International Open Access Week at the APAM

The inauguration of the International Open Access Week was opened with the meeting of rector Oleg Balan, Ph.D., professor, with international expert Angela Repanovici, PhD, professor at Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania. The meeting was attended by Vice-Rector Aurel Sîmboteanu, PhD, Associate Professor, and Rodica Sobieski-Camerzan, Director of the APAM Scientific Library. The topic of the discussion focused on the importance of open access to professional training and scientific research, on the ways of assessing the quality of scientific research, the involvement of Academic Libraries of the Academy in international projects, the aim being to modernize the library's activity, access to databases in the international space, offered by the EIFL-OA Moldova Program.

The event continued with the workshop "Using Bibliometric and Scientometric Indicators in the Evaluation of Scientific Research", supported by Angela Repanovici in front of teachers, masters and PhD candidates.

Rector Oleg Balan mentioned at the opening of the workshop that for the Academy of Public Administration scientific research is a priority direction and, in this context, the Academy focuses on international cooperation, being a partner in two international projects. It is currently negotiating on the third project with partners in Norway. The Rector also highlighted the benefits of this training course, which will strengthen the Academy's scientific capabilities to place it among the most prestigious institutions in the world.

During the training course, Ms. Angela Repanovici referred to the ways of using the bibliometric and scientometric indicators in the evaluation of scientific researches based on international and Romanian practices such as scientific production, the impact of research, national and international collaboration, attracting funds, number of books, scientific papers, scientific contracts, other aspects of quality assessment of scientific research and their international appreciation.

The Academy's first vice-rector, Andrei Groza, PhD, associate professor, gave a high appreciation to the training course, emphasizing the importance of studying English to facilitate access to the international scientific environment.

The training course ended with several questions and answers, with various aspects of the topic being addressed.

The International Open Access Week at the Academy of Public Administration, which will include several events, will be held until October 27th.

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