CDUMP Charter

With legal notice granted by the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports on March, 22nd 2012

Content

  • CHAPTER 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS

    art. 1 - art. 7
  • CHAPTER 2 UNIVERSITY MISSION AND OBJECTIVES

    art. 8 - art. 10
  • CHAPTER 3 UNIVERSITY AUTONOMY

    art. 11 - art. 16
  • CHAPTER 4 RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY MEMBERS

    art. 17 - art. 51
  • CHAPTER 5 STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE UNIVERSITY

    art. 52 - art. 55
  • CHAPTER 6 MANAGEMENT STRUCTURES OF THE UNIVERSITY

    art. 56 - art. 117
    GENERAL PRINCIPLES - Article 56 ... Article 64
    THE SENATE - Article 65 ... Article 76
    THE ADMINISTRATION BOARD - Article 77 ... Article 80
    THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL DOCTORAL STUDIES - Article 81 ... Article 88
    THE FACULTY BOARD - Article 89 ... Article 100
    THE DOCTORAL SCHOOL COUNCIL - Article 101 ... Article 107
    THE DEPARTMENT BOARD - Article 108 ... Article 117
  • CHAPTER 7 UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES

    art. 118 - art. 156
    SENATE SPECIALTY COMMITTY- Article 118 ... Article 125
    THE COMMITTEE FOR QUALITY EVALUATION AND INSURANCE - Article 126 ... Article 130
    THE COMMITTEE FOR AUDIT AND QUALITY INSURANCE - Article 131 ... Article 140
    THE COMMITTEE FOR ACADEMIC ETHICS AND DEONTHOLOGY - Article 141 ... Article 150
    THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE - Article 151 ... Article 156
  • CHAPTER 8 MANAGEMENT POSITIONS

    art. 157 - art. 191
    THE RECTOR - Article 157 ... Article 163
    THE VICE – RECTORS - Article 164 ... Article 172
    THE DIRECTOR OF COUNCIL FOR UNIVERSITY DOCTORAL STUDIES - Article 173 ... Article 176
    THE DEAN - Article 177 ... Article 182
    THE VICE – DEANS - Article 183 ... Article 184
    THE DIRECTOR OF THE DOCTORAL SCHOOL - Article 185 ... Article 187
    THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT - Article 188 ... Article 191
  • CHAPTER 9 ELECTIONS FOR MANAGERIAL STRUCTURES

    art. 192 - art. 245
    GENERAL PRINCIPLES - Article 192 ... Article 205
    THE UNIVERSITY ELECTION OFFICE - Article 206 ... Article 208
    DEPARTMENT ELECTIONS - Article 209 ... Article 211
    FACULTY ELECTIONS - Article 212 ... Article 217
    ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE - Article 218 ... Article 225
    ELECTION OF THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT - Article 226 ... Article 233
    THE DESIGNATION OF THE RECTOR, VICE – RECTORS, DEAN AND VICE – DEANS - Article 234 ... Article 239
    VALIDATION OF THE ELECTIONS - Article 240 ... Article 245
  • CHAPTER 10 THE ADOPTION, SUPERVISION AND AMENDMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY CHARTER

    art. 246 - art. 255
    THE ADOPTION OF THE UNIVERSITY CHARTER - Article 246 ... Article 249
    THE COMPLIANCE SUPERVISION OF THE UNIVERSITY CHARTER - Article 250 ... Article 252
    THE AMENDMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY CHARTER - Article 253 ... Article 255
  • CHAPTER 11 TRANSITORY AND FINAL PROVISIONS

    art. 256 - art. 259

Detailing articles by chapters

CHAPTER I GENERAL DIRECTIONS

 Article 1

University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”  in Bucharest is a higher education institution with legal personality, of public interest.

University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”  is the successor of the National School of Medicine and Pharmacy, founded in 1857, of the Faculty of Medicine, founded in 1867, and of the Faculty of Stomatology, established in 1949. 

Article 2

University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”  of Bucharest is individualized by:

  • a) name: University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” in Bucharest;
  • b) coat of arms, seal and flag, established by the University Senate;
  • c) “Carol Davila” University’s day, celebrated each year;

Article 3

The University's community comprises students, teaching and research staff and auxiliary teaching and research staff.

Other members of the University's community are those licentiate alumni who pursue a form of post-graduate training within the University, teaching staff and researchers who have worked in the University, without having prerogatives or decisional or electoral competencies within the University. Romanian and foreign personalities who hold honorific titles awarded by the University are also considered part of the University's community, but they have no prerogatives or decisional or electoral competencies.

The University's community uses ancillary and administrative personnel in its activity.

Members with full rights and electoral rights (to elect and be elected) are only tenured teaching and research staff, according to art. 291 of Law no. 1/2011- National education law, and students registered at the University.

Article 4

The University grounds consist of the entirety of the edifices, plots of land, University campuses, and facilities of any kind and with any purpose used by UMPCD Bucharest, regardless of the juridical title under which it is entitled to use them.

The  Board of Administration is responsible for the development of the material supplies of University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”   with the approval of the Senate.

UMPCD uses premises and facilities which belong to the Ministry of Health, the local public administration or ministries with their own healthcare network.

Other teaching institutions may conduct activities within the Universitary premises of UMPCD only with the approval of the UMPCD Senate, under conventions or contracts drawn for this purpose.

 Article 5

The premises of UMPCD are infrangible. Access to the Universitary is allowed only with an identity card or permanent or temporary badge. In cases of emergency or flagrante law enforcement agents may intervene in the space of the University in compliance with legal provisions.

Living quarters in the campus' establishments benefit from the same legal protection as private homes. Law enforcement agents may not carry out round-ups or other routine operations without permission from the Rector of UMPCD, or his delegate.

Circulation in the University space may not be hampered. The intervention of firefighters and ambulances, in case of emergency, may not be hindered.

With the exception of cases of emergency, the access of the members of the University community in the University premises may not be restricted. The right to strike may not be exerted by denying the access of University community members to the Universitary space.

The University Senate or the Faculty Council may regulate the restriction of access in the University grounds during student holidays, legal holidays or during the organization of activities with controlled access.

 Article 6

UMPCD is apolitical. Within the Universitary premises of  UMPCD, it is forbidden:

  • a) the creation and functioning of parties or other political factions, as well as the carrying out of political organization or propaganda activities;
  • b) religious proselytism;
  • c) activities which violate general moral norms, endangering the physical or mental health of the members of the University's community or of the auxiliary or administrative personnel.

 Article 7

In UMPCD discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, social origin, political or religious orientation, sexual orientation or any other type of discrimination is not tolerated, with the exception of affirmative measures stated by the law.

CHAPTER II THE OBJECTIVES AND THE MISSION OF THE UNIVERSITY

Article 8

The mission  of UMPCD  is to generate and transfer knowledge towards the society through the following objectives:

  1. forming and improving qualified and highly qualified human resources;
  2. hoarding and diffusing scientific, cultural, social and ethical values in the bio-medical domain;
  3. promoting the critical spirit and thinking amongst the specialists and the population, in their domain of activity;
  4. scientific and cultural development in the bio-medical domain;
  5. the participation at the universal development of the bio-medical sciences;
  6. the affirmation of the national scientific values in the domain and their integration in the European and international activity;
  7. the development of consciousness and growing behavior and promoting the state values in their domain of activities, as well as the principles of human freedom and democracy.

 Article 9

UMPCD fulfills the assumed goals by:

  1. forming highly trained specialists in the field of the protection of health, learning and scientific research, at international level;
  2. postgraduate training of specialists in their domains at all levels through specific programs (residency, senior specilists, lectures and internships to specialize and continuing training programs);
  3. fundamental and applicative scientific research;
  4. postgraduate training and advanced training courses for the specialists in scientific research through specific methods (masters degree, doctorate, refresher courses);
  5. development of specific connections between UMPCD and the national health system;
  6. the contribution towards granting specialty medical care and high performance through the members of its academic community, high class specialists;
  7. promoting in the University community a climate of trust and freedom, for whom the basic rules are the objectivity and mutual respect among the University members;
  8. developing the cooperation with other academic institutions, both at national and international level. 

Article 10

To accomplish its mission and goals, the University can associate with other higher education institutions and other organizations under the conditions set by the University Senate.

CHAPTER 3 UNIVERSITY AUTONOMY

Article 11

UMPCD  works on the basis of university autonomy, understood as 'self leading' with a legal framework formed by the Romanian Constitution, Law no. 1/2011, the University Charter and its own regulations.

 Article 12

University autonomy is manifested in the following domains:

  1. organization and functioning of the University;
  2. financial and administrative;
  3. didactic and scientific;
  4. jurisdictional.

