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Romanian-American University recognized as “Esteemed Academia” by European Retail Academy

We are pleased to announce that European Retail Academy highlighted Romanian-American University (RAU) on the occasion of the Opening of the Academic year.


The European Retail Academy (ERA) was founded in February 2005 at the World’s No. 1 Retail Trade Fair EuroShop (Düsseldorf, Germany) by Prof. Dr. Bernd Hallier and some of his academic friends to support the Bologna-process and the interaction between theory and application in the field. Today has links to more than 225 research-institutes for trade/marketing/ tourism all over the world. The ERA Hall of Fame selects each year distinguished personalities who stands out in terms of outstanding contributions within the international interaction of research and applied sciences; Philip Alexander Nobel, John L. Stanton, Léon F. Wegnez, Romano Prodi, Klaus Toepfer, and Robert Aumann were the distinguished personalities who have been honored by ERA in the last ix years.

The last agenda of the productive meeting between RAU Rector Ovidiu Folcut and Prof. Dr. Bernd Hallier included significant items of discussion, such as: the international transfer of know-how between business and universities, bringing more transparency on retail-research and retail-education; the actual need of anticipating skill needs in the commerce sector, taking into account the attention to be paid to the evaluation of philosophies offered by the steady upgrade of retail-technologies.

It is also worth mentioning that Prof. Dr. Bernd Hallier will participate on October 8, 2017, in Cologne (Köln) at ANUGA (the world’s largest and most important trade fair for food and beverages), at the Signing ceremony of the TUN EQA Memorandum of Understanding, a first step in building a new network as an excellent platform for global dialogue (TUN = Thematic University Network; EQA = Education and Qualification Alliance). Further Academic Institutions can join in the upcoming months – as well as Supporters from the international Standard Organizers and Businesses with interests in the Total Supply Chain from Farm to Fork.