TRIANGLE 2017 International and Practical Forum



International FORUM


Hosted by the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova
Chisinau, Moldova
23-24  March 2017

Moldova (ASEM) in 2017 was realized under the theme “FOSTERING INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION FOR STRENGTHENING KNOWLEDGE TRIANGLE in MOLDOVA” in order to foster international cooperation among Higher Educational Institutions from Moldova and European Universities and to support strengthening the role of universities in linking EDUCATION, RESEARCH and INNOVATION in a KNOWLEDGE TRIANGLE in Moldova.

Due to the fact, that Several policy statements stress that higher education institutions (HEIs) have a central role in building a Europe where the impact of knowledge accumulation can be measured in terms of economic, social and ecological progress.

The Knowledge Triangle highlights the importance of jointly fostering research, education and innovation, and of paying due attention to the linkages between them.

The TRIANGLE 2017 was held with the support of the European Commission through:

  • INTEGRA project “Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in European Economic Integration Studies“.

Some workshops and round tables within the Forum’s sessions were supported by the following projects, co-financed by the European Commission:

  • ELEVATE project – “Elevating the internationalisation of higher education in Moldova”, co-financed by the Erasmus + programme of the European Union;
  • EU2INNO project “Jean Monnet Chair in EU Policies towards Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship», co-financed by the Erasmus + programme of the European Union;
  • TEMPUS Entrepreneur Alumni NETwork EANET project

This forum represents also a follow-up and dissemination activity within FKTBUM project ”Fostering the Knowledge Triangle in Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova” (co-financed by the Tempus programme).

The Forum opened with a look at the above links of the KNOWLEDGE TRIANGLE on a systemic level, through the eyes of the hosting country Moldova, while taking into account the European Commission’s view on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), and we will be inspired by major academic voices on the national and European levels. Further to the forum, was discussed in details into each of the key features of the Knowledge Triangle. The three parallel Forum sessions were develop the three major themes, namely identifying professional higher education in the EHEA, creating knowledge in the institutions in close cooperation with stakeholders, and finally how to make this Knowledge Triangle work, for the benefit of institutions, students and graduates.