 Article 13

University  autonomy in the organization and functioning of the University is seen through:

  1. the right to choose the leading structures in compliance with the law;
  2. the right to draw up its own regulations whilst respecting the ongoing legislation;
  3. the right to select the teaching group, researchers, technical and administrative personnel and students according to the law;
  4. the right to establish and improve its own structures;
  5. the right to establish the academic staff roster in relation with the human and financial resources at their disposal and in agreement with the ongoing legislation;
  6. the right to initialize and accomplish any other activity according to the legal regulations and international agreements with the Senate approval;
  7. the right to initialize and develop international exchanges.

 Article 14

University autonomy in the financial and administrative domain is manifested, under  the law, through:

  1. the right to use the budget and financial resources at their disposal according to the needs, priorities and own decisions;
  2. the right to have an income trough scientific research and other benefits;
  3. the right to establish fees;
  4. the right to distribute the investments and endowments;
  5. the right to perform bank financial operations with any partners according to their own material demands;
  6. the right to receive donations with the approval of the Senate;
  7. the right to grant scholarships and to perform payments;
  8. the right to administrate the universitary premises and the whole patrimony, according to its own necessities;
  9. the right to organize productive and service units, which bring financial or any other profits under the provisions of the present Charter.
  10. own funds are constituted through activities which do not affect the University's prestige and observe the university laws and ethics;
  11. the use of own funds is decided by the Administration Council;
  12. the contracts with public institutions and other economic operators foreseeing programs for fundamental and applicative research or to increase the level of qualification of the specialists with academic education is done by observing the law, respecting the material and academic interests of the University. 

Article 15

University autonomy in the teaching and scientific domain is done through:

  1. the right to set, under the law, its own standards for teaching and research at all levels;
  2. the right to organize activities for continuous formation and improvement;
  3. the right to establish the teaching plans in agreement with the experience and rules of the European Union;
  4. the right to establish standards of evaluation of the teaching level of the subjects in agreement with the scientific performance experiments;
  5. the right to participate in didactic and scientific international programs organized by the European Union or other structures;
  6. the right to initiate and launch scientific research programs;
  7. the right to take part into competitions to obtain research grants;
  8. the right to attract private funds for the private study and scientific research;
  9. the right to use the financial resources resulted from the contract - based research activity according to its needs;
  10. the right to create didactic and scientific publications and to have its own publishing house;
  11. the right to organize specific research structures;
  12. the right to participate in national and international scientific organizations;
  13. the right to evaluate the scientific research based on its own criteria.

Article 16

University autonomy in the jurisdictional domain is manifested through the right to decide on the implementation of the Universitary Charter, also through connection with all the problems that are under its competence, in compliance with the law.

CHAPTER IV THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Article 17

 From an administrative point of view, the members of the University community have the following rights and duties:

  1. To participate in the management of all activities of the University
  2. To elect and to be elected in a management position without any sort of discrimination unless there are laws that require special criteria to be eligible.
  3. To contest any decision in rank as would be the case in a court case
  4. To perform all tasks required by the position held to the best of one’s abilities
  5. To respect the university charter and the rules that are mentioned in it.

Article 18

 From a professional point of view, the members of the university community have the following rights:

  1. To grow and improve their work
  2. To choose their research topics in their respective fields freely, within academic freedom, and with respect to ethical and legal guidelines
  3. To publish, communicate and discuss the findings of the research within the confines of the university and beyond
  4. To ascend in rank, in accordance with the legal requirements and standards set by the Senate of the University
  5. To guarantee their intellectual and industrial property in accordance with the guidelines of the university code of ethics

Article 19

Persons teaching and conducting research have access to the materials and resources of the University that will allow them to complete their work.

Article 20

Teachers have the right to propose any improvements to the way of teaching a course. Students are considered active partners in this process.

 Article 21

 The members of the university community have the right to express their opinions when it comes to their respective fields, in accordance with the guidelines of the university code of ethics.

Article 22

 The members of the university community have the obligation to respect the ethical standards established by the University Senate.

Article 23

 Members of the university community benefit from medical and pharmaceutical assistance of the highest quality, offered by the University specialists for free.

Article 24

 The members of the university community have the right to benefit from pay raises and other material gains for other activities, all within the limits of the law.

Article 25

 Members of the university community have the right to set up any foundation or association, relating to their work or cultural in nature, and to take part in these organizations within the limits of the law.

Article 26

 Members of the university community can become part of any student organizations or unions, with the intents of protecting the rights under the law, without the possibility of these actions to promote discrimination or oppression. Their right to petition is not infringed upon.

The collaboration between the management of the university and the legal organizations is based on terms agreed by both parties.

The university management and the student organizations can develop programs to improve the progress and career orientation of students.

Article 27

 In UMPCD it is prohibited to discriminate against someone on the bases of their political affiliation, age, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation or other similar criteria.

Article 28

 The classes will not be disturbed while teaching activities are in progress by any public or university authority unless there is an emergency. An evaluation of the teaching process is not considered a disturbance.

Article 29

 The audio or video recording is allowed only with the permission of the person who is conducting the teaching activity.

Article 30

The reproduction of any audio or video of teaching activities by students is allowed only with the written consent of the respective teaching department.

Article 31

 The protection against people or groups of people that try to slander high ranking members of the university community or try to impede their rights or obligations is offered within the university premises. Their protection is ensured at the request of the Dean or Rector.

Article 32

The academic staff of the University benefit of the right to reserve their teaching position during the period in which public functions or those of other nature are fulfilled, according to art.304 of Law nr.1/2011.

Article 33

Tenured teachers who, on their initiative, requests to specialize or participate in scientific research in the country or abroad, have the right, in agreement with the University management, to an unpaid leave of maximum 3 years in a span of 7 years, if there is proof of that activity.

 Article 34

Tenured teachers can benefit from an unpaid leave for one academic year, every 10 years, with the approval of the University management. Professors and lecturers or grant directors who for 6 consecutive years conducted research grants and served in the same university can benefit from a sabbatical. During the sabbatical year, they receive up to a basic salary, with the approval of the university Senate, and keeps his title as holder, but are exempt from conducting activities in the job description.

Article 35

Not taking the annual leave gives the right to have the remaining leave during the vacations of the next academic year.

Article 36

Teaching and research staff shall be entitled to interrupt their academic work and reserve their position, to raise and care for a child up to 2 years and up to 3 years for children with disabilities. This right applies only to one parent or legal guardian.

Article 37

The teaching staff, support staff and research staff sent by the University in training activities or for scientific purposes benefit from the right provided by law for staff on travel, as well as the payment of the participation fee, within budget funds allocated for these activities and from other sources, including research contracts and sponsorships.

 Article 38

The University, with the endorsement of the Dean and the approval of the Board, may cover full or partial travel expenses and participation of members of the university community in scientific events organized in the country and abroad, within the limit of the available amounts.

Article 39

At the conclusion of the relocation abroad for professional purposes, within three months, the academic staff will submit proposals to exploit the results of the action for which they received the approval of relocation.

Article 40

Children of the academic staff are exempt from paying the fees for enrollment in the entrance exams.

Article 41

PhD coordinators who have retired have the right to complete doctorates in progress until the age of 70 years;

Article 42

Teaching or research staff, PhD coordinators, after the age of 65 years, may supervise new doctoral students under a joint supervision with a teaching or a research staff which have not reached the retirement age during the whole doctorate development.

Article 43

Doctorate coordinators from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" can lead doctorates in joint supervision with doctorate coordinators from other institutions organizing Doctoral Studies or from the same institution organizing Doctoral Studies but with different specializations.

Article 44

Doctoral leadership after retirement is paid in hourly regime.

Article 45

Teaching and research staff can continue working after retirement under a fixed-term contract of one year with approval of the Senate, with the possibility of annual extension, with no age limit. The criteria underlying the approval of prolonging working after retirement age are established by the University Senate.

Article 46

Retired teachers and research staff keep their teaching and research title acquired before retirement.

Article 47

Teachers who have reached retirement age can receive, by decision of the Senate, the honorary title of emeritus professor for professional excellence. The criteria underlying the granting of the title of emeritus professor shall be decided by the University Senate.

Article 48

UMPCD students can attend similar courses in other faculties or foreign countries with which the University has signed collaboration agreements for a limited period of time. Equating these studies is based on recognition or agreements and conventions concluded by the University, under the law.

Article 49

During their studies, regulated by law, students have the following rights.

  1. to benefit equally and unrestrained by the conditions and material resources offered by the institution;
  2. to use classrooms and seminar rooms, laboratories, lecture halls, libraries, sports facilities, clubs and any other means provided by the institution for a thorough professional training for scientific, cultural and sports activities;
  3. to receive scholarships and other forms of material support, according to the law;
  4. to participate in scientific activities;
  5. to receive domestic and international mobility;
  6. to be part of student organizations;
  7. to elect and be elected as student representatives in the governing structures of the Faculty and University;
  8. to petition any complications pertaining to student life;
  9. to control, through their representatives, student dormitories and canteens;
  10. to ask for and receive response to any requests related to aspects of university life;
  11. to initiate and propose measures for improving various aspects of university life interests;
  12. to benefit from an accurate and fair assessment;
  13. to express their views on the quality of learning and teaching staff needed.

