The growing number of citizens interested in studying abroad globally, but also the increase in the number of higher education institutions creates an extremely competitive environment in the field of educational services so that, to survive and develop, universities must become international institutions by integrating a vision, global, international, intercultural dimensions in the way of functioning, management, development of institutional capacities, but also in all educational and research processes. It is crucial, in this context, that higher education institutions integrate into their development strategies policies relevant to the development and consolidation of their international profile. The internationalization of higher education is a necessity, given the fact that scientific research, academic knowledge, economic and technological globalization are increasingly interconnected globally, the role of individual actors being increasingly diminished. Increasing the quality of higher education depends fundamentally on the institutional capacity of universities to have access, but also to absorb the rapid and multi-directional development of knowledge in general.
Therefore, internationalization policies must be designed to provide all those involved in the educational process with the necessary resources to achieve fundamental objectives: increasing skills, abilities, knowledge both in the field of study and transversal, linguistic, intercultural for training graduates able to integrate and be competitive in the national and especially international labor market; creating international, intercultural perspectives to stimulate tolerance, behavioral attitudes in order to increase professional and social adaptability; improving educational processes in order to increase their quality through the exchange of good practices in the field of teaching-learning; improving and adapting teaching methods in line with international developments.
Higher education internationalization policies must be an integral part of all institutional processes, so that they cover all aspects inherent in ensuring quality education: curriculum reform and internationalization, language teaching / study, reform / renewal of teaching methods / learning, improving and internationalizing support services, providing support services to increase the employability of graduates.
The creation of an international University, in the case of UAB must become the fundamental institutional development goal for the coming years, given the challenges and risks inherent in the Romanian education system, but especially for the positive impact of this status : membership of international educational networks strengthens its development with major impact at regional and national level, supports the qualitative growth of all institutional, educational and research processes, facilitates the attraction of financial, material and human resources, increases the overall competitiveness of the institution in an environment Highly competitive, it allows for the development of innovation and technology transfer processes, ultimately improving the economy and supporting regional well-being.
In this context, UAB sets as its main objective in the medium and long term, to increase the number of international students, the number of foreign professors and researchers involved in teaching programs, scientific projects, exchange of experience and good practices at our University.
In this sense, UAB aims to implement, in the 2020-2024 period, a set of flexible policies to meet fundamental objectives in all areas of academic life in Alba Iulia: education, research, staff, partnerships , resources.