Friday, October 30, 2015, the historical Aula Magna of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE) hosted the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Association of Faculties of Economics in Romania (AFER). After 10 years of active and responsible involvement, AFER – the architect of the dialogue about the continuous improvement of economic education – has proved true to its promise that it will always be devoted to a growing culture of assessment and measurement in education, research and innovation as we move to the next society, always with a new emphasis on the economic contribution of higher education to economic and social life and the need to work in a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary way. AFER actions constantly expressed both responsibility for the assumed objectives and determination in addressing the quality and consistency of the values and expectations of being the heart of the community that serves the needs and aspirations of higher economic education in Romania.
From the very beginning, AFER has assumed the role of a true platform for debate – for the universities for economics as integrated organizational actors, goal oriented and competitive – on the necessary evolution of economic higher education development in relation to key function: creation of knowledge through research; dissemination of knowledge through teaching and service; preservation of knowledge through libraries; bringing increasingly important contributions to the advancement of economic and social life of communities. Promoter and founder of AFER, Professor Ion Gh. Roşca, AFER President during 2005-2012 and Honorary President of AFER (2012-2013), led the quality of interaction at the level of the association, enhancing the intangible attributes of the interaction experience, motivated and inspired, introduced new directions, mobilized and revived, communicated differences, demonstrated value propositions and put them into practice, created resonance and connection, coordinating behaviors framing economic issues and appropriate lighting solutions in real time, created “rolling effect” of the auto-renewable wave of AFER.
Let us also remember that within the special context of this festive meeting celebrating the 10th anniversary of AFER, Distinctions of Honorary Membership and AFER Jubilee Distinctions and Diplomas were conferred to personalities of the Romanian Academy, business environment and AFER’s academic community.