TIME SERIES OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES HIGHER EDUCATION IN ROMANIA

Elena Carmen Stoenoiu, I. Abrudan, L. Jäntschi

Abstract


In the last two decades in Romania a series of changes on both higher education and economy occurred. These changes had determined variations at the option to follow a profile at first level of higher education. The present study includes data about the evolution of the number of students in higher education at the agronomical profiles in the period 1991 to 2003. In order to analyze the trends referring to the agronomical profiles of Romanian higher education a mathematical model has been developed. The model integrates the following parameters: (1) the mean annual variation ratio (as absolute and relative values), (2) the increasing mean annual ratio (as absolute and relative values), (3) the number of students’ estimation for 1989 (as absolute value), (4) the numbers of students prediction for 2008, (5) the correlation coefficient, (6) the linear trend, (7) the number of students estimation for 1989 and (8) for 2008 obtained by the model. The mathematical model has been integrated into an online application, and here are analyzed and discussed. Using the descriptive information of public funds allocated on the last two years to four universities with agricultural profile from Romania, a discussion regarding the evolution of the composite index of unitary students on each university was open.

Keywords


Higher Education; Mathematical Model; Agronomical Profiles

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-hort:2109


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