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Building an Excellency Network for Heightening Agricultural ecoNomic researCh and Education in Romania

Project Leader
Kantelhardt Jochen, BOKU Project Leader
Horizon 2020 - Spreading Excellence & Widening Participation - Teaming
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Agroscope Reckenholz Zürich, Switzerland.
Contact person: Stefan Mann;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe, Theodor-Lieser-Straße 2, D-06120 Halle, Germany.
Contact person: Thomas Herzfeld;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, Bvd. Marasti, no 59, sector , 011464 Bucuresti Bucuresti, Romania.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner

Further information:

Eder Michael, Project Staff
Kniepert Martin, Project Staff
Poppe Michaela, Project Staff (bis 30.09.2019)
Schodl Katharina, Project Staff
Leitgeb Friedrich, Project Staff
Morawetz Ulrich, Project Staff
Böck Kerstin, Project Staff
Kral Iris, Project Staff
Mitrofanenko Tamara, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Department of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of Spatial-, Landscape- and Infrastructure Sciences
Department of Sustainable Agricultural Systems
Institute for Landscape Development, Recreation and Conservation Planning
Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Economics (AFO)
Institute of Agricultural Engineering
Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management (IHG)
Institute of Sustainable Economic Development
Funded by
Commission of the European Communities, Rue de la Loi, Brussels, European Union
The general objective of the project ENHANCE is to fully realize and to further develop the currently existing scientific potential of the agricultural economists of the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest (USAVMB), particularly with respect to quantitative methods like modelling, simulation, and scientometrics as well as game theory, in order to support FMEIARD’s development as the leading actor in agricultural economics in Romania with a strong European network. This objective will be achieved through the following specific objectives:
1. to establish institutions within FMEIARD which provide incentives to increase the quality of research and teaching as well as broaden international networks beyond the project’s life-time;
2. to create the capacity for cutting edge research on level of the individual staff member and –consequently– at faculty level, through the application of targeted measures (training sessions, summer schools), aiming at the transfer of specific theoretical and methodological know-how and skills, specifically responding to the strengths, weaknesses and resulting development needs of FMEIARD;
3. to strengthen networking and cooperation with international research institutions, through the partnerships within the ENHANCE consortium itself, through a consequent mutual exchange of researchers and through the integration of an international, scientific advisory board.
4. to raise the standards of particularly post-graduate education through the implementation of summer-schools and the exchange of post-graduate researchers;
5. to develop future dissemination and funding acquisition strategies;
6. to develop a system of quality assurance to monitor and measure the progress and success of the collaboration.
Agricultural economics;
Research excellence; Networkbuilding; Knowledge transfer;
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