Who are we?
The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), established in 1991 as a school of governance and training of professionals for essential social areas, is a landmark in the Romanian academic setting. Known both nationally and internationally, SNSPA is a state institution of higher education, scientiﬁc research and professional academic training oﬀering undergraduate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral studies. SNSPA trains and develops professional competencies in Political Sciences, Sociology, Administrative Studies, International Relations, Diplomacy, European Studies, Communication Sciences, Psychology, Management, Human Resources, thus contributing to change at national and international level, a change based on democratic values and principles.
Why we are participating in the project
We are committed to the professionalization of higher education in Romania. We fully support the approach of the PROCSEE project.
Our role in the project
We are a partner contributing in all areas of the project: identifying challenges for PHE, elaborating policy proposals and recommendations for improving the field, and raising awareness of the PROCSEE approach in Romania.
Flavia Durach is assistant lecturer at the College of Communication and Public Relations, where she teaches Mass media and society (in Romanian), Project management I & II (in English), Public Opinion towards the EU (in English). Within the same institution, she is a member of the Center for EU Communication Studies. Her research interests include Euroscepticism, EU communication, EU Public Sphere, Europeanization of the Romanian society, and the study of media effects.
Monica Bîră is lecturer within the Faculty of Communication and Public Relations. She teaches Imagology, Analysis of the public image of leaders and institutions, and Crisis communication. Her research interests include social representations and identity theries.
Georgiana Udrea is Lecturer at the College of Communication and Public Relations, NSPSPA, and member of the Center for EU Communication Studies within the same institution. She holds a PhD in Communication Sciences, with a thesis that investigates the emergence of a European identity in young educated mobile people. Recent publications include a book (European Identity in Intercultural Context: Insights from Erasmus Students’ Experiences, 2014, Tritonic), and more than 30 articles and chapters (authored or co-authored) in peer-reviewed journals indexed in international data bases, and collective volumes focusing on EU-related topics, intercultural adaptation, online identity construction and management, and social media use in academic context.
Oana Ștefăniță is a teaching associate and researcher of the Faculty of Communication and Public Relations, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration. Oana has a PhD in Communication Sciences, her doctoral thesis addressing the media role in the Europeanization process and in creating a European identity, as well as the influence between the media agenda and the citizens’ agenda. She was the beneficiary of a Fulbright scholarship for research within the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, University of Georgia, USA (2014/2015), participating in academic and research activities.
Corina Daba-Buzoianu is lecturer in the Public Relations Department, where she teaches Imagology, Image analysis, Image crisis and Online crisis communication. Corina Daba-Buzoianu has a PhD in the epistemology of image and postdoctoral studies in qualitative research in communication. Her research focus includes image studies and social representations, identity-alterity relationship, crisis communication and qualitative research in communication. Starting with 2012, Corina Daba-Buzoianu is member in the Identity and Image Lab. She is currently, involved in several international research projects and in a national research project on ageing and technology. Since 2013, Corina Daba-Buzoianu is involved in organizing Qualitative Research in Communication international conference. Since 2012, she is also coordinating the Erasmus+ program in the College of Communication and Public Relations.
Camelia is a PhD student at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration. Her research interests include European integration, mass-media and EU communication.
Lucia Șerban Cațichi
Lucia Șerban Cațichi is an economist within the Financial department, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration. She has extensive experience in EU-funded projects in the area of higher education.