The Romanian – American University has had an international dimension and was deeply influenced by the American educational model since its foundation. The vision of the founder, Professor Ion Smedescu, had in its core the values and fundamental milestones of the American Higher Education system.
Throughout the three decades since the establishment of the Romanian – American University, ties with American Universities have been extremely strong, including the implementation of educational programs, the adaption of the curriculum, the involvement of American professors in the University’s management, exchanges of teachers and students, creating summer schools etc. There have been partnerships with numerous Universities from the USA, but also from North America, generally speaking. Subsequently, these partnerships have also been extended to Central and South America. Along the way, within our University, there was even a Center for Brazilian Studies.
The American Studies Center aims to become the main promoter of relations with America by supporting the continuous intensification of collaborations in academics: the development of mobility of students, teachers, academic staff, the organization of summer schools, double degree programs, attracting new students from this geographical area, all of which are among the objectives of the Center. The book in the center of the American Studies Center logo symbolizes all of these priorities.
The Center also aims to develop relations with the business environment, both with representatives of the American businesses in Romania and companies with a pronounced global dimension. The circle that frames the book in our logo conveys this integrated vision to the business environment, but also the academic one.