The Free International University from Moldova, celebrated 20 years of activity
The great event dedicated to the 20th anniversary of University’s Foundation took place on Monday, October 15, 2012, with an International Conference entitled: “Universitas Europaea: Towards a Knowledge Society through Globalization and Europeanization”, which began at 10 a.m. in Aula Magnifica ULIM.
This is not coincidental because over 20 years, ULIM has strengthened its scientific and didactic ground, establishing relations of cooperation with many scientific centres, academies and universities worldwide. About 363 scientists and professors participated at the conference. The event lasted three days, with workshops at all faculties.
The Conference was inaugurated by the greeting of Mr. Andrei GALBEN, Rector of ULIM, addressed to the participants, personalities of notoriety in education and world recognized scholars. The following personalities have spoken during the conference inauguration: Mr. Eric BRUNAT, PhD, Professor, University of Savoie (France); Mr. Valeriu Canţer, Chairman of CNAA; His Excellency Mr. Tong Mingato, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Moldova; Ms. Tatiana Potîng, Vice-Minister of Education, and Mr. Andrei Galben, Rector of ULIM.
After the plenary session followed the workshops which were attended by: Vito Avantaggiati, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Moldova in Italy; Xavier Philippe, PhD, Professor, France; Austra Raulickyte, PhD, Associate Professor from Lithuania; Alain Vuillemin, PhD, Emeritus Professor, University Paris-Est (France).
On Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at 4 p.m., ULIM’s students, joined by their professors and guests present at the event, organized an anniversary March. They walked from ULIM through the National square, laid flowers at the monument of Stephen the Great, after which they went to the National Palace, where the official ceremony dedicated to the two decades of activity of ULIM took place. The official part of the event was attended by the country's leadership, scientists, professors, ULIM’s graduates from the country and from abroad. The official ceremony was followed by a concert with participation of several singers from Moldova and from abroad.
It is worth to mention that in 20 years, ULIM raised from the ranks as a prestigious institution, both within Moldova and in the international context.