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Erasmus+ Programme offers to European universities the possibility to establish partnerships with HEIs outside EU and elaborate mobility programsjoint degree programsprograms of international cooperation for capacity building and staff development in countries outside EU. More details on the impact and achievements of Erasmus+ in Moldova are available in this publication - Erasmus+ Programme in the Republic of Moldova. 

Moldova joined the Bologna Process in May, 2005. Once the process started, our country has assumed responsibilities and actively involved into the process of reforming and modernizing higher education and bringing it closer to European standards. A series of reforms that were implemented led to approaching Moldovan higher education system to the European one. The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) was one of the first changes introduced in all Moldovan Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). 

According to latest statistics, there are 31 HEIs in Moldova, accredited by the Ministry of Education, including 19 public and 12 private

Higher education in Republic of Moldova, except medical and pharmaceutical studies, is realized in three cycles

  • Cycle I - Bachelor studies, with a duration of 3 to 4 years, corresponding to 60 credits per year of study
  • Cycle II -  Master studies, with a duration of 1 to 2 years, corresponding to a number of 90-120 credits
  • Cycle III - Doctoral studies, with a duration of 3 years, corresponding to 180 credits. 

In the study year 2014-2015 the number of Moldovan students reached 89529 persons. Decreasing, compared to previous years. Most popular domains remain Economy, Law and Education Sciences.

Starting November, 2014, a new Code of Education is in force in Moldova. Here are the priorities established by the document regarding higher education: 

  • university autonomy (financial, academic, organizational)
  • doctoral school 
  • quality assurance and institutional accreditation 
  • joint degrees. 

Higher Education Institutions challenges are: 

  • implementation and development of doctoral studies in the new framework of Doctoral schools
  • knowledge and technology transfer in higher education institutions (triangle education - research - innovation)
  • lobby and advocacy
  • implementation of the new approaches for studies
  • internationalisation and joint degrees.

Tempus projects are implemented in Moldova starting 1994. Until 2011 Moldovan HEIs have gathered a wide experience, being part of over 60 Tempus projects. Last ones will end in 2017. Starting with the implementation of EU's new programme for Education Erasmus+ Tempus projects will be gradually replaced by Capacity Building projects. Since 2004 over 900 students and 200 academic staff from Moldova have benefited from mobility projects with Erasmus+. 

Moldovan HEIs in the Erasmus+ Programme, 2017