Article 50

Students have the following duties:

  1. to participate in the teaching activity, according to the law;
  2. to meet the requirements of curricula and university study programs;
  3. to respect academic discipline, have a civilized behavior in their relations with colleagues, teaching, administrative and technical staff;
  4. to carefully use the material goods available in laboratories, libraries, dormitories, canteens or those entrusted to them by authorized persons and to maintain the university premises clean;
  5. In UMPCD the deadline for obtaining the transferable 60 credits is the first month of the following academic year.

Article 51

Any member of the university community who consider themselves victims of injury may address complaints or request an audience with the upper echelon to the person considered to have wronged him.

Results of an examination may be disputed by the one who believes is wronged. The contestation is analyzed and resolved according to the regulations of the respective examination.

CHAPTER V STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE UNIVERSITY

Article 52

The structural organization of the University is the following:

  1. The University is constituted of faculties;
  2. The faculties are constituted of departments;
  3. The departments are constituted of clinics and/or disciplines.

Article 53

The functional organization of the licence and master studies is the following:

  1. At the level of the university is the University Senate and the Administration Council;
  2. At the level of the faculty is the Faculty Council;
  3. At the level of the department is the Council of the Department.

Article 54

The functional organization of the doctoral studies is the following:

  1. At the level of the university is Council for Doctoral Studies;
  2. At the level of the faculty is the Council of the Doctoral School adjunct to the Council for Doctoral Studies.

Article 55

The functional organization of the postgraduate studies and the training in the residency which has in its structure The Medical Pedagogic Formation Centre, is the following:

  1. At the level of the university is the Department of the Postgraduate Studies and Training in the Residency adjunct to the Council of Administration and the Senate;
  2. At the level of the faculty is the School of Postgraduate Studies and Training in the Residency adjunct to the Faculty Council;
  3. The structures and the leading functions of the Department of Postgraduate Studies and Training in the Residency and of the School of Postgraduate Studies and Training in the Residency are established by the University Senate under the nomination of the Administration Council.

CHAPTER VI THE LEADING STRUCTURES OF THE UNIVERSITY GENERAL PRINCIPLES

Article 56

UMPCD is made up of the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Dentistry, the Faculty of Pharmacy and the Faculty of Midwives and Medical Assistants. In the University structure there is the Department of Postgraduate Studies and Training in the Residency.

Article 57

The Rector represents legally the University in relation with third parties and fullfils the executive management of the Uinversity.

Article 58

The President of the Senate represents the Senate in relation to the Rector or with third parties.

Article 59

The University Senate represents the university community and is the highest decision and deliberation forum at the level of the University, being also responsible for the general development strategy of the University.

Article 60

The Administration Council ensures the operational management of the University and implements the strategic decisions of the University Senate.

Article 61

The complaints and notices regarding the violation of the university ethics are dealt with by the Comission of Professional Deontology and Ethics.

Article 62

The Quality Assurance and Audit Department functions under the direct command of the Rector; by the Rector’s command it monitors the way of implementing the decisions of the Senate or the Administration Council and the Rector’s decisions and instructions and proposes methodologies for the improvement of their implementation. The Quality Assurance and Audit Compartiment is just under the Rector’s command, to whom it delivers the requested pieces of information, without the right of decision on the supervised problems.

Article 63

The Quality Assurance and Evaluation Committee, run by the Rector or by a person designated by the Rector, draws up and coordinates, in compliance with the laws, the quality assurance policy in the University.

Article 64

  • The following committees function under the command of the Senate:
  1. The Committee for Master and License Studies;
  2. The Committee for Doctoral Studies;
  3. The Committee for Postgraduate Sudies and Training during Residency;
  4. The Committee for Scientific Research;
  5. The Committee for Student Problems;
  6. The Committee for the Financial Budget;
  7. The Committee for European and International Cooperation.
  • Every committee is run by one president.
  • The responsibility and the modus operandi of the committee are decided upon by the Senate.

THE SENATE

 Article 65

The Senate represents the University’s highest governing authority. The Senate adopts the University Charter, all necessary measures to implement university autonomy, as well as the University’s general development strategy. The Senate monitors all the levels of administrative activity through its committees. The Rector ensures the proper functioning of the Senate’s committees in terms of logistics and administration.

Article 66 

The structure of the University Senate has the following characteristics:

  1. The Senate is made up of the representatives of the faculties within the University, elected according to the faculties’ representation ratio in the University Senate;
  2. The representatives of the faculties in the University Senate are in proportion of 75% teaching staff and 25% students.

 Article 67

The Senate shall hold regular meetings, periodically, but not rarer than once every two months, and in intermittent meetings whenever needed. The Senate may be convened by the Rector, the President of the Senate or by at least a third of the members of the Senate.

The Senate may be convoked with at least 7 days before the date of regular meetings, and with at least one day before an intermittent meeting. The convocation will be accompanied by the distribution of the daily agenda and by an informational material regarding the issues to be discussed. In case this material is missing, he who has convened the Senate shall inform the Senate in this regard.

The Rector or a Vice-Rector appointed by the Rector must be present at the Senate meetings.

The agenda is decided on by the President of the Senate. The Rector’s motions are required to be part of the agenda. The individual motions may also be included in the agenda with the approval of the Senate.

Article 68

The Senate’s meetings are run by the President of the Senate, and in his/her absence, by a member of the Senate delegated by the President of the Senate.

Article 69

The Senate is legally assembled in the presence of at least two thirds of its total members. Guests of the President of the Senate or of the Rector may participate in the Senate’s meetings, without voting rights, with the agreement of the Senate.

Article 70

The debate of each issue on the agenda usually finishes through the adoption of a decision or a resolution.

 Article 71

The decisions of the Senate are taken through an open nominal vote. Exceptions are made during the selection of the governing structures, all decisions relating to individuals and other situations decided by the Senate, when a secret vote is used.

The vote cannot be expressed through proxy or delegation under any circumstances.

Article 72

The Senate makes decisions with the favourable vote of the majority of its present members, with the exception of situations in which the law or the Charter indicate otherwise.

Article 73

The Senate’s decisions are registered in the minutes of the meeting, signed by the President of the meeting and by the Rector or his/her representative and are executory.

A bonded casebook is used for the meeting minutes, with numbered and stamped files. Access of the members of the academic community to these documents is guaranteed.

Article 74

The Registrar of the University ensures the transmission of the Senate’s decisions to the University structures through the administrative structures. When it is possible, this can also be done through electronic mail. All decisions of the Senate are published on the University website. Access to the website is guaranteed to the members of the academic community.

 Article 75

Senate members with unexcused absences to 4 ordinary meetings of the Senate over the course of an academic year lose their membership title.

If a Senate member receives a new title which results in a lack of participation in the Senate’s activity, they are unable to fulfil their mandate, they lose their membership title or are retired, and their replacement shall be made in the same semester in accordance with the election methodology.

Article 76

The University’s Senate’s attributions are the following:

