On the occasion of the beginning of the new academic year, the Ambassador of the United States of America to Romania, HE Mr. Adrian Zuckerman, had a short meeting with the Rector of the University of Bucharest (UB), Professor Marian Preda (photo R).
According to a press statement published on the university’s website, the visit aimed at consolidating and expanding partnerships and collaborations that the University of Bucharest has developed over the years, both with the Government of the United States of America and with universities in the United States.
The dialogue aimed, among other things, to initiate an educational support and tutoring program for gifted children from disadvantaged areas and especially in rural areas. The purpose of the program will be to provide children from disadvantaged backgrounds with material support, but also moral support for the transition from school to college, through mentoring programs supported by mentors (students and professors) at the University of Bucharest. The program will be launched by the end of this year, in a partnership between the University of Bucharest and the US Embassy.
The discussions held by the representatives of the two institutions come less than two months after the last meeting, occasioned by a visit paid by the U.S. ambassador to the University of Bucharest.
At the previous meeting held on August 3, additional to the rector of the University of Bucharest, participated also Scott A. Reese, advisor for the press and culture at the US Embassy in Romania, prof. Univ. dr. Mircea Dumitru, as director of Fulbright Romania, as well as several representatives of the University of Bucharest: prof. univ. dr. Carmen Chifiriuc, vice-rector of UB for Research, prof. univ. dr. Bogdan Ștefănescu, vice-rector of UB for Internationalization, associate professor dr. Sorin Costreie, vice-rector of UB for University Networks and Public Relations, and prof. univ. Dr. Marian Zulean, as co-director of the Black Sea Area Studies Program.