Innovation and Development of HEIs. Competency Framework and Core Values of DUG's Management Team

AuthorGabriela Marchis
ISSN: 2067 9211 Performance and Risks in the European Economy
Innovation and Development of HEIs.
Competency Framework and Core Values of DUG’s Management Team
Gabriela Marchis1
Abstract: The European integration and globalisation are two important challenges faced by the universities,
together with the ageing process that affects the size and the distribution of the target group of any higher
education institution the students. In this context, the unТversТtТes’ management system of human resources
becomes very important. The performance and risks of any uni versity are influenced by the quality of their
employees and moreover, by the quality of the top-management team. This paper is trying to build on the
model of recruitment developed by the Council of Europe, because HEIs need talented professionals, capable
to work in multi-cultural environment. Thus, our paper tries to adapt the “Competency Framework and Core
Values” of the Council of Europe to the specific of Danubius University of Gal ati, in order to improve the
policy of recruitment, development and assessment of the management team. We hope that this paper will
represent a starting point of redesigning the human-resources management system at our university, and also,
it may represent an example of other uni versities in their process of renewing t heir strategies and policies of
development. The value of this paper consists mainly in the innovative approach a nd to the fact that the
results are original and unique and may be used for an education reform regarding HEIs’ management
Keywords: quality; leadership; decision making; managerial-operational-interpersonal competencies
JEL Classification: M51; M52; J31; I250; I280.
1. Introduction
Nowadays, “students СuntТng is a reality, as a secondary effect of globalisation and also of EU
integration. Competitiveness among HEIs in attracting students is very high. Only in some EU
regions, the universities are supported by the regional or even national government policies through
different aid schemes that have the role of attracting and maintain the young people in their
The ageing phenomenon together with declining demographics are increasing rapidly and the effects
becomes visible, shrinking the student pool. Some societies are ready to face this challenges and
others are “taken by surprТse”. Unfortunately, Romania belongs to the last category, where there are no
integrated strategies and policies of development in this regard. Under these circumstances, for
Romanian universities the competitiveness for students becomes harder and harder. Moreover, the
depressed socio-economic environment limits expansion opportunities, and the negative consequences
are reflected by the major drop in student enrolment and also, by the “braТn-draТn” towards western
EU countries.
1 Associate Professor, PhD, Danubius University of Galati, Romania, Address: 3 Blvd. Galati, Galati 800654, Romania, E-

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