  1. guarantees academic freedom and academic autonomy;
  2. draws up and adopts, following a debate with the academic community, the University Charter;
  3. approves the strategic plan of institutional development and operational plans, with the motion of the Rector;
  4. approves the structure, organisation, and functioning of the University with the motion of the Rector and in compliance with the current legislation,;
  5. approves the draft budget and the budget execution;
  6. draws up and approves the Quality Assurance Code and the Code of Professional Ethics and Deontology;
  7. adopts the University Code of Student Rights and Obligations, in compliance with the provisions of the Code of Student Rights and Obligations;
  8. approves the methodologies and regulations regarding the organisation and functioning of the University;
  9. concludes the management contract with the Rector
  10. controls the activity of the Rector and of the Board of Directors through specialized committees;
  11. validates the public candidate selection process for the position of Dean;
  12. sets the specific conditions of employment of didactic and research positions. For the employment of the teaching position, performance criteria must be implemented for the medical and didactic specialization.
  13. approves the methodology for the candidate selection process and the results of the selection process for the recruitment of the didactic and research personnel and periodically evaluates the human resources;
  14. approves, with the Rector’s motion, the sanctioning of the personnel with poor professional performance, based on its own methodology and the current legislation;
  15. confirms the election of new managerial structures;
  16. proposes for approval the establishment of faculties to the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport;
  17. decides, based on the proposals of the faculties or the Rector’s councils, depending on the subordination, the founding or dissolution of certain departments, scientific research units, and of micro-production or other structures of the University;
  18. confirms the heads of the faculties departments or, where appropriate, of the University;
  19. establishes, based on proposals approved by the faculties councils, the conditions for the admission competitive examination as well as the number of student places for the following academic year, a figure to be submitted for approval to the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport;
  20. approves the curricula developed by the faculties councils;
  21. approves, based on the proposals of the faculties, the methodology for organising the licentiate examination;
  22. approves the specific criteria for the awarding of scholarships to students, in compliance with the law;
  23. approves the modification of the academic roster, at the proposal of the departments, with the permission of the faculties or of the Council for the Doctoral School, as appropriate;
  24. validates the candidate selection process for employment for didactic positions approved by the faculties councils;
  25. upon receiving subordinate management proposals, approves the release of teaching and research positions for the competitive selection process and appoints the selection committee members;
  26. approves the granting of the title of Doctor Honoris Causa;
  27. draws up the criteria for professors and associate professors wanting to hold their didactic position after the retirement age through a limited - term contract;
  28. approves the proposals of the faculties councils to grant the title of emeritus professor and guest associate professor;
  29. annually approves, at the proposal and with the approval of the faculties councils, the continuity of academic and research activity past retirement age;
  30. establishes the coat of arms and symbols of the University;
  31. approves the development of teaching and research activities by the tenured academic staff in other higher education institutions or research facilities;
  32. periodically analyses the didactic, research and medical assistance activities within the faculties and departments and establishes priorities in these domains;
  33. proposes the heads of clinical units;
  34. grants, according to the law, the scientific title of ”doctor” at the proposal of the Council for Doctoral Studies;
  35. makes decisions regarding discipline and approves sanctioning in compliance with the law;
  36. decides on the founding of certain committees, councils or other structures, with permanent or temporary activity, for which they determine their structure, functioning methods and duties, depending on the necessities;
  37. decides on the participation in consortia, fusion through merging or absorption;
  38. decides on the founding of research units – development, structure and the functioning methods of these units;
  39. decides on the founding of consultative structures formed by the representatives of the economic environment and persons from the cultural and external professional academic medium;
  40. other attributions set by law.

THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL

 Article 77

The Administrative Council is made up of the Rector, the Vice-rectors, the Deans of the University Faculties, the General Administrative Director and a student representative. The Chief of the Council for University Doctoral Studies has a permanent guest status at the meetings of the Administrative Council.

The meetings of the Administrative Council are run by the Rector as President of the Administrative Council.

Article 78

 The Administrative Council can take decisions in the presence of at least two thirds of its members.

The decisions of the Administrative Council are adopted through the vote of the simple majority of those present, with the obligation that the member of the Administrative Council responsible for the domain in which the decision is to be adopted be present or represented.

 Article 79

The Administrative Council reunites at least once per month or as many times as required, at the convocation of the Rector or one third of its members.

Guests invited by the Rector can attend the meetings of the Administrative Council without having the right to vote.

 Article 80

 The attributions of the Administrative Council are the following:

  1. proposes for approval by the Senate the annual income and expenses budget;
  2. establishes the institutional budget in operational terms;
  3. approves the budget execution and the annual balance sheet;
  4. approves the proposals for employment for didactic and research positions ;
  5. approves the proposals for new study programs and draws up proposals to the University Senate to terminate the study programs that no longer correspond to the mission of the University or are academically and financially inefficient;
  6. approves the financial operations that exceed the limits established by the University Senate and informs the Senate accordingly;
  7. proposes long- and medium - term policies in the University’s fields of interest to the University Senate;
  8. ensures the fulfillment of the Senate decisions;
  9. proposes for approval by the Senate the establishment and dissolution of faculties, sections, departments of the University and presents to the Senate the proposals of the Councils of the Faculties regarding the establishment or dissolution of departments of the Faculties or research units;
  10. submits for approval by the Senate the proposals of the Faculties Councils regarding the procedure for the entrance competitive examination, the curriculum, the number of students places for the following academic year and the methodology for the licentiate examination, as well as any other proposals of these councils which pertain to the competence of the Senate;
  11. submits for approval by the Senate the University roster;
  12. monitors the organization of the examination boards for the employment of didactic positions;
  13. approves the relocation across the country and abroad of members of the academic community during the educational process, as well as that of ancillary and administrative personnel, deciding on the measures necessary for the safe progress of the educational or administrative process;
  14. proposes for approval by the Senate the annual scientific research plan;
  15. proposes for approval by the Senate the specific criteria for awarding scholarships for students, as well as their quantum;
  16. approves the transfer of students within the University, between Faculties or from other Universities;
  17. approves awards for the employees of the University;
  18. proposes to the Senate the sanctioning of certain members of the academic community;
  19. approves the sanctioning of certain members of the ancillary and administrative personnel;
  20. approves fees for: exceeding the duration of studies over the period stated by the law, admissions, registrations, re-registrations, retake of examinations and other forms of assessment that exceed the limits stated in the curriculum; moreover, taxes can be levied for activities not included in the curriculum, as stated in the methodology approved by the University Senate;
  21. approves fees for other educational activities, consulting activities and other types of activities;
  22. other attributions stated by the law.

 THE COUNCIL FOR UNIVERSITY DOCTORAL STUDIES

 Article 81

 The Council for University Doctoral Studies represents the authority that conducts and regulates doctoral activities.

Article 82

The Council for University Doctoral Studies is formed according to the guidelines of the Code of University Doctoral Studies.

Article 83

The Director of the Council for University Doctoral Studies is appointed according to the guidelines of the Code of University Doctoral Studies.

 Article 84

 The Council for University Doctoral Studies assembles in periodic meetings, at the convocation of the Director of the Council for University Doctoral Studies or one third of the Council’s members.

 Article 85

The Council for University Doctoral Studies takes decisions in its field of activity in compliance with the law and the Code of University Doctoral Studies.

Article 86

The Council for University Doctoral Studies makes decisions with the simple majority of those present, on condition that at least two thirds of its members attend the meeting.

Article 87

The Council for University Doctoral Studies can present to the University Senate projects for Senate decisions.

 Article 88

The decisions of the Council for University Doctoral Studies cannot contradict the decisions of the University Senate.

THE COUNCIL OF THE FACULTY

 Article 89

The structure of the Faculty Council has the following characteristics:

  1. The Faculty Council is formed 75% by the teaching and research staff and 25% by students;
  2. The teaching and research staff members of the Faculty Council are representatives of the departments chosen according to the representation norm;
  3. The students members of the Faculty Council are representatives of the students chosen by the students congruous with an election methodology controlled by the students themselves.

Article 90

 The Faculty Council meets in ordinary meetings, periodically, but not rarely than every two months and in extraordinary meetings, whenever it is necessary, by initiative of the Dean or of at least a quarter of its members.

The Faculty Council is informed at least 5 days before an ordinary meeting and at least 1 day before an extraordinary meeting. The summons will be accompanied by the communication of the agenda and by an informative material regarding the issues that will be discussed.

In case this material is missing, the Dean or the locum tenens will inform The Council on this matter.

 Article 91

The agenda is established by the Dean and contains the information presented by the Dean to the Council regarding the activity having taken place between two meetings of the Council, the Dean’s proposals, written proposals made by at least ten members of the Council.

Article 92

The meetings of the Faculty Council are run by the Dean, and in his absence, by a Vice-dean, designated by the Dean. If such a designation did not take place, the Vice-deans decide which one of them will run the meeting.

 Article 93

The Council is legally assembled in the presence of at least two thirds of its members. Guests can attend the meeting if they are invited by the Dean, but they do not have the right to vote. 

Article 94

At the beginning of the meeting, the Dean or the locum tenens informs the Faculty Council on the activity deployed since the last meeting, proposes and submits to vote for approval the project of the agenda.

Individual proposals, formulated at the beginning of the meeting, can also be included on the agenda.

Article 95

The debate of each issue on the agenda is usually closed with the taking of a decision or with a proposition which will be forwarded to the Administration Council.

Article 96

The decisions of the Faculty Council are recorded in the casebook, signed by the Dean and the Chief Secretary of the Faculty and have enforceable status. A register, with numbered and stamped pages, will be kept for the records.

Article 97

The decisions of the Faculty Council are made by open nominal vote. The exceptions are the situations of electing the board, all decisions regarding persons and other situations decided on by the Council, when the vote is direct, secret and personal.

Article 98

The Faculty Council makes decisions with the favorable vote of half plus one of the present members, with the exception of the cases when the law or Charter prescribe otherwise.

Article 99

Members of the Faculty Council whith 4 unexcused absences from ordinary Council meeting during an academic year lose their member status.

If a Faculty Council member acquires a new status that leads to absencees during Council works, or is unable to exercise his or her mandate, or is retired, the member will be replaced, according to the provisions of the election methodology.

