The State University of Physical Education and Sport (USEFS) will be granted the status of an institute within the State University of Moldova after the merger of the two institutions.
The new structure will have broad autonomy and will include all three faculties of USEFS – physiotherapy, physical education, and sport and safety sciences.
Education Minister Dan Perchun said that all USEFS employees will be transferred to the State University, and students enrolled in undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs will continue to study in the same programs and with the tuition fees established in the previous year. The educational process will continue on the existing campus.
“The new charter of GUFVS will strengthen the institution’s capabilities, help it overcome challenges, and increase its credibility among external partners,” the minister said.
The University of Physical Education and Sport, modeled on the Agrarian University, should be absorbed by the State University of Moldova. The project is on the government’s agenda and was discussed at a meeting today, December 27.
By the development strategy “Education 2030” and its implementation program for 2023-2025, the Ministry of Education and Science is actively engaged in strengthening the network of higher education institutions. The main emphasis is on improving the quality of education that meets the needs of the labor market.
The reform of higher education prioritizes the strengthening of the university system. This includes the concentration of human and financial resources and the allocation of additional finances to facilitate the modernization of higher education and the research sector.
The main objective addressed by the proposed draft Government is to overcome artificial redundancy and to increase the efficiency of the current higher education system in the Republic of Moldova. This is particularly relevant in the context of demographic decline, outflow, and unemployment among young people and in the context of globalization and competition for financial resources. At the same time, it is necessary to implement new teaching methods and technologies conditioned by the development of new technologies. All these measures will create a more effective education system able to cope with the challenges of the modern world.