The University of Bucharest is accredited through the Ministerul Educatiei, Cercetarii, Tineretului si Sportului, România (Ministry of Education, Research, Innovation and Sport of Romania), which is the governmental ministry responsible for determining the policies and direction of the educational system in Romania. The Ministry is further responsible for coordinating university efforts to prepare for the accrediting agency's periodic site visits and reviews. The University of Bucharest is further monitored by The Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS), an autonomous public institution of national interest, whose main mission is the external evaluation of the quality of Romanian higher education. ARACIS is a full member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and is registered in the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR).
PhD Program in Cultural Diplomacy & International Relations is a three year program (6 semesters) offered by the University of Bucharest in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy. The Doctoral studies allow the acquisition of a level 8 qualification according to The European Qualifications Framework and to The National Qualifications Framework. The main field of the Ph.D is International Relation, with the subfield in Cultural Diplomacy.
- The program offers students a core curriculum of International Relations, which will prepare the student for a vast array of career opportunities across the world.
- Students will have access to an expert faculty with experience in international politics and diplomacy, and will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work in a complex global order.
- Students will obtain an expertise in cultural diplomacy which is currently a rare yet rapidly increasing and important field within the public sector, private sector and civil society.
- Students of this program will be significantly advantaged in the political arena against students who simply obtain a PhD in international relations.
- Graduates will discover that the curriculum and faculty prepare them for evolving careers in academia and all public and private international sectors.
- Access to all ICD events and programs around the world, providing students with access to prominent experts in the field including various Heads of State, Ministers, and CEOs.
The program is a 3 year's program; the first 2 academic semesters are conducted in Berlin and composed of courses on Cultural Diplomacy. In addition, during the first 2 academic semesters, the students will undergo a Professional development program and a commission of professors will guide the students with their research. At the end of first academic year of the PhD, students will be required to elaborate the first research report on their specific chosen topic as the commission of professors and, in particular, the student's individual supervisor will guide the student with the development of the thesis.
During the second and third year of the Ph.D program students are not obliged to attend the doctoral school, but are required to stay in close and direct contact with the thesis supervisor and to present twice of each year a progress report with regards to the Ph.D thesis.
In the third year of the doctoral program, students are required to complete the thesis, and, once it has obtained the approval of the guiding commission and of the individual supervisor, students will submit their thesis for the public defense, which will take place in about 2-3 months after the thesis has received the approval.
Winter Semester 2016: February 8th, 2016
Fall Semester: October 1st, 2015
Winter Semester 2016: September 1st, 2015
Fall Semester: August 31st, 2015