Article 100

The Faculty Council has the following main attributions:

  1. Analyses the academic process, scientific research and medical assistance in the departments;
  2. Establishes the criteria and standards for the periodic evaluation of the academic corpus and research personnel;
  3. Defines and redefines the fromative objectives of the faculty;
  4. Proposes to the Senate the setting up or dissolution of some clinics, disciplines, faculty departments, microproduction and scientific research units or other structures;
  5. Approves the Dean’s proposals regarding the competitive entrance examination and the number of students places for the following academic year and forwards them to the Senate;
  6. Approves the faculty curriculum and forwards it to the Senate, for further approval;
  7. Analyses the departments’ endowment for the teaching and research activity;
  8. Approves the Dean’s proposals regarding the methodology for the licenciate examination and forwards them to the Senate, for further approval;
  9. Proposes for approval by the Senate changes of the academic and research roster;
  10. Approves, according to the law, at the proposition of the Dean, the competition committees for the employment for teaching positions;
  11. Approves the report of the competition committees for the employment of teaching positions;
  12. Proposes to the Senate the granting of the titles of professor emeritus and associate-invited professor;
  13. Decides the coat of arms and symbols of the faculty;
  14. Approves and forwards to the Administration Council propoals regarding the use of faculty’s patrimony;
  15. Decides the establishment of some committees with temporary or permanent activity  for which it decides the structure, objectives, operating mode, according to the needs;
  16. Approves, according to the law, the Dean’s proposals regarding the forfeit of the academic community members, the ancillary and administrative personnel;
  17. controls the activity of the Dean and approves his annual reports regarding the general state of the faculty, the quality assurance and the compliance of academic ethics in the faculty;

other attributions provided by the Law or by the Charter

THE DOCTORAL SCHOOL COUNCIL

Art. 101

The Doctoral School Council represents the authority responsible for the leadership and regulation of the doctoral activity at the level of the Doctoral School.

Art. 102

The Doctoral School Council is formed according to the Doctoral University Studies Code.

Art. 103

The Doctoral School Director is appointed according to the Doctoral University Studies Code.

Art. 104

The Doctoral School Council is reunited for periodic sessions when summoned by the Doctoral School Director or by one third of its members.

Art. 105

The Doctoral School Council takes decisions in its area of activity according to the law and the Doctoral University Studies Code.

Art. 106

The Doctoral School Council takes decisions with the simple (voting) majority of the people present at that time and on the condition that they represent two thirds of its members.

Art. 107

The Doctoral School Council’s decisions cannot contradict those of the Doctoral University Studies Council or of the Faculty Council.

THE DEPARTMENT COUNCIL

Art. 108

The Department Council represents the authority responsible for the leadership and regulation of the department’s activities.

Art. 109

The Department Council is formed by representatives of the clinics and disciplines within the department chosen according to the representation norm.

Art. 110

The clinic represents all the staff members teaching the same clinical subject and working in the same place (the clinic’s headquarters).

The discipline represents all the staff members teaching the same non-clinical subject and working in the same place (the discipline’s headquarters).

Clinics and disciplines have their own member functions.

Art. 111

The faculty member with the highest rank is considered the head of that particular clinic or discipline.

If within a clinic or a discipline there are several faculty members with the highest rank, the head of that clinic or discipline will be chosen through an election.

Art. 112

The Head of the department will be chosen through the direct and secret vote of all the members of that department.

Art. 113

The Department Council is reunited for periodic sessions when summoned by the Head of the department or by a third of its members.

The Head of the department will run the Department Council meetings.

Art 114.

The Department Council makes decisions in its area of activity according to the law and the University Charter.

Art. 115

The Department Council makes decisions with the simple (voting) majority of the people present at that time and on the condition that they represent two thirds of its members.

Art. 116

The Department Council can forward the Faculty Council decision projects made by the Faculty Council.

Art. 117

The Department Council’s decisions cannot contradict those of the Faculty Council.

CHAPTER VII THE SENATE SPECIALTY COMMITTEES

Art. 118

The Senate forms the following specialty committees:

  1. The Committee for License and Master’s degree University Studies;
  2. The Committee for Doctor’s degree University Studies;
  3. The Residency and Postgraduate Studies Committee;
  4. The Scientific Research Committee;
  5. The Student Issues Committee;
  6. The International Cooperation Committee;
  7. The Finance & Budget Committee;

Art. 119

The University Senate establishes the member limit of each committee.

Art. 120

A committee president, elected by the University Senate, runs each specialty committee.

Art. 121

The Presidents of specialty committees are members of the University Senate. Specialty committees can include members of the academic community who are not members of the Senate.

Art. 122

The specialty committees of the Senate request information from any executive structure of the University, which performs activities within the domain of activity of the said committee. The executive structures are obliged to address the requests of specialty committees within the given terms.

Art. 123

The specialty committees prepare periodic reports, which will then be presented to the Senate.

Art. 124

The specialty committees of the Senate prepare papers regarding the Rector’s annual report, which will then be presented to the Senate within the same session in which the Rector presents the abovementioned annual report.

Art. 125

The rector is obliged to ensure that the committees have the necessary means for a good development and organization of their activities.

The Committee for Assessment and Quality Assurance

Article 126

The Committee for Assessment and Quality Assurance is composed of three members of the academic personnel without leading positions in the University or in one of the University’s Faculties, chosen by secret ballot by the members of the Senate, one student designated by the representative student organization and one member of a representative faculty syndicate, designated by that syndicate itself.

Article 127

The president of the Committee for Assessment and Quality Assurance is the Rector or a person designated by Rector’s decision.

Article 128

The attributions of the Committee for Assessment and Quality Assurance are:

  1. to take all the necessary steps to carry out the legislation in force regarding the assurance of quality in University Education;
  2. to elaborate and coordinate the application of the procedures and activities of assessment and quality assurance, approved by the University Senate;
  3. to elaborate an Annual Internal Evaluation Report regarding the quality of the University Education. This report is posted or published so as all its beneficiaries are informed about it and is made available to the Romanian Agency of Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS);
  4. to draw up proposals to improve the quality of education;
  5. to cooperate with the University Department for Audit and Quality Assurance;
  6. to cooperate with the Romanian Agency of Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS), with other agencies and authorised organisations or similar institutions in the country or abroad, according to the law;

Article 129

The Committee for Assessment and Quality Assurance meets when the President of the Committee convenes it.

Article 130

The Committee’s decisions have to be approved by the Administration Council.

The Audit and Quality Assurance Department

Article 131

The Audit and Quality Assurance Department shall be constituted as follows:

  1. At the Rector’s proposal, the Senates approves the number of positions in the Department;
  2. Recruitment of personnel is done by a competition process or by delegation, both according to the law. Members of the University Community may hold positions in this department by holding more than one appointment;
  3. The chief of the department is appointed by the Rector’s decision;
  4. The department draws up and asks for the Rector’s approval for the first standard operating procedure;
  5. The department draws up standard operating procedures for its own activity, which will be handed over to the Rector for approval;

Article 132

The department proposes to the Rector, for approval, the Audit Plan.

Article 133

It carries out the Audit Plan approved by the Rector and presents the Audit Reports, at the deadlines mentioned in the Audit Plan, to the Rector.

Article 134

It does any other audit ordered by the Rector.

Article 135

The Audit and Quality Assurance Department performs missions in any University structure involved in activities of education, research or university life.

Article 136

The Audit Reports are handed over to the Rector and mandatory contain proposals for improvement of certain activities.  Every year, the Rector presents to the Senate an individual report regarding the activity in the field of quality assurance.

Article 137

It provides technical and managerial assistance to any of the University structures which requests it.

Article 138

The Audit and Quality Assurance Department responds only to the Rector’s requests with the exception of the requests for technical and managerial assistance.

Article 139

The Audit and Quality Assurance Department may not carry out investigations of its own accord or unannounced.

Article 140

The Audit and Quality Assurance Department is not entitled to apply or propose sanctions.

THE UNIVERSITY COMISSION OF ETHICS AND DEONTOLOGY

Article 141

The structure and composition of the University Committee of Ethics and Deontology is proposed by the Board of Administration, approved by the Senate and by the Rector.

Article 142

Persons occupying managerial positions in the University, on faculty or department level cannot be members of the University Committee of Ethics and Deontology.

Article 143

The University Committee of Ethics and Deontology has as principal duties:

  • a. Contributes to the development of the University Code of Ethics and Deontology and suggests improvements when necessary;
  • b. Analyzes and resolves any complaints concerning breaches of the University Code of Ethics. The Ethics Committee may take notice of such matters;
  • c. Evaluates and approves from an ethical perspective proposals for clinical or non-clinical research made by members of the university community;
  • d. Submits an annual report to the Senate.

Article 144

The President of the Committee shall convene the University Committee of Ethics and Deontology.  

