICMA Centre at the University of Reading has teamed up with four Romanian universities with the aim of improving Romania's economic research.
The €4m post-doctoral studies project will see Henley's ICMA Centre collaborate with the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, the "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of IaÅŸi, the West University of TimiÅŸoara and the "BabeÅŸ Bolyai" University in Cluj-Napoca
The scope of the project is to sustain the quality of Romanian economic research through forming a young generation of academics capable of outstanding research, and to strengthen the development of networks between universities.
Henley Business School and the ICMA Centre are renowned for their education, research and links with the business world. The University of Reading is considered to be in the top ten research universities in the UK, whilst the ICMA Centre and the School of Economics are ranked high for research in Finance and Economics.
Professor Charles Sutcliffe, Head of School at the ICMA Centre said: "The ICMA Centre is very pleased to participate in this scheme, which gives us the opportunity to engage in research with some of Romania's brightest young researchers. We hope it will lead to research collaboration between staff at the ICMA Centre and academic researchers in Romania."
Professor Ion Stancu, Pro-Rector of the Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest said: "We are delighted to be involved in this project together with the ICMA Centre and the School of Economics at the University of Reading. We strongly believe that the success of such a project can be achieved only with the collaboration of the brilliant academic research colleagues at Reading, creating opportunities for future collaboration between our institutions."
The three -year long project starts in May 2010 and includes various activities, such as post-doctoral visits, workshops and conferences, as well as providing finance for 80 post-doctoral fellows to facilitate their work and promote their research outputs. The ICMA Centre and the School of Economics at the University of Reading will also host around 20 post-doctoral students from the above named universities.
The partnership was developed as part of the Sectoral Operational Programme for Human Resources Development 2007-2013 (SOP HRD), financed by the European Social Fund for Romania and the Romanian government.
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Notes for Editors:
Part of the triple accredited Henley Business School, the ICMA Centre was formed as the first active collaboration between the securities industry and a university finance department. We offer a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education, as well as professional and policy development research and consultancy. The ICMA Centre's aim is to deliver the highest standard in financial markets focused teaching, learning and research. Our unique integration of theory with practice is achieved through the use of the Centre's three state-of-the-art dealing rooms. All equipped by Thomson Reuters, the terminals run the latest industry simulation software as well as the Centre's own simulation software platform; ICTrader. See: www.icmacentre.ac.uk.
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