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The impact of economic crisis on higher education: Introduction

ERI-Net, the network of research institutions in the education field comprising of eight countries in Asia and the Pacific and established by UNESCO in 2009, has carried out a detailed investigation regarding the impact of the global financial crisis on Higher Education in the area.
The results of the study showed that many countries of the region didn´t reduce the public finances to the sector. On the contrary, in the medium-long term, they have adopted, as a common strategy to overcome the crisis, a massive investment policy in Higher Education, also through incentive systems and firm support to public-private partnerships.

First published as Introduction of the volume The Impact of Economic Crisis on Higher Education, published by UNESCO Bangkok, Thailand. Reprinted with permission.

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The approach of an intelligent system for stopping the phenomenon of migration of young people during the economic crisis

This study identifies and proposes the approach of a new intelligent system regarding stopping the phenomenon of migration of young people during the current economic crisis. We investigate the manner in which the labour market and the educational system in Romania can contribute to the option of emigration as the only saving opportunity for more and more young people. The economic crisis influences the social-economic development and has a major impact on the decision of young people to migrate from Romania to those countries that may offer a general framework optimum for their future human and professional development. The objectives refer to the assessment of the tendencies of the migration phenomenon and to the analysis of the impact for the educational system. In the end, possible solutions are searched for the identified problems, with the purpose of drawing attention to the loss of our country, due to the migration of the most important segment of the labour market in Romania: the young people. The inductors of migration among young people are the professional-educational factors motivated by the wish to attend a form of higher education and the aspiration to a profession according to their formation. The impact of this study is produced in practice, through the results and conclusions of the analysis carried out.

Article first published in CES Working Papers, V. 4, n. 3, 2012, pp. 323-339. Reprinted with permission

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