Article 145

Decisions of the board are approved by the Legal Adviser of the University and are implemented by the Rector or, where appropriate, by the Dean, within 30 working days since their adoption.

Article 146

The rulings of the University Committee of Ethics and Deontology are communicated to those concerned within 3 working days after their adoption.

Article 147

The rulings of the University Committee of Ethics and Deontology can be challenged within 5 working days from the notification date, at the University Senate.

Article 148

If a complaint was made to the Senate, the Rector or, where appropriate, the Dean, the application of the penalty assessed by the University Committee of Ethics and Deontology will be postponed until the settlement of the appeal.                                                                                                           

Article 149

The Senate meets within 20 working days from the filing of the appeal and decides.

Article 150

The Rector fulfills the Senate Resolution.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE  

Article 151

The President of the Senate represents the University Senate in its relations with the Rector and others. 

Article 152

The President of the Senate is elected by the Senate from its members by secret vote of the members of the Senate by a simple majority of those present and provided the meeting is attended by at least two thirds of its members.   

Article 153

Any member of the Senate may run for President of the Senate.

Article 154

The University Senate may remove the Senate President from office, by initiating a motion of no-confidence signed by at least one third of the Senate members. After debating the motion, the judgment of revocation is adopted by secret ballot by a majority of at least two thirds of the Senate members.

Article 155

The Senate President may resign from office by submitting a written request to the Senate.

Article 156

The President of the Senate has the following duties:

  • a. Presides over the meetings of the Senate;
  • b. Signs on behalf of the Senate all decisions and resolutions of the Senate;
  • c. Calls the meetings of the Senate;
  • d. Determines the agenda of the Senate meetings;
  • e. Signs on behalf of the Senate the management contract concluded between the University Senate and the Rector;
  • f. Asks the Presidents of the Senate Specialty Committees for reports on the activity evaluation of the Administration Board and the Rector;
  • g. Calls the Rector or the Board of Administration on various reports of their activities, which are analyzed and presented regularly to the Senate. The Rector and the Board of Administration are obliged to respond to requests from the President of the Senate;
  • h. Awards on behalf of the Senate the title of Doctor Honoris Causa and Professor Emeritus;
  • i. Other duties established by the Senate and the legislation in force.

 

CHAPTER VIII THE MANAGING BOARD

THE CHANCELLOR

Article 157

The Chancellor represents the University in its relation with the Ministry of  Education, Research, Youth and Sports, the National Chancellor’s Council, internal and international organisations, as well as with any other physical or legal person entity at home or abroad.

Article 158

The Chancellor is appointed in conformity with the law in force and with the University Charter for a 4 - year mandate and is confirmed by the Ministry of Education Research Youth and Sports.

The presidentship can be occupied by scientific or academic personalities working in the country or abroad.

A person cannot occupy the presidency for more than 8 years regardless of the period in which the mandates took place and their discontinuity.

Article 159

The Chancellor can be dismissed by the University Senate if he does not respect the management agreement signed with the Senate, if his activity is considered unsatisfactory by the Senate’s Specialty Boards or if he maintains activities that are contrary to the University’s interests.

The motion is voted on secretly with a majority of two thirds of the Senate members.

The Chancellor can be dismissed by the University Senate through carrying a vot of no-confidence signed by at least one third of the Senate’s members. After debating the vote of no-confidence, the motion is adopted by secret vote, with a majority of at least two-thirds of the Senate members.

The Ministry of Education Research Youth and Sports can dismiss the Chancellor according to art. 125 of Law no. 1/2011.

Article 160

The Chancellor can resign by filling an application intended for the Senate.

The resignation is presented to the Senate at least 30 working days before its enforcement.

In case of dismissal or resignation of the Chancellor, the University Senate procedes according to art. 125 line (1), letter (a) of Law no. 1/2011. The newly - assigned Chancellor under the given conditions completes the interrupted mandate of the former Chancellor.

Article 161

The Chancellor has the following responsabilities:

  1. Fulfils the management and the operative administration of the University, according to the management agreement;
  2. Negociates and signs the institutional agreement with the Ministry of Education Research Youth and Sports;
  3. Signs the management agreement with the University Senate;
  4. Proposes to the University Senate the approval of the University structure and functioning regulations;
  5. Proposes to the University Senate the approval of the budget bill and the report concerning budget implementation;
  6. Presents to the University Senate, yearly in April, the report provided in art. 130 line (2) of Law no. 1/2011. The University Senate validates the above mentioned report, according to the accounts of its specialty boards. These documents are public;
  7. Runs the Administration Council;
  8. Monitors and controls the execution of the Senate’s and the Administration Council  decisions and the enforcement of the University Charter;
  9. Informs the Senate about the Administraion Council’s course of action between two Senate meetings;
  10. Presents to the Senate, at the end of the mandate, a report regarding his entire activity;
  11. Organizes the public examination for the Deans selection based on a methodology proposed by the Chancellor and approved by the Senate;
  12. Fulfils other responsabilities assigned by the University Senate, according to the management agreeement, University’s Charter and laws in force;

Article 162

In fulfilling the Chancellor’s responsabilities:

  1. Is credited with the release of authority;
  2. Assigns the University’s funds use according to the Senate decisions;
  3. Appoints the academic and research staff, according to the laws in force;
  4. Awards, in the name of the Senate, the title of associated academic staff;
  5. Approves the release of study acts;
  6. Applies, based on the Senate’s approval, sanctions to the members of the academic community according to the laws in force;
  7. Applies, based on the Administration Council’s approval, sanctions to the ancillary and administrative members according to the laws in force;
  8. Names and revokes from function the Vice-chancellor, a decision that has to be presented to the University Senate;
  9. Can delegate some of his duties to a vice-chancellor, under law’s conditions;
  10. Appoints administrative duties to the Univeristy’s general manager;
  11. Assigns temporary duties for the Vice-Chancellors;
  12. Issues decisions and instructions. 

Article 163

In achieving his duties, the Chancellor is helped by 5 vice-chancellors.

THE VICE-RECTORS

Article 164

UMPCD has five Vice-rectors appointed by the Rector upon consulting the University Senate.

Article 165

The Vice-rectors accounts to the Rector for their entire activity.

Article 166

The Vice-rectors can resign by submitting a written request to the Rector, according to the legal stipulations regarding leadership positions. The Vice-rectors can be dismissed by the Rector for not fulfilling their assigned duties. The University Senate must be notified of the dismissal.

Article 167

The length of a Vice-rector term is four years.

Article 168

The Vice-rector on issues of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree studies has the main following duties:

  1. To ensure the correlation of the department members’ functions with the sharing of subjects taught in the educational process;
  2. To centralize the Bachelor’s degree curriculum developed by faculty councils and to make observations on them, taking into account the University strategy for development over the following years;
  3. To coordinate the provision of teaching materials for students;
  4. To centralize the proposals for improving the facilities of the departments, writing a report on the priorities and presenting it to the Administration Council;
  5. To perform studies on the structure and contents of the educational process and on ways of perfecting it;
  6. To prepare, the organise and monitor the entrance examination, Bachelor degree examination sessions;
  7. To analyze and to submit for the approval of the Administration Council the validation of studies or subjects completed in the country or abroad by students of the University;
  8. To centralize the Master’s studies curriculum and to make observations on them, taking into account the University strategy for development over the following years;
  9. To ensure the development of new Master’s degree programs and to coordinate the steps necessary for their accreditation by the certified body of the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport;
  10. To centralize the proposals for improving the Master’s degree programs, writing a report on the priorities and submitting it to the Administration Council;
  11. To prepare, the organize and monitor the entrance examination sessions for Master’s degrees;
  12. To coordinate the activities related to the Master degree;
  13. To verify the contents of the competition files submitted for teaching positions, as well as the contents of the competition files submitted for scientific titles;
  14. To ensure the timely informing of departments regarding scholarships, specialty training and other forms of training for the members of the university community in the country and abroad. 

Article 169

The Vice-rector on issues of postgraduate education has the following main duties:

  1. To oversee the activity of the Department of Teaching Staff Training;
  2. To coordinate the integration of teaching staff with the medical care;
  3. To oversee the activity of the Department for Postgraduate Studies and Residency Training;
  4. To organize and run postgraduate medical and pharmaceutical education;
  5. To coordinate the activity of training through internship/residency;
  6. To ensure the cooperation with the adequate department of the Ministry of Health.

