In the period April 26-27, 2018, the representatives of SAUM participated in the 4th edition of the International Forum „Fostering Knowledge Triangle in Moldova /TRIANGLE-2018”, which was hosted by Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova.
Starting from the premise that Higher Education Institutions play a vital role in attracting talents, educating the labour force of the future and training the next generation of researchers, the Forum „TRIANGLE-2018” aimed at increasing the visibility of research performed by universities and fostering their impact on the development of research and innovation policies in the Republic of Moldova at national and international level. Particular attention was paid to identifying sources of funding for research and development activities and facilitating access to financial resources to develop innovative projects for SMEs in order to stimulate the innovative initiatives in Moldova as well as their internationalization.
The ELEVATE „Elevating the Internationalization of Higher Education in Moldova” Consortium Partners of the Erasmus + Program Capacity Building in Higher Education gathered within the framework of this Forum.
Separate sessions were devoted to the promotion of the Projects ReSTART „Reinforce entrepreneurial and digital skills of students and teachers to modernize higher education in MOLDOVA” and SMART „Fostering university enterprise cooperation and entrepreneurship of students through smart caffes – SMART”, which are implemented at SAUM in the period October 15, 2017 and October 15, 2020.
The Forum brought together outstanding personalities, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, representatives of the EU Delegation to Moldova, the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research, business environment, academic staff as well as students, master and doctoral degree students from all over the country who are involved in research and development activities in various fields.