Online international week 2020


We are delighted to invite you to our

3rd International Week online (on ZOOM and TEAMS platforms)

between  November 9th and November 12th

There will be international conferences and free online workshops that may be of interest to you, your fellow colleagues and even your reseachers and students! Below you can find the detailed programme of the international week.

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Meeting ID: 990 0479 5404

Passcode: 7u133f


*Times shown in the table represent +2 GMT local time of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

English presentation

09:30-10:00  Connection test

10:00-10:15  Online registration

10:15-10:35  Welcome on behalf of the Management of Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (TUCN) and of the Senate of TUCN

                      Prof. Eng. Vasile Topa, PhD, Rector of the TUCN

                      Prof. Eng. Nicolae Burnete, PhD, President of the Senate of TUCN

10:35-10:45  Welcome on behalf of the Erasmus+ Office

10:45-11:00  Brief presentation of the international guests

11:00-11:20  Presentation of TUCN: The Future Is Engineering

11:20-11:50  Presentation of the International Relations Office, Erasmus+ Office, Centre de Reussite Universitaire (CRU) and Buddy Network

11:50-12:00  Timothee Toury  “Presentation of European University of Technology - EUt+ “ 

Asigned Director at EUt+, Timothée Toury has been Associate Professor at Université de technologie de Troyes (UTT) since 2006. He has been Director of Academic Affairs of UTT (2012-2015) and First Vice-President of Université de Champagne from (2016-2017). He has been a research engineer for technology transfer at the CNRS. He has more than 45 international reviewed papers, international patents, book chapters, leader of 5 and involved in 8 European, national and regional research projects. He has been associate professor at the Ecole militaire in Paris for 8 years. He is an expert for the French Commission des titres d’ingénieurs (ENAEE member), World Bank and AFD in university governance and higher education and pedagogy reform He co-initiated the original idea and the vision of the EUt+ initiative and led the structuring of this bid. He is the manager of this initiative

12:00-12:30  Short fun quiz (questions about participants’ countries)

12:30-13:00  Brief Romanian Language course


*Times shown in the table represent +2 GMT local time of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

English presentation

10:00-11:00     International Guest presentation

University of Cyprus - Elena Georgiou

University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia - Burhan Aan

CESI Paris - Stéphanie Dumortier

University of West Attica, Greece - Petros Karaisas

Polytechnic University of Cartagena - Maite Sánchez



Unity in diversity

11:05-11:20      Bernd Steffensen: "Knowledge Creating Teams for Sustainable Development - Interdisciplinary Research in the European University of Technology"

Professor at UAS Darmstadt (h_da). Studied sociology in Kiel, Bielefeld and Lancaster. In 2000, he was appointed professor at h_da for “innovation and technology assessment”. He took over as head of h_da’s Center for Research and Development in 2007 and was elected as vice president for research and technology transfer from 2010-13. He established the graduate school of h_da and is academic head of the PhD centre “Sustainability Sciences”. His research interests are sustainable development, technology and society, and engineering education and academic integrity.

11:20-11:35      Patrik O`Donnel: “Internationalization of inclusiveness and embeddedness in the European University of Technology

He is the leader of the Enterprise and Engagement theme on TU Dublin’s. Programme Implementation team. Pat has led change management in the merger of three higher education institutions making up Technological University Dublin. He led the engagement with external stakeholders from industry, business, employers, civic and community organisations and other areas such as measuring socio economic impact and planning for widening participation and careers services. Previously, Pat was Head of the School of Engineering at the Institute of Technology Tallaght and previously its Industry Liaison Manager. He is a Chartered Engineer and has a Masters in Interactive Multimedia.

11:35-11:50       Karlis Valtins: "C19 Stories on internationalization during pandemic from Riga Technical University”

He is head of International Projects in Riga Technical University since 2013. During the last seven years, Kārlis Valtiņš has been steering and managing implementation of 15 international projects, such as Erasmus Mundus, H2020, Erasmus+ KA107, Erasmus+ KA2, World Bank funded projects as well as local and regional initiatives. In parallel – RTU researcher in the field of social innovations and teacher of two courses entitled “Sociology of Management” and “Business Sociology”. He was a PhD candidate in University of Latvia, and in the past has worked in the private sector (education consultancy firm) and Riga city council (managing urban planning projects). Has published 5 papers in rank A reviewed international publications with topics that relate to social innovations, education and technology, 1 book chapter about transition from VET to HE in Latvia.

11:50-12:30     Discussions

12:30-12:40      Closing remarks


*Times shown in the table represent +2 GMT local time of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Romanian presentation

10:00-11:30     Prezentare Universitatea Europeană de Tehnologie EUt+

12:00-14:00     Strategia de internaționalizare a UTCN în cadrul programului Erasmus+ (întâlnire cu coordonatorii Erasmus+ pe facultăți)


*Times shown in the table represent +2 GMT local time of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

English presentation

10:00- 10:14    Erasmus Student Network Cluj-Napoca

10:15- 12:00    TUCN International Students Presentation

                         The students will present their countries and culture. 

 12:00 -12:15   Closing and final remarks

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