Article 170

The Vice-rector on scientific research issues has the following main duties:

  1. To establish the scientific research priorities to be approved by the Senate;
  2. To coordinate the University research activity;
  3. To have a logistic contribution to the initiatives of organizing student scientific sessions;
  4. To involve the University in organizing congresses or scientific sessions of the teaching staff, of the researchers and of the students, in organizing conferences, symposia, etc. and to ensure the informing of the University community about the national and international scientific manifestations;
  5. To present annually in the Senate a report regarding the situation of scientific research and research contracts, as well as the financial aspects of this activity;
  6. To approve the conclusion of scientific research contracts and to inform the Senate on their conclusion;
  7. To control the fulfillment of the micro-production plan;
  8. To centralize the proposals for improving the facilities of the departments, writing a report on the priorities and submitting it to the Administration Council;
  9. To be the president of the Scientific Council of the UMF Central Library.

Article 171

The Vice-rector on student issues has the following main duties:

  1. To coordinate the scholarship granting activity;
  2. To contribute to the proper functioning of student hostels and canteens;
  3. To coordinate the activity of the University social service;
  4. To coordinate the activity of the sports facility and of the student club;
  5. To coordinate the career orientation of students.

 Article 172

 The Vice-rector on issues of European and international cooperation has the following main duties:

  1. To maintain and to develop the inter-university agreements with other countries;
  2. To encourage, to organize and to analyze the mobility of the teaching staff, of the researchers and of the students travelling abroad with professional duties;
  3. To coordinate the European Union programs, as well as other international programs to which the University has adhered and to designate the respective faculty representatives;
  4. To spread information throughout the University regarding the validation of study degrees in the European Union countries as well as in other countries and to participate in the implementation in the University of measures imposed by the regulations of the European Union.

THE DIRECTOR OF THE COUNCIL FOR POSTGRADUATE DOCTORAL STUDIES

Article 173

The Director of the Council for Postgraduate PhD Studies is appointed in accordance to the stipulations in the Postgraduate PhD Studies Rules.

Article 174

The Head Director of the Council for Postgraduate PhD Studies participates without the right to vote (voiceless) in the meetings of the Administration Board.

Article 175

 The Director of the Council for Postgraduate PhD Studies may be dismissed under the Rules of the Doctoral Studies. The Director of the Council may resign from this position by submitting a written request to the Chancellor (Head of the University) in accordance with the stipulations for managerial positions.

Article 176

The Director of the Council for Postgraduate PhD Studies has, mainly, the following duties:

  1. Coordinates the meetings of the Board of Doctoral Studies;
  2. Fulfils the decisions of the Board of Doctoral Studies;
  3. Prepares, organizes and runs the examinations for admission into Postgraduate PhD studies;
  4. Coordinates the activities related to the course/progress of the Postgraduate PhD studies;
  5. Other duties stipulated in the Rules of Postgraduate PhD Studies.

THE DEAN

Article 177

The Dean represents the university in its relations with the University Senate, with the Chancellor (Head of the University), with other universities, as well as other natural or legal persons at home or abroad.

The Dean isa  member of the Board of Administration.

Article 178

The Dean is selected through public competition organized by the new Chancellor and approved by the University Senate.

At the competition, candidates can participate by being informed by the Board of the University and the vote of the majority and on the basis of a specific methodology drawn up by the University Senate.

The Board of the University validates at least two candidates.

Article 179

 The Chancellor may dismiss the Dean directly or by the proposal of the Board of the University. The motion of the Dean’s dismissal is initiated by at least one third of the members of the University Board and is adopted by a vote of 2/3 of the members of the University Board.

Article 180

The Dean can resign from his position, by submitting a written request to the Chancellor.

Article 181

 The Dean is responsible to the Board for all the activities he undertakes:

  1. Supervises and controls the fulfilment of the Board decisions;
  2. Informs the Board on the work performed between two meetings of the Board;
  3. Submits to the Board the annual report on the state of the University and sends it to the Chancellor;
  4. Presents to the Board, at the end of his mandate, a report on his activity; the report is also sent to the Chancellor.

Article 182

 The Dean has mainly the following duties:

  1. Monitors and controls the fulfilment of the decisions taken by the University Board;
  2. Monitors the ongoing learning process in the university;
  3. Organizes the admission competition and master examination;
  4. Appoints the Vice Deans and decides their dismissal. The Chancellor issues the appropriate decisions;
  5. Can delegate his duties to a Vice Dean during his absence;
  6. Sets temporary or permanent duties for the Vice Deans;
  7. Approves the travel requests within the country or abroad of the University Board Members, during the educational process, as well as support and administrative staff of the university, ordering appropriate measures for the smooth running of the teaching or administrative processes;
  8. May cancel the results of an exam and may order the retake of an examination in case the Professional Ethics Committee determines that these results were obtained in violation of the Code of Professional Ethics.

THE VICE DEANS

Article 183

 The Vice Deans help the Dean in the management of the university, within the powers set by the Dean, on issues regarding teaching, research, university life and student’s issues.

Article 184

 The number of Vice Deans is between 3 and 5 depending on the size of the institution and is decided by the University Senate, on the Dean’s proposal for that particular university.

THE DIRECTOR OF THE DOCTORAL SCHOOL

Article 185

 The Director of Doctoral School is appointed in accordance with the Rules of Doctoral Studies

Article 186

 The Director of Doctoral Sschool may be dismissed at the initiative of 1/3 of the members of the Doctoral School Board by a vote of 2/3 of the members of the Doctoral School Board.

Article 187

 The Head of the Doctoral Studies has the following main duties:

  1. Coordinates the meeting of the Board of Doctoral School;
  2. Fulfils the decisions taken by the Board of Doctoral School;
  3. Approves, based on the regulations adopted by the Board of the Doctoral School, the accreditation of some doctoral internships or scientific research that were carried out at home or abroad;
  4. Approves, based on the regulations adopted by the Board of the Doctoral School, the accreditation/recognition of some courses taken under the master’s degree programs of research;
  5. Approves interruptions of doctoral studies in accordance with the law and regulations adopted by the Board of the Doctoral School;
  6. Proposes to the Board of the Doctoral School the approval of the doctoral curriculum and the research program;
  7. Represents the Doctoral School in its relations with other departments of the university or third parties;
  8. Other duties provided by the law or the Charter.

 THE  HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT

Article 188

The Head of the Department is elected by direct and secret vote by all the teaching and research staff of  that department.

Article 189

The Head of the Department represents the department in its relations with other divisions and departments within the Faculty.

Article 190

The Head of the Department may be dismissed at the initiative of at least 1/3 of the members of the department and at least 2/3 of the Department must back this initiative by vote.

Article 191

The Director of  the Department has the following main responsibilities:

  1. The management and every day running of the Department;
  2. The proposal of curriculum and role descriptions to the Council of the department for approval and to send the adopted descision to the Dean;
  3. Is responsible for the management of scientific research in the Department;
  4. Is responsible for the evaluation and quality assurance in the Department;
  5. Is responsible for the financial management of the department;
  6. Is responsible for the coordination of human resources in the Department;
  7. Other duties as determined by the Board of the Department or provided in the law or the University Charter.

CHAPTER IX THE ELECTION OF MANAGERIAL POSITIONS

GENERAL PRINCIPLES

Article 192

Only fully fledged members of the universities academic community can vote and be elected to management level.

Article 193

The managerial postitions are filled by professors and researchers from their respective departments with scientific prestige, moral authority and managerial skills.

It is strongly recommend that student representatives in managerial positions have the appropriate training and deamour.

Article 194

A person may be elected to a leadership position only with their consent.

Article 195

The election of management is done according to the legal framework created at the start of the electoral process.

Article 196

The management already in place at the time of the electoral launch are responsible for the organization, supervision and validation of electoral results

Article 197

The election of the management is done on a consecutive basis starting from lower mangerial levels to the highest.

Article 198

The election of management is the exclusive prerogative of the department members to which it relates.

Article 199

The members of a department are represented in the governing structure of the next higher echelon, in agreement with their representation.

The representation of clinics and disciplines on the Department’s Board is 1/5 of the members of the clinic or discipline.

The representation of the Department’s board in the Faculty Council is 1/2 of the members of the department’s board respectively.

The representation of Faculties in the University Senate is 1/2 of the Faculty Council members concerned.

Article 200

Elections at all levels are based on direct and secret vote. The vote must be made in person and cannot be done via proxy.

Article 201

Elections are made legally constitutional by at least a 2/3 turnout of members of the respective department.

Article 202

A candidate is deemed elected, in descending order of the number of votes cast "for" a partiular person or, where applicable, candidates who have obtained half plus one of the votes cast by members, until the number of available positions is filled.

If all the seats are not filled after the first round of voting, a second ballot may be held with twice the number of candidates than that of the unfilled seats after the first ballot, a candidate is deemed elected, the remaining places after the first round are ocupied in the descending order of votes obtained in the second round, whether or not the number of votes obtained is greater than half plus one of the votes.

Article 203

Those elected to managerial positions hold a tenure of 4 years.

Article 204

Students are represented in the Faculty Council and University Senate by 1/4 of the members of these bodies respectively.

Article 205

Termination of employment or studies will result in the loss of any such managerial position. The said vacant mangerial positions are allocated according to the number of votes obtained in the 2nd round, or if there was no 2nd round in the 1st Round.

The Universities Electoral Bureau

Article 206

The Universities Election Bureau is appointed by the Senate, with the prior consent of the proposed persons.

Article 207

The Electoral Bureau may only comprise  members of the University who are not running for any leadership position.

Article 208

Electoral tasks and responsibilities are established by the University Senate  according to a set election methodology and in line with the regulations.

INTRA DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIONS

Article 209

The Department Council consists of clinical representatives and from the varying disciplines within the department elected according to the rules of representation.

Article 210

The Election assembly meeting is organized by a nominee of the University Electoral Bureau.

Article 211

The election is deemed  legally constitutional if at least 2/3 of the members of the  discipline/clinic vote.

FACULTY ELECTION

Article 212

The Faculty Council is made up of faculty departments' representatives chosen according to the representation guideline.

The faculty students' representatives are part of the Faculty Council, elected according to a certain methodology and represent 25% of the Faculty Council's members.

Article 213

The faculty representatives' election in the University Senate for teaching and research staff is different than the one for students.

Article 214

All the tenured teaching and research staff is eligible for the election of faculty representative in the University Senate.

Article 215

The election is made by direct, secret and personal vote; the candidates who obtained at least half plus one of the available votes until the filling of the total number of the faculty’s representatives in the Senate are considered elected in the descending order of the number of votes.

Article 216

If there remain available places, another round of voting will be organized, for which a number of candidates equal with twice the number of available places from the first round of voting participate, elected in the descending order of votes obtained in the first round of voting.

The participation rate is not a validation criterion in the second round of voting.

The best placed candidates regarding the number of votes obtained in the second round of voting are declared elected in the descending order of the number of votes, until the filling of the number of free places, even if they did not get half plus one of the available votes.

Article 217

The duration of Senate mandate is of 4 years, including for students. The students can be members of the Senate until the end of the studies. The free places after ending the studies are filled by partial election according to a certain methodology.

THE ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE

Article 218

 The elected Senate fine in election meetings on the appointed date according to the election rules.

Article 219

 The meeting takes place legally if at least 2/3 members of the elected Senate are present.

Article 220

The meeting is run by the Senate’s Dean of age.

Article 221

The election of the President of the Senate is the main objective.

Article 222

Members of the Senate can candidate for the position of President of the Senate.

Article 223

The President of the Senate is elected by secret and direct vote of the University Senate members.

Article 224

The candidate who obtained the largest number of votes, representing at least half plus one of the available votes is considered elected.

Article 225

If none of the candidates obtains half plus one of the votes, another round of voting is organized, at which the best 2 placed candidates in the first round of voting participate. The candidate who obtained the largest number of votes in the second round of voting is considered elected, no matter if this number is larger or not than the half plus one of the available votes.

THE ELECTION OF THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

Article 226

The candidates for the position of Head of the Department are lodged at the University Election Office 15 days before the election of the Head of the Department.

Article 227

The candidature is handed together with a CV and a management plan.

Article 228

The University Direction makes these documents public, also by publishing them on the University website.

Article 229

Tenured members of the department can candidate for the position of Head of the Department.

Article 230

The Head of the Department is elected by secret and direct vote of all the members of that department.

Article 231

The candidate who obtained at least half plus one of the available votes is considered elected only if at least 2/3 of the members of that department voted.

Article 232

If none of the candidates obtains half plus one of the votes, another round of voting is organized, at which the best 2 placed candidates in the first round of voting participate. The candidate who obtained the largest number of votes in the second round of voting is considered elected.

Article 233

If only a single candidate was present at the round of voting and he did not obtain half plus one of the votes, new elections will be organized with new candidates according to the election calendar.

THE DESIGNATION OF THE RECTOR, VICE RECTORS, DEAN AND VICE DEAN

Article 234

The Rector is designated through a public contest or through the secret and direct universal vote of the all tenured teaching and research staff in the University and of the students’ representatives in the University Senate and in the Faculty Councils according to the referendum results organized 6 months before the elections.

Article 235

If the Rector is designated through a public contest, the procedure observes the provisions of article 210 from no. 1/2011 law.

 Article 236

If the Rectorship is chosen through universal vote of the academic community, it will be done as follows:

  1. The applications will be submitted at the University’s Electoral Office at least 15 days before voting day.
  2. The applications are accompanied by a management plan and a CV.
  3. The University’s Electoral Office will publicly display these applications, CV’s and management plans, by posting them on the University website as well.
  4. The University’s Electoral Office will organise 2 public debates, out of which at least one in the newly elected Senate, at which the candidates for Rectorship will participate. The dates and hours of the debates will be mentioned in the Election Regulations.
  5. The Rector will be chosen through direct, secret universal vote of the professors, researchers and students of the University.
  6. One of the candidates is declared the winner of the elections when he/she has reached at least 50% + 1 of the valid, expressed votes, provided that at least 2/3 of the voters have voted.
  7. If the 50%+1 condition is not met, another election tour will take place, only with the two candidates that received the most numerous votes. The winner between these two candidates will be declared the winner of the Rectorship Election.
  8. If the 2/3 condition is not met, another election tour will take place with all the candidates. The candidate with the most numerous votes is declared the winner of the elections.

 Article 237

After confirmation by the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research, the newly chosen Rector will appoint the Vice rectors.

Article 238

The newly elected Rector will organise a public run for the election of the Deans as stated by the law and the University Charter.

Article 239

The Deans appointed by the Rector will designate the Vice deans.

THE VALIDATION OF THE ELECTIONS

Article 240

The Administration Council in function on the starting date of the elections proposes for Senate approval the regulations for the ongoing elections, according to the University Charter, including: rules, meeting dates, the exact number of eligible positions, the way of submitting the applications, the presence of observers, the way of drawing up the election minutes, the University Election Office, as well as any other means needed for the good progress of the election process.

Article 241

The University Election Office will collect the minutes of all the election meetings and will draw up a final report regarding the election process.

Article 242

The University Election Office will submit to the Senate in office during the elections the report regarding the organization of the election. The Senate in office during the elections will validate, by direct and personal vote every ruling body, excepting the newly elected Rector. After the validation, the newly elected leading bodies begin their term of office.

 Article 243

If the Senate in office during the elections observes any deviations from the law, University Charter and regulations in the progress of the elections, at any level, it can invalidate the elections. If there are any levels at which the elections cannot be validated, the Senate will decide the way of solving the problem.

Article 244

After the validation session, the Administration Council that organised the elections will ensure all the steps necessary for the confirmation of the newly elected Rector.

Article 245

After the confirmation of the Rector by the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research, the Administration Council which organised the elections and the newly elected and validated Rector will decide together the date at which the Senate will be convened.

CHAPTER X THE ADOPTION, SUPERVISION AND MODIFICATION OF THE UNIVERITY CHARTER

 THE ADOPTION OF THE UNIVERSITY CHARTER

 Article 246

The UMPCD Charter is adopted by the University Senate.

Article 247

The University Senate is legally met only if at least 2/3 of its members are present.

Article 248

Every article in the University Charter will be adopted with 50% + 1 of the votes expressed by the present members.

 Article 249

The University Charter, in its entirety will be adopted with a majority of 2/3 of all the members of the Senate, through nominal open vote.

SUPERVISING THE DELIVERABLES OF THE UNIVERSITY CHARTER

Article 250

The Administration Council permanently analyzes the way in which the University Charter is maintained in accordance with the national legislation.

Article 251

The Rector, with the help of the Audit and Quality Assurance Department, analyzes the technical details of applying the University Charter.

Article 252

Annually, the Rector puts forward to the Senate a report regarding the way the University Charter functions and, respectively, the application of its provisions

THE MODIFICATION OF THE UNIVERSITY CHARTER

Article 253

The modification of the University Charter is adopted by the University Senate only after debating the matter with the academic community.

Article 254

The modified University Charter is adopted only after the legality notice is issued by the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research.

Article 255

The Administration Council brings to the attention to the academic community the modification or update of the University Charter, within 30 days from its approval by the Senate.

CHAPTER XI FINAL AND TRANSIENT PROVISIONS

Article 256

For the 2011-2012 elections, the role of the Administration Council is accomplished by the Senate Office.

Article 257

This Charter comes into force from the moment of its adoption.

 Article 258

After the adoption, the Administration Council will order the transmission of the printed University Charter to all the University Departments and to the students. The original copy kept at the Rectorship will be signed and stamped on each page with the official signs of the institution by the legal representative. The version of the Charter will be specified.

Article 259

No provision of the Senate or other ruling bodies can infringe the provisions of this Charter, under nullity sanction.

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