Friday, October 30, 2015, the historical Aula Magna of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE) hosted the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Association of Faculties of Economics in Romania (AFER). After 10 years of active and responsible involvement, AFER – the architect of the dialogue about the continuous improvement of economic education – is in the situation of a growing culture of assessment and measurement in education, research and innovation as we move to the next society, with a new emphasis on the economic contribution of higher education to economic and social life and the need to work in a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary way. AFER is a true platform for debate on the necessary evolution of economic higher education development in relation to key function: creation of knowledge through research; dissemination of knowledge through teaching and service; preservation of knowledge through libraries; bringing increasingly important contributions to the advancement of economic and social life of communities.
On the special occasion of this festive meeting Professor Ovidiu Folcut, Rector of the Romanian-American University, has received the distinction of Honorary Membership conferred by AFER upon persons of great distinction who have rendered exceptional service. It is worth remembering that RAU Rector Ovidiu Folcut was also the coordinator of the Chapters 19-27 of the AFER’s Volume “Pages from the Romanian Economic Higher Education History, 1843-2013” launched on the occasion of the celebration of 170 Years of Economic Higher Education in Romania. and the 100th Anniversary of the initiation of the First Congress of Romanian Economists (this celebration took place Friday, November 22, 2013, being hosted by the historical Aula Magna of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies – ASE). On that occasion Professor Ovidiu Folcut was awarded the “Diploma of Excellence”, this Diploma being handed over to RAU Rector by Professor Gheorghe ZAMAN, Vice President of the Economic, Law, and Sociological Sciences Section of the Romanian Academy, Director of the Institute of National Economy, Romanian Academy, President of the General Association of Economists from Romania, AGER, President of the Scientific Council of Romanian Scientific Society of Management, SSMAR, and Chairman of the Group of Experts of the Romanian Distribution Committee.
Let us also remember that within this context of the above mentioned celebration of the 10th anniversary of AFER, Jubilee Diplomas were conferred to Professors from our Romanian-American University (including to the Editor-in-Chief of the “Holistic Marketing Management” Journal).