The Department of Economic Informatics and Cybernetics is a part of the Faculty of Cybernetics, Statistics and Economic Informatics, within the The Bucharest University of Economic Studies.
The Department mission is to prepare graduate students, to assist postgraduate training of economists and high-schools teachers, to develop theoretical and applied research and to support theoretical and practical training.
Department of Economic Informatics and Cybernetics Development Strategy
The development strategy of Economic Informatics Department is defined by:
- University of Economic Studies Charta
- University of Economic Studies Strategic Development Program
- University of Economic Studies development directions from the Rector Management Program
- Faculty of Cybernetics, Statistics and Economic Informatics development directions which are part of the Dean Management Program
- Department development strategy
The strategic objective of the Department is to develop and implement a computer science and cybernetics educational process, that will help graduates to access the jobs market, to develop self-training skills and to gain the foundation for a future evolution in research.
1. Academic process
- Develop awareness of actual and future job market prerequisites;
- Continuous update of existing courses;
- Develop new extra-curriculum courses, based on current and future ICT trends;
- Elaborate academic materials using new presentation techniques;
- Periodic quality analysis of courses content;
- Set up an ICT curriculum based on practical laboratories;
- Increase the importance of applied informatics and cybernetics in economic disciplines by implementing ICT technologies and tools.
2. Personnel politics
- Set up a stimulating environment in order to assure the stability in education of young teachers
- Permanent dialogue with the graduates
- Set up a stimulating framework for the creation of an environment that encourages promotion only based on personal an team performance
- Set up a Web page for every member of the Department
- Continuous evaluation of the academic staff
- Identify the ways for attracting the candidates towards Economic Informatics specialization
3. Researching activity
- Teachers start research projects in collaboration with companies, in order to create a strong link between private sector and the university
- Attract the undergraduates with good performances in the department researching activity.
4. Publishing activity
- Articles and books publishing
- Development of a process for increasing the requirements for doctoral strategies
- Writing the Economic Informatics Treatise
- Intensification of the teachers publishing activity and support for the Department journal
5. Material base development
- Identification of funds for the development of the Department laboratories
- Setting up workgroups and the organization of scientific seminars
- Organizing of the International Conference on Economic Informatics
- The involvement of the INFOREC Association focused on the promotion and support of the economic informatics education.
The Team of Economic Informatics and Cybernetics
The Chair of Economic Informatics has 86 didactic positions, of which 57 are occupied by professors, associate professors, assistant professors, assistant lecturers and pre-assistant lecturers, while the others are allocated to specialists acting in research and/or production.
The members of the staff are economists, engineers and mathematicians, some of them having gained higher recognition in their field by having published books, monographs and articles.
The Head of the Department of Economic Informatics is Lect. Catalin BOJA, PhD.
The members of the Department of Economic Informatics academic staff that are also members of the Senate of the Academy of Economic Studies are:
- Prof. Constanta BODEA, PhD
- Prof. Albu CRIȘAN, PhD
- Prof. Mihai ROMAN, PhD
- Prof. Ion Gh. ROŞCA, PhD
- Prof. Virginia MĂRĂCINE, PhD.
- Lect. Catalin BOJA
- Lect. Razvan BOLOGA, PhD
The members of Economic Informatics Department staff that participate at the Faculty Council meetings are:
- Prof. Albu CRIȘAN, PhD
- Prof. Constanţa BODEA, PhD
- Prof. Marian DÂRDALĂ, PhD
- Prof. Bogdan GHILIC-MICU, PhD
- Prof Ion LUNGU, PhD
- Prof. Virginia MĂRĂCINE, PhD
- Prof. Gheorghe RUXANDA, PhD
- Prof. Ion SMEUREANU, PhD
- Prof. Marian STOICA, PhD
- Assoc. Prof. Paul POCATILU, PhD
- Lect. Cătălin BOJA, PhD
- Lect. Razvan BOLOGA, PhD
- Department of Economic Informatics and Cybernetics
- Calea Dorobanţi, 15-17, Sector 1, Bucharest, 010552 (room 2314)
- Phone: +4 021 319 19 00, ext. 319, 336
- Fax: +4 021 311 20 66
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: http://dice.ase.ro
The Department of Economic Informatics and Cybernetics Laboratories
The Economic Informatics laboratories are equipped with more than 500 computers which include work places for students (workstations and/or standalone computers) and dedicated systems and servers. The computers are integrated into Microsoft Windows and UNIX local networks that are integrated into the network of the AES. This facilitates the access to any local workstation, wherever it might be placed.
The laboratory was established in 2004 with the support of Crystal System. The ERP laboratory offers the students the chance to study the latest technological achievements in the ERP field. The laboratory features 20 computers and its own library. The ERP Laboratory is often used for hosting various ERP oriented teaching activities and is part of the SAP Academic Alliances.
Information Access Centre
A Memorandum of Understanding between the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity & Promotion and the Academy of Economic Studies for the Establishment of Information Access Centre was signed on 25th of August, 2003 and the project was ready for public and free access on 16th of October (two months later), but the configuration was set up in only two weeks. The Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity & Promotion was established as Information Telecommunications Training Centre under the Ministry of Information and Communication with a mission to develop professional human resources in 1984, a period of inception of computerization nationwide, promoted regional computerization, led the national education program to make Korea one of the highest computer literate countries in the world.
The Information Access Centre, located in the “Virgil Madgearu” building, has been developed only because of a great team, part of the Department of Economic Informatics. It consists of the IT infrastructure for the Internet Plaza, the Computer Training Laboratory and the Seminar Room.
All the period, beginning with 16th of October, 2003, the Information Access Centre was operational and free for public access, so each day, 400 individuals could visited and use the resources offered by the Korean Agency and updated by Romanian team located in the Department of Economic Informatics. The Computer Training Laboratory and the Seminar Room were available all this period for national or international conferences, symposiums, or research sessions of the professors or students from our institution, Korean agency or any third party.
In February 2004, a Korean Internet Volunteers team, composing of professors and university students, provided an educational program for three weeks to the local community of our institution. In 2006 all computers where upgraded to keep the pace with the technology.
The Microsoft Laboratory
The laboratory is managed by the Microsoft Student Partners of AES. In the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies the Microsoft Student Partners program, as part of MSDN Academic Alliance, functions with the support of two students’ organizations with tradition, the Independent Union of Students from the Faculty of Economics, Cybernetics, Statistics and Informatics, and the Association of Students in Accounting and Management Information Systems (ASCIG). Moreover, the Microsoft Student Partners of AES are also supported by the AES Network Department. The laboratory is directed towards students passionate about Microsoft technologies. The objective is to raise the students’ level of knowledge in the IT domain, as well as to facilitate the communication between the academic environment and Microsoft but also with other companies, which are Microsoft partners.
There are 20 people employed for the maintenance and functioning of the laboratories, members of the Department of Economic Informatics, technical staff: engineers, analysts, technicians. The laboratories are available 14 hours per day, 5 days per week. More information on www.microsoft.ase.ro.
Marcel Voica is the coordinator of the Economic Informatics Laboratories. The Economic Informatics network manager is Cătălin